The Michael Flower Band

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John Cratchley
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John Cratchley I knew Mick Flower's work from Vibracathedral Orchestra but this duo recording,though not new, was a find for me...
It's got terrific presence and a controlled explosion in which all the energy is directed and not dissipated. An utterly distinctive sound and an utterly distinctive approach...(like a demented hurdy-gurdy in competition with strangulated Northumbrian pipes filtered through a fuzz box!).
Yet the guitar work never feels flamboyant but focussed and direct.
The label describe this as "intense" and who am I to disagree...

Scott Baird
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Scott Baird hearing this man studder and spazz his way in a rock band setting is a rare treat. I've never heard anyone play guitar like this guy. Uncertain and urgent while being completely in control of his craft. If you like this and don't know, check out his other awesome outputs Vibracathedral Orchestra, Flower-Corsano duo and anytime he collabs with Skullflower!
...but if you made it to this page, you probably know all about these groups Favorite track: Balinese Falsehood.


Mick Flower (Vibracathedral Orchestra) and John Moloney (Sunburned Hand of the Man) are dense musical bodies, each exhibiting extraordinary gravitational pull - it was a matter of time before these particular stars collided. The result, the Michael Flower Band, is the world's most in-freaking-tense rock and roll duo. Recorded in both the studio and live over the course of November and December 2006. The first two tracks, "Mode #2" and "Balinese Falsehood" were previously released on the Manhand label a criminally underheard CDR. Biker psych for the third eye rider.


released May 28, 2008


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