February 28, 2011

I Grew From A Stone To A Statue - Black Flowers [2009]

Black Flowers are Alex Neilson & Lavinia Blackwall (Trembling Bells), Mick Flower (Vibracathedral Orchestra), and Alasdair Roberts set sail on 30 minute+ experimental folk rock tour de force. Got your attention?

Huge opening - Calvary Cross -  sets the bar high: slow burn a la Richard Thompson, building to crescendo guitar organ psych jam with Neilson pounding away like Mattacks' and Bonham's feral nephew. Remainder alternates between updated traditional song structure and iconoclastic unscaffolding of form, leaving behind music infinitely expansive, free and joyous. Rise up and demand more.

Oddi wrth y brawd
and the words fell like malting blossom


Jerry Orbach said...

Thanks for this one. How is it possible that with all those names involved I have yet to hear this

Y Brawd said...

You likee. Me likee.

Greg Williamson said...

Sadly this one seems to have been removed. Any chance of putting it up again somewhere else? I am browsing your wonderful archives.

Greg Williamson said...

Ah - I managed to find it at the Megaupload link at