Florist Vinyl, CD & tapes by Florist at Norman Records
Florist’s new EP is explicitly focused on recalling the glory days of rave. The Phenomena EP is dedicated to Youtube commenters in love with a particular Midsummer party, and is likely to make them very happy: the two tracks (each present in two different mixes) are very capable throwbacks without being mere nostalgia. On All Caps.
Florist began life as a way for Emily Sprague, Rick Spataro and Jonnie Baker to become friends by making noises with synths and guitars. As the trio grew close Florist became a more serious band, touring with Mutual Benefit and Told Slant. They were eventually joined on drums by Felix Walworth of Told Slant. The Birds Outside Sang began after Emily was knocked of her bicycle. Injured, her ability to play keyboards was limited, however, this limitation spawned the first half of the album with Emily making music on her own. The whole band reconvened to record the second half live. Available on coloured vinyl LP and CD on Double Double Whammy.
The cream of the scene in Vancouver, Canada is gathered together on Rhythms Of The Pacific Volume 2. Florist, Neo Image and D Tiffany each present floor-filling productions with an ambient sheen. Please be aware, this 12” on the Pacific Rhythm label is limited enough that we are restricting purchases to one per customer.