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Artist Details: Skullflower

Skullflower is a loose group of musicians affiliated with guitarist Matthew Bower that perform wildly improvised psychedelic music. They debuted with the four-song EP Birthdeath (Broken Flag, 1988) and the six-song mini-album Form Destroyer (1989). Ruins (Shock, 1990) compiles those two records and adds two unreleased tracks.
Their albums include: Xaman (Shock, 1990), IIIrd Gatekeeper (Headdirt, 1992), Last Shot at Heaven (Noiseville, 1993), Obsidian Shaking Codex (RRR, 1993), the best of this phase, Carved Into Roses (VHF, 1994). Their sound was beginning to change towards heavy droning space-rock, as displayed on Argon (Freek, 1995), a symphony in four movements featuring Stuart Dennison on percussion, John Godbert on reeds and Russel Smith on guitar, the live Adieu All You Judges (Broken Flag, 1995), Infinityland (Headdirt, 1995), one of their heaviest works, Transformer (Sympathy, 1996), one of the calmest, This is Skullflower (VHF, 1996), possibly a self-parody.

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Crucial Blast

A reissue of Skullflower's acclaimed 1992 album IIIrd Gatekeeper. This reissue is presented with new liner notes, a new package design that retains...

Tribulation by Skullflower CD: $12.00

Skullflower: Tribulation

Crucial Blast

Tribulation. The new emission from the UK trance-noise legends SKULLFLOWER. A black-void beaming of utterly destroyed drone rock and crushing ampli...

Orange Canyon mind by Skullflower CD: $12.00

Skullflower: Orange Canyon mind

Crucial Blast

The new full length from the legendary UK free/drone/psych outfit Skullflower, featuring some of the most searing, synapse scorching droneworks tha...

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