Wildflower, the project comprising Idris Rahman, Leon Brichard and Tom Skinner, continues its journey with the third release Better Times, setting ahead with a deep, relentless and unique sound, constantly evolving and effortlessly hitting the aim.
The beauty of Blue, Yellow, Green and Red, recorded in London in 2019, lies in the openness to form and structure these tunes, whilst a sense of groove and melodic development is maintained throughout.
The confidence and versatility of the musicians is key, and so is the interaction between them, characterising a natural flow of unfolding musical ideas and embracing a New York musically care-free ethic, without having to wear their combined influences on their sleeves.
Each song has a colour reference suggestive of mood tone and internal balance, enabling the audience to concur that Wildflower is not just a band, it is as ever an experience and one that allows its listeners to emerge and engage in a time where a perfect fusion of global sounds and jazz exists as a remedy, one you can feel and enjoy the benefits from everyday.
Better Times by Wildflower is the debut release on Tropic of Love Music.
Wildflower - Better Times is distributed worldwide by Rush Hour NL
As far as I am concerned, this is the closest sound I have heard that compares to King Crimson’s Red. Fantastic music that is spontaneous, and obviously these guys know each other musically to create a piece of music/album without concept let alone rehearsal. I love their vibe. Please make more of your back catalogue available.
George. George Prince.
Ah now, this kicks off with a mean opener that holds no punches. Short, hard-hitting and definitely Ill Considered.
Of course, the fun doesn't stop there. Gunning is great. Ward, magical.
The fluidity of the music is absorbing, feeling a much stronger album than #5.
Special mention here goes to Single Leaf. Yum. Peter Jones