|The maestro himself...Blaudzun|
The third album by singer-songwriter John Sigmond, better known as Blaudzun, titled Heavy Flowers is out. It is the successor to the widely acclaimed Seadrift Sound Machine. Heavy Flowers is Blaudzun's most dynamic album to date. The distinctive voice and compelling melodies combined with folk and art rock influences, form a very great album.
|The albumcover of Heavy Flowers|
Johannes wrote, arranged and produced Heavy Flowers itself, but is on the album and in live concerts joined by his regular band. "I wanted to make a classic singer-songwriter album. Small, mostly sober, with a guitar or banjo and the end of time as a theme. But it just didn't work out well..."
Because the album was written in a time of many live performances Heavy Flowers has become a more powerful album. Heavy Flowers album title refers directly to the same song on the album. Farewell, decay and deterioration are key element of the song. "The decay of a body, a culture, a love affair. And secretly a bit ' the end of time', if only in the broadest sense."
That does not mean that Heavy Flowers has become a gloomy album. Heavy Flowers has become a great mixture of hope and decay, but not sad. Autumn sun, so to speak. In everything sounds the instinct to survive. A wonderful album, a must-hear...
|The feeling of the album: a sunny autumn day...|