Back in 2021 we caught wind of and absolutely fell in love with the Glenn Fallows and Mark Treffel masterpiece “The Globeflower Masters” Vol.1 which checked all the right boxes in terms of our love of libary’esque and cinematic soundscapes. It was the complete listen from beginning to end which continues to be in our regular rotation here at Nostalgia King. Fast forward to one year later and the duo are back with their follow up to The Globeflower Masters and volume 2 goes even further with pushing their sound.
“For this excursion, the Brighton-based duo wanted to lean a little further into their European film soundtrack influences, with particular inspiration mined from the works of Stefano Torossi, David Shire, and Roger Webb. This expansion of their sound builds upon the rich tapestry of cinematic funk à la David Axelrod, Serge Gainsbourg and Morricone that fashioned Vol. 1. Here the arrangements, melodies, and harmonies have been refined; only what is needed is left.”
“The recordings are drenched in visual imagery; they stimulate the senses and invite the imagination to roam. Ethereal, hazy memories of lost summers are triggered; the beauty of listening to music when driving along a deserted road in the Italian countryside lined with cypress trees heading towards the sun, and beyond. As the musical journey progresses, we even take a voyage to another planet. Whether these memories are real or constructed recollections of scenes from film and television, the tracks evoke a feeling of nostalgia and comfort. Like all the best music, ‘The Globeflower Masters Vol. 2’ takes us out of ourselves even if it’s only temporarily.”
What more needs to be said about The Globeflower Masters Vol. 2 that hasn’t been said already? It’s a beautiful work of art that captivates you at the first drop of the needle.