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Magic Machine

An Endless Sporadic

An abstract instrumental journey of mind-bending musicianship and rich expressiveness via avante garde film-score soundscapes, featuring flashes of stylistic innovation and ensemble work that is staggeringly packed full of drama yet still meaningful from a compositional standpoint.

One of the worlds most elusive yet breathtakingly captivating progressive rock bands, An Endless Sporadic, is set to return on 16th September 2016 with a new album, Magic Machine.


Magic Machine is a showcase for mind-bending musicianship and rich expressiveness via avante garde film-score soundscapes. An abstract journey through different styles of music and environments, the album offers a coruscating kaleidoscope of colours and joy, flashes of stylistic innovation featuring ensemble work that is staggeringly packed full of drama yet still meaningful from a compositional standpoint. This is an aurally challenging album with an experimentally wide sound palette, but as a whole is assuredly palatable, mesmerising and resides in a class paralleled by none.


Hailing from the hallowed halls of Berklee College of Music in Boston, the brains behind An Endless Sporadic, Zach Kamins, is no stranger to the synergy or intuitiveness that his particular brand of prog-rock-jazz-fusion offers. Anyone who has ever played Guitar Hero can attest to the beauty of An Endless Sporadic and their songs. The band gained most of theirpopularity with the song, “Impulse,” which was placed on Guitar Hero 3. After that they recorded, “Anything,” which was placed on Guitar Hero World Tour. From here they produced more songs to create their first EP, “Ameliorate.” And so An Endless Sporadic was born.

Comments Zach: “I feel that Magic Machine was created out of a strong desire to bring out the true intention of the name, An Endless Sporadic. I have always had a passion for music that was part of a bigger story, where ideas can take time to develop and be presented in many different ways. “

Joining master multi instrumentalist Zach Kamins on this album is a stellarline-up of virtuoso musicians (we stopped counting at 30 instruments…all recorded live and including Hand Hammered Lasagne Trays!) and special guests including Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment), Roine Stolt and Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings), Michael Iago Mellender (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) and Navene K (Animals as Leaders, Entheos) to name just a few!



The ambitiously bold Magic Machine is unleashed on September 16th and will be one of those albums talked about with fervour for years to come, do not miss out on this one.
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The Flower kINGS NEW ALBUM OUT 10/30/20

Photo: Lillian Forsberg 

 

THE FLOWER KINGS – announce October 30th as release date for new double album “Islands”! 

On October 30th, 2020 progressive rockers THE FLOWER KINGS will release their new double album “Islands” on InsideOutMusic, just a year after the group’s much celebrated “Waiting For Miracles”. 

Due to the Covid-19-pandemic, the album comes out quite a bit sooner than originally planned as the band’s creative mastermind Roine Stolt explains: 

“All shows and festivals were cancelled and the future didn’t really ‘unfold’ itself like we had hoped. To sit out the pandemic with no activities was not an option for us! We can’t be stopped by an evil virus! So, with members living in the USA, Italy, Austria and Sweden, the only way to realize this album, was to use the magic of the ‘net’, sending files around the globe and start building what now has become a mammoth-sized double album of 21 songs.” 

The 92 minutes long “Islands” features artwork by legend Roger Dean (Yes, Asia, Gentle Giant, Greenslade, Uriah Heep) and all trademark sounds and melodies, the band is renownedfor. From vintage keys to epic guitar solos, from odd drum patterns to symphonic elements, THE FLOWER KINGS present a dynamic and complex record that is bold, bombastic andbeautiful. 

Stolt reveals the following about the concept of the record: 

“The theme of the album is isolation - so the title ‘Islands’ felt like a most relevant title - as much of it circulates around isolation, loss, and the fear of being disconnected. Having to face this unexpected pandemic will leave marks on each one of us for a very long time and to lose loved ones forces us to soldier on, learning and growing a stronger version of ourselves in this fragile cycle of life. 

Musically; the aim has been to  create a bigger grand epic piece out of 21 songs - so they are all connected with themes that weave in and out - like the way ‘Sgt Peppers’ or ‘The Lamb’ were built on shorter songs,  but yet linked. So view it as one mega song or as 21 separate pieces, it is all tailored to be listened to as one piece - like a cinematic 90min long ride.” 

 

Disc One (49:40) 

1 - Racing With Blinders On 4:24 

2 - From The Ground 4.02 

3 - Black Swan 5:53 

4 - Morning News 4:01 

5 – Broken 6:38 

6 - Goodbye Outrage 2:19 

7 – Journeyman 1:43 

8 – Tangerine 3:51 

9 – Solaris 9:10 

10 - Heart Of The Valley 4:18 

11- Man In A Two Peace Suit 3:21 

Disc Two (43:01) 

1 - All I Need Is Love 5:48 

2 - A New Species 5:45 

3 - Northern Lights 5:43 

4 - Hidden Angles 0:50 

5 – Serpentine 3:52 

6 - Looking For Answers 4:30 

7 –Telescope 4:41 

8 - Fool’s Gold 3:11 

9 - Between Hope & Fear 4:29 

10 – Islands 4:12 

“Islands” will be available as massive Limited 3LP & 2CD box set with slipcase and 180 gram vinyl housed in two gatefolds, one single sleeve; as Limited Edition 2CD Digipak and Digital Album. Presales will start September 11th, 2020. 

Line-Up: 

Roine Stolt - Vocal, Ukulele, Guitars, Additional Keyboards 

Hasse Fröberg - Vocal & Acoustic Guitar 

Jonas Reingold - Bass, Acoustic Guitar 

Zach Kamins - Pianos, Organ, Synthesizers, Mellotron, Orchestrations 

Mirko DeMaio - Drums, Percussion 

Guest: Rob Townsend - Soprano Saxophone 

https://www.roinestolt.com/ 

http://www.facebook.com/TheFlowerKings 

https://www.instagram.com/roinestolt8112/ 

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About

 

Zach Kamins is a composer and instrumentalist. He currently plays keyboards for Swedish progressive rock band, The Flower Kings, where he has been touring through South America, Mexica, Europe and Canada. I also recorded keyboards and contributed compositions to The Flower Kings' upcoming record, 'Waiting for Miracles,' to be released November 8th 2019.

Zach has mostly become known through composing, producing, playing guitar and keyboards in his progressive rock band, An Endless Sporadic, that he co-created with drummer, Andy Gentile, in 2004. An Endless Sporadic is an abstract instrumental journey of mind-bending musicianship and rich expressiveness via avante garde film-score soundscapes, featuring flashes of stylistic innovation and ensemble work that is staggeringly packed full of drama yet still meaningful from a compositional standpoint. 

Hailing from the hallowed halls of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Zach Kamins, is no stranger to the synergy or intuitiveness that his particular brand of prog-rock-jazz-fusion offers. Anyone who has ever played Guitar Hero can attest to the beauty of An Endless Sporadic and their songs. The band gained most of their popularity with the song, “Impulse,” which was placed on Guitar Hero 3. After that they recorded, “Anything,” which was placed on Guitar Hero World Tour. From here they produced more songs to create their first EP, “Ameliorate.” 

The latest An Endless Sporadic album, Magic Machine was released in September of 2016. Joining master multi instrumentalist Zach Kamins on this album is a stellar line-up of virtuoso musicians all recorded live and including (Hand Hammered Lasagne Trays!) and special guests including Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment), Roine Stolt and Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings), Michael Iago Mellender (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) and Navene K (Animals as Leaders, Entheos) to name just a few!

 

For more information on An Endless Sporadic, visit www.anendlesssporadic.com 

 

 

 

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