2009 – 3rd World Electric – Kilimanjaro Secret Brew

Kilimanjaro Secret Brew was the first album of 3rd World Electric; a fusion project of Jonas and Roine Stolt. The other band members are Lalle Larson and Zoltan Czörsz but also Karl-Martin Almqvist on sax, Ayi Solomon on percussion and Dave Weckl on drums. Some of the bands that have influenced Jonas and Roine here, are early Weather Report, Return To Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra. Continue reading “2009 – 3rd World Electric – Kilimanjaro Secret Brew”

2009 – Agents Of Mercy – The Fading Ghosts Of Twilight

A side project from Roine Stolt with 77 minutes of brand new progressive rock music. Longer and elaborated songs with the symphonic and the common love of late 60’s and early 70’s prog all over this album. If you love Roine’s work or great symphonic progrock music in general, then this is a no-brainer addition to your record shelf. Read the details below for more info. Continue reading “2009 – Agents Of Mercy – The Fading Ghosts Of Twilight”

2008 – Karmakanic – Who’s The Boss In The Factory

Happy, intelligent, positive and melodic progressive rock that can compete with the best albums around. Virtuous soloing, wonderful vocals and backing, solid and complex Csörsz/Reingold rhythms. But also melancholy and some dark and moody parts, this album has it all again. The two-part song Eternally is straight from Jonas’ heart and is about the recent death of his parents. His sad sad feelings are reflected so heartbreakingly. Continue reading “2008 – Karmakanic – Who’s The Boss In The Factory”

2007 – Flower Kings – Road Back Home

The new 2CD album contains 27 songs, spanning from 1995 to 2006 and the tracks focus on the most accessible, melodic, groovy or shorter tracks. So less fusion and more melody and moody tracks. All tracks are carefully remixed, quite a few have different solos and some have additional backing vocals. There is even one unreleased track, plus the full version of Genesis’ classic Cinema Show. Continue reading “2007 – Flower Kings – Road Back Home”

2007 – Flower Kings – The Sum Of No Evil

Just one year after double album Paradox Hotel this is another masterpiece of the Kings of progressive rock music. Complicated and brilliant compositions, with wonderful nods to the jazzy style of Space Revolver, the positiveness of Stardust We Are, and the melodies of Adam & Eve. Drum master Zoltan Csörsz has returned just for this album, and he simply shines on all tracks. Highly recommended. Continue reading “2007 – Flower Kings – The Sum Of No Evil”

2004 – The Tangent – The World That We Drive Through

Second album of the mix of talents from UK and Sweden. Jonas is joined again with his Flower Kings pals Roine and Zoltan. This one picks up where their first album left off, great compositions, interesting, challenging melodies played by the best musicians in business. Again a full sound, no overplay either too fast or too loud and great sax and flute. Continue reading “2004 – The Tangent – The World That We Drive Through”

2004 – The Flower Kings – Adam & Eve

If there was a prize for most ambitious and, at the same time, the most versatile band on the Prog Rock scene, then The Flower Kings would surely be the front runner for it. Since their 1994 debut, Roine Stolt The Flower King, the Swedish progressive rockers have released a new album almost every year, often even in the form of a double CD with extended playing times and different styles. Continue reading “2004 – The Flower Kings – Adam & Eve”

2002 – The Flower Kings – Unfold The Future

After Flower Power and Stardust We Are this is another Flower Kings 2CD (over 2 hours of music) and maybe one of their most progressive up to date. And again it’s stuffed with amazingly intricate and tight songs, all thoughtfully written, and performed with great musicianship. This is also the debut of new drummer Zoltan Csörsz, who is simply great. Continue reading “2002 – The Flower Kings – Unfold The Future”