Es liegt etwas in der Luft: Feuer ist es beim deutschen „Vintage-Hedonisten“ Kornelius Flowers, dunkler Südstaatenzauber bei Tony Joe White. Die Songwelten von Ben Watt sind mit fieberhaften Albtraumzuständen verhangen, und Marissa Nadler sinniert in ihrer zarten Folkballade darüber, wie es denn wäre, sich in Luft aufzulösen.
Kornelius Flowers „Fire In The Air“
Über Flowers heißt es schon mal, er sei so etwas wie der Tom Petty von Trier. Das greift vielleicht etwas zu hoch, aber sein Album heißt sehr passend „Vintage Hedonist“.
June, 3rd, 2016!! Album „Vintage Hedonist“ is now officially available!
Debut album „Vintage Hedonist“ is out since June 03, 2016 on SumoRex/CARGO!
All 12 songs have been mixed by Kurt Ebelhäuser (Tonstudio 45) and mastered by Dog Young and are available on VINYL and CD.
New Kornelius Flowers band featuring
The crew who played most of the songs on Vintage Hedonist (from left to right behind Kornelius):
Herr Dannehl (bass), Matt Dawson (guitar, pedal steel), Norbert Schmitz (piano, organ), Michael Stein (drums)
This is what Jörkk Mechenbier, singer with the Punk band LOVE A, says about the album VINTAGE HEDONIST:
Please forget right away any musical associations that may have gone through your head because of my connection with Punk Rock: this is – with due respect – real music with strong and meaningful influences from the 60s to the 90er that cannot simply be not dismissed out of hand, but stand up to detailed scrutiny.
If someone has already long been active as a critic in this field it is certainly not easy to show that one is impressed. I fully realise this and and so does this lanky one-of-a-kind by the name of Kornelius Flowers, but I think it should be mentioned that I for one have always found it impressive if someone can tailor their entirely own ideas of songs and sounds.
In my view Kornelius Flowers is one of those impressive musicians. A creator. A man with an idea – a feeling. But above all: a man who is able to translate his musical instincts – or rather his vision – into reality. What he has carved out on his latest album is the essence of what has impressed and characterised him on his journey through life as a musician:
the freewheeling approach of a Tom Petty, the wild hedonism of the early Kinks or, to highlight the point even more clearly, The Sonics; and then there was Bob Dylan and the macabre balladry of a Nick Cave. A feast for the ears. Wayside tales, feeling, good and evil. Sometimes even simple acoustic sunshine – and a good refrain with hit potential. A pot pourri of good taste, a stocktaking of Rock’n’Roll as it is lived – the way one so rarely finds these days, so carefully crafted but at the same time rough and wild. We also find all this in the brilliant lyrics of the songs on Vintage Hedonist.
Finally I should mention – and I am speaking from experience – that it is a delight to watch as this 6’6“ giant uses his acoustic and visual skills on stage to give his excellent qualities as an entertainer the touch of magic that brings you to read this information sheet, that drew me to a concert yesterday evening, and that makes us all think that this brings us closer to the mystery that is music than owning Volumes 3 and 17 of the soft rock series KuschelRock.
All the best – and Viva la Musica!
Jörkk Mechenbier // Love A
Release date: June, 03.2016 (SumoRex/Cargo)
Available online and in every good record shop!
02 Buried As A Child
03 Fire In The Air
04 Evil Head
05 The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill
06 Thousand Times
07 I Declare War
08 When Will I Be Your Man
09 I Don’t Believe In Anything
10 The Way You Are
11 The Right Way
12 Hall Of Fame
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