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Taļ Phong


Symphonic Prog

2.53 | 40 ratings

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4 stars I discovered TAĻ PHONG in 2020 with their self-titled album. As a french I was really pleased to see a band from our country able to compete with the international prog scene. This is the last album with Jean-Jacques Goldman before he began his successful career in the 80s. I love most of the songs on the album. 'End Of An End' has a beautiful acoustic introduction with tight vocal harmonies and also great instrumental parts. 'Farewell Gig In Amsterdam' contains a killer and jazzy sax solo in the end as well as a nice acoustic part in the middle of the song. 'Last Flight' and 'How Do You Do' are also favorites of mine. The keyboard sounds used remind of CAMEL, which might be a huge influence for them. However some tracks fall flat. The bonus tracks have a more commercial approach, as if they tried to renew with the success gained with their hit 'Sister Jane' on the first album. 'Shanghai Casino' sounds annoying and repetitive to me, 'Follow Me' is kind of catchy but lacks of something. This is a very solid record overall, even though the bonus tracks add nothing special. Most of the songs are really worth it.
FCM_99 | 4/5 |


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