Rereleased into the Wild

It's Tuesday, which means I've dug into the crates for another lesson in musical history.
Flower Travellin' Band - Satori
Contrary to what their name might suggest, the Flower Travellin' Band are no free-love-hippy-commune-sunny-day-rockers. The deceptively named group has much more in common with hard hitting groups like
Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and King Crimson. This Japanese Band perfectly blends dark eastern influenced guitar with powerfully soul crushing rifs and the wailing vocals of Akira Joe Yamanaka. Satori is a bit of a conceptual song cycle. The tracks are simply labeled Satori I-V, but very little apart from the overall sound seems to tie the tracks together. A definite classic worth picking up.
Satori Part I.mp3
Satori Part V.mp3

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Zior- Zior
While not quite as heavy as anything produced by Flower Travellin' Band, this 1971 album from Zior contains its fair share of heavy guitar laced tracks. Sharing not only a love of occult lyrics with Black Sabbath but also an album photographer,
the cover for this album was shot by Marcus Keef who also shot the now iconic debut cover for Sabbath. Tracks on this album shift from bluesy rockers to darkly psychedelic pieces, all undershot with a highly rhythmic drum style that paces the album.
I Really Do.mp3
Za Za Za Zilda.mp3

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Halleluwah, a Festival of Enthused Arts III Nov, 22 2008

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