Sunday, March 18, 2007

Flower Travellin' Band - Satori (1971)

"Satori" is the second album from the Japanese psych band The Flower Travellin' Band. The Flower Travellin Band is basically what you would get if you mixed Black Sabbath, Led Zepplin, and Blue Cheer together. Their music is very heavy-psych with amazing psych guitar work over all of it. This album is no exception to the acid-dazed, drug-induced sound that The Flower Travellin' Band was known for.
This album consists of five songs all titled "Satori" followed by a Roman numeral. The overall sound and feel of this album is definitely one with a very Eastern-culture feel to it which is only appropriate since they are a Japanese psychedelic band. The amount of different styles of music contained on this record is uncanny. The record starts right out with a Robert Plant-style scream followed by just grungy guitars followed right by some fuzzed out guitar riffs. This music is of an entirely different classification than anything else i have ever heard. There is Far East influences, American influences, and British influences. You get the sound of heavy rock, psych rock, Eastern music, there is just so many different things on this album and it all works so well together.
The Flower Travellin' Band was able to record an album that fully encompassed everything that the Acid/LSD/drug culture was waiting to hear. This album basically will change your entire perception of 1970's heavy rock.





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