No-Man ‎– Flowermouth

Snapper Music ‎– SDPCD195
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered

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1 Angel Gets Caught In The Beauty Trap
Bass [Fretless] – Silas MaitlandDrums – Chris MaitlandGuitar, Effects [Soundscapes] – Robert FrippSaxophone [Soprano] – Mel CollinsTrumpet – Ian CarrViolin – Ben Coleman
2 You Grow More Beautiful 5:26
3 Animal Ghost
Flute – Mel CollinsGuitar, Effects [Soundscapes] – Robert FrippPercussion – Chris MaitlandViolin – Ben Coleman
4 Soft Shoulders
Violin – Ben Coleman
5 Shell Of A Fighter
Electronics – Richard BarbieriGuitar, Effects [Soundscapes] – Robert FrippViolin – Ben Coleman
6 Teardrop Fall
Flute – Mel CollinsGuitar, Effects [Soundscapes] – Robert FrippViolin, Arranged By [Strings] – Ben Coleman
7 Watching Over Me
Arranged By [Strings] – Steven WilsonViolin – Ben Coleman
8 Simple
Guitar, Effects [Soundscapes] – Robert FrippPercussion – Steve JansenVocals [Sample] – Lisa Gerard*
9 Things Change
Drums – Chris MaitlandGuitar, Effects [Soundscapes] – Robert FrippViolin – Ben Coleman
Bonus Tracks
10 Angeldust
Bass [Fretless] – Silas MaitlandGuitar, Effects [Soundscapes] – Robert FrippSaxophone [Soprano] – Mel Collins
11 Born Simple
Guitar, Effects [Soundscapes] – Robert Fripp

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Originally recorded at No Man's Land Sep-Dec 1993.
Tracks: 1, 2, 3, 7 and 9 were remixed in 1999.
Additional recording at the Beat Factory.

Tracks: 10 & 11 are bonus tracks that were originally issued on the "Flowermix" remix album, released in 1995.

Like the KScope version, this CD came with a free postcard when ordered through the Burning Shed website.

Issued in digipak with 12 page booklet with sleeve notes by Dann Chinn

Made in England

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 636551619523
  • Matrix / Runout: SDPCD195
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI LT22

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TPLP67CD No-Man Flowermouth(CD, Album) One Little Indian TPLP67CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
KSCOPE111X No-Man Flowermouth(CD, Album, RE, RM) Kscope KSCOPE111X UK 2005 Sell This Version
TPLP67 No-Man Flowermouth(2xLP, TP) One Little Indian TPLP67 UK 1994 Sell This Version
828 535-2 No-Man Flowermouth(CD, Album) FFRR, London Records 828 535-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
KSCOPE111X No-Man Flowermouth(CD, Album, RE, RM) Kscope KSCOPE111X UK 2005 Sell This Version


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November 15, 2011
digipack with bootlet


September 14, 2009
As I listen to No-Man's Flowermouth again, I can't help sharing an opinion on the band. I'm not a big Porcupine Tree fan. I feel PT is a bit monotonous and brings few surprises to my ear. I'm a huge King Crimson fan and am always looking for something that might be new to think about.

The No-Man vocal offering is similar to David Sylvian (of which Robert Fripp and others from KC briefly collaborated with in 1993). Fortunately, the "guitars from hell" sound by Fripp accompanied by other guest work by Mel Collins and Lisa Gerard provide a great juxtaposition to the low breathy vocals.

Other reviews compare No-Man to pop bands of the late '80s and early '90s which I know of, have listened to and have discarded. Perhaps the comparisons are fair, I don't know but I believe not. I think Flowermouth represents a band and guest members striving for identity and new musical direction. Note that King Crimson emerged from a 10 year hiatus after Flowermouth to release one of their best albums "Thrak".

In all, Flowermouth is 10% throw back to the 80's and 90% looking forward to something better. I can proudly keep this in my collection and even share it with others (although I hate the cover art). Next time I remix my personal KC road trip CD, I think I'll add a few tracks from Flowermouth. Good stuff.