9 Jan 2017
Plenirockium reviews Flowers Must Die's Sista Valsen
Flowers Must Die
Rocket Recordings (12″EP)
Two decades after the founding, the geo-musical vision of Rocket Recordings exposed in recent years triggered the late 2016 chapter with an all-Swedish nordic saga. After the new albums of Goat and Josefin Öhrn + Liberation, here are the Flowers Must Die collective from Linköping already magnified among the Plenirockium favourites of 2015. “Sista Valsen” enriches an exclusive 12″EPs vinyl series with maze artworks issued by the Bristol label in the matter of kosmische-space rock and expands the band line-up to a sextet with the arrival of Lisa Ekelund (voice, violin and theremin, also active in Katla from Stockholm recently highlighted with the first album “Embryo”). Together with Jonas Höglund (guitar, synth), Lars Hoffsten (drums), Martin Daun (bass), Rickard Daun (synth, trumpet), Sven Walan (guitar, glockenspiel, accordion) play their first recording sessions that are worth this EP entitled from the opening track.
‘Sista Valsen’ (The Last Waltz) is immediate and speeding between tribal percussions into a deep acoustic-electric-electronic interstellar with oriental glows background reactivated afterwards by ‘ Kruta in the mantra ‘Psychedelic Underground’. The journey decelerates to contemplate cosmic dawns and inebriated in weightlessness with the magnetic fluid of ‘Taskig Stämning Annars’ and the subsonic jazz essences of ‘Varför’. After the participation to the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, Flowers Must Die are at work for the new album in the legendary Silence studies of Koppom (where recorded also Kebnekajse, Älgarnas Trädgård, Träd, Gräs och Stenar).
See the review here: Plenirockium