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3.90 | 101 ratings

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4 stars EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED,that's what we can say before listening this debut album of a very talented and original French band-TAAL!I was intrigued and undecided which album to choose for the review,because both are excellent ,and finally I've decided that this first one has something superior to the second one!Because it was a major discovery since the beginning 'cause I haven't great expectations for it!But after the first accords I've realised that TAAL is a band with strong personality and precise musical direction!They simply don;t want to go on musical clichees and have this spirit of musical adventure,and those who want to hear something different will be plenty satisfied after the whole audition of the album!Good production and very competent musicians,we can include it in the eclectic prog category,heavily influenced by the innovative spirit of ZAPPA,KING CRIMSON,sometimes even FLOYDIAN psychedelic accords and other unconventional artists!There is also a MIDDLE EASTERN musical influence,some flute and cello accords and a weird tone for guitar ,but everything is packed in an intelligent musical message,and the more then 60 minutes of musical wizzardry is an axcellent discovery!David Lucas has an original voice,he is very discreet in it's register and the complex music makes sometimes the vocals unnecessary! BARBITURICUS-the opening tracks are putting the standards very high and the rest of the album continue to flow in a bizzare musical direction,without any compromise for the good quality music!It's a band who deeply deserves to be discovered and we hope for a third album,because the distance from the second ont until nowin 2010 is pretty long already!4 STARS for an invitation to discover new musical horizons!
Ovidiu | 4/5 |


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