Born out of a surreal experience and with strong devotion Black Flower takes you on a lucid voyage through the gardens of the Abyssinian afterlife. A highly remarkable place, far away from what you and I would call reality. It is a place where strange creatures and unfamiliar sounds merge into a harmony of the weird and the beautiful.
It is said that these are the secret realms of the long past legendary ruler of Ethiopia, Sir Prester John. Some even claim that he composed these sounds as a way of ruling his ancient land. Whether this is fact or myth, nobody knows for sure...
Now, for the first time, we have the chance to get a glimpse of this mystical empire. It is no secret any more that Nathan Daems has been chosen to witness this special place. Being such an overwhelming experience, he felt the urge, even the obligation, to share this with the real world. The result is a record he applicably called “Abyssinia Afterlife”.
It was no easy task finding the right people for this job. In his years of musical exploration, Nathan kept searching for the right people to team up with. A challenging process, because they needed to embrace the idea of looking to music from a whole new perspective. They needed to be able to capture the Abyssinia Afterlife as if they had visited it them-selves. Finally he found four young and dedicated spirits who could do the job.
This is the moment Black Flower was born.
Black Flower - Upwards
1. Solar Eclipse 6:39
2. Upwards 4:59
3. I threw a lemon at that girl 5:20
4. Jungle desert 4:50
5. Winter 5:35
6. Star fishing 5:42
7. The legacy of Prester John 3:41
8. Again I lost it 4:57
9. Abyssinia afterlife 7:45
Jon Birdsong - Cornet
Simon Segers - Drums
Wouter Haest - Piano and keyboards
Filip Vandebril - Bass, Effects