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TAÏ PHONG

Taï Phong

 

Symphonic Prog

3.68 | 85 ratings

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VOTOMS
5 stars Review nº 228

Taï Phong - self titled

What would you expect of a heavy/symphonic french prog band from the 70s starring Jean- Jacques Goldmnan, nothing less than the songwriter for Céline Dion's greatest hits, a visionary dreamy keyboardist called Jean too, and a cool Samurai concept for band promotional imagery? Isn't obvious? Täi Phong is an underrated prog rock piece of the golden age, mixing furious passages, space floating atmosphere, chocolate hot dog, melancholic vocals, romance and shurikens! Why I consider their first couple of full lenght albums masterpieces? Because the passional sadness beauty captured from pop and some proto- prog and relateds, dissected and threw up on prog suites, would later return as the center stomp of the crossover/neo-prog and 80s symphonic hard rock. But nobody talks about Taï Phong. The samurai age was forgotten. It just isn't fair. By the way, this album is a little heavier than it's sequel Windows, focused on surreal dreamscape tunes.

VOTOMS | 5/5 |

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