Header

TABULA RASA

Symphonic Prog • Finland


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Tabula Rasa picture
Tabula Rasa biography
From Kangsala, Finland, Tabula Rasa was founded in 1972 by guitarist Heikki Silvennoinen, drummer Asko Pakkanen, and bass player Tapio Suominen. During the band's run, Mikko Alatalo played the Peter Sinfield role as contributing lyricist, and unofficial member. They are considered one of the top finish prog bands, but tend be overlooked when put alongside Wigwam, and Tasavallan Pesidentti (sort of like the Kinks next to the Beatles, The Who, and The Rolling Stones). Along with opening for Wigwam, they gained notoriety by becoming runner up in the 1972 "Best Finnish Pop Group" contest.

For the 1975 self-titled debut, the band had been filled out by vocalist Jukka Leppilampi, flautist Jarmo Sormunen, and pianist Jim Pembroke. 1976's "Ekkedien Tanssi" saw some changes in personnel. Jarmo Sormunen was gone, Jukka Aronen replaced Pakkanen on percussion, and keyboardist Jarno Sinisalo replaced Pembroke. Vocalist Jukka Salmela took the lead on the last two tracks. Wigwam's Jukka Gustavson made a guest appearance, and co-produced the album.

The band split in 1977 as Aronen and Silvonnoinen joined Coitus Inc, and other members followed different philosophical paths.

The music is mellow, and melodic. The obvious comparisons are made to their Finnish contemporaries, but there is also a strong resemblance to Camel (and even a bit of Steve Hackett).

H.T. Riekels (bhikkhu)

TABULA RASA MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
  • Gryf Tabula Rasa , 1975

TABULA RASA forum topics / tours, shows & news


TABULA RASA forum topics
No topics found for : "tabula rasa"
Create a topic now
TABULA RASA tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "tabula rasa"
Post an entries now

TABULA RASA Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to TABULA RASA

Buy TABULA RASA Music


Tabula RasaTabula Rasa
Import
Disk Union Japan 2011
Audio CD$23.33
$30.42 (used)
Confined in Skin and BonesConfined in Skin and Bones
Deconstruct Records
Audio CD$22.16
$0.01 (used)
Ekkedien TansiiEkkedien Tansii
Import
Imports 2008
Audio CD$18.78
$13.00 (used)
Ekkedien Tansii by Tabula Rasa (2008-01-01)Ekkedien Tansii by Tabula Rasa (2008-01-01)
Imports
Audio CD$60.89
Ekkedien TanssiEkkedien Tanssi
Import
Imports 2014
Vinyl$26.17
EpockEpock
Audio CD$12.99
Role of SmithRole of Smith
A-F Records 2003
Audio CD$5.90
$0.01 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Various Artists Tabula Rasa CD USD $6.31 Buy It Now 1h 3m
Arvo PART: Tabula Rasa Arvo PART: Tabula Rasa Audio CD USD $12.26 Buy It Now 2h 50m
Iii: Tabula Rasa Or Death And The Seven Pillars (Hardcover Digi) The Devil's Blo USD $27.83 Buy It Now 3h 6m
NEW Tabula Rasa by Empirical CD (CD) Free P&H USD $24.68 Buy It Now 8h 59m
EXENCE - TABULA RASA CD USD $10.99 Buy It Now 12h
Tabula Rasa - Keith Jarrett New & Sealed Compact Disc Free Shipping USD $21.03 Buy It Now 13h 19m
WATER LILY WLA-CS-44-SACD: TABULA RASA - Bela Fleck, Bhatt, Chen - OOP USA SEALD USD $99.99 Buy It Now 18h 26m
Andy Ks Tabula Rasa CD USD $3.25 Buy It Now 18h 59m
INNER LITE:Hold On To Him 2:40-Tabula Rasa 2:13-U.S. 7" 1970 SsExx 666,Iowa USD $84.98 Buy It Now 21h 23m
Gil Shaham Göteborgs Symfoniker - Tabula Rasa; Fratres; Symphony No. 3 NEW CD USD $11.19 Buy It Now 21h 32m
Gil Shaham Göteborgs Symfoniker - Tabula Rasa; Fratres; Symphony No. 3 NEW CD USD $11.27 Buy It Now 1 day
Schnittke: Concerto Grosso I/Pärt: Tabula Rasa/Görecki: Concerto, New Music USD $13.31 Buy It Now 1 day
Arvo Part-Tabula Rasa (2006, CD New) USD $6.29 Buy It Now 1 day
Tabula Rasa Einsturzende Neubauten Audio CD USD $21.46 Buy It Now 1 day
Tabula Rasa - Exence (2013, CD New) USD $5.77 Buy It Now 1 day
Arvo Part: Tabula Rasa 0028947638797, CD, BRAND NEW FREE P&H USD $42.93 Buy It Now 1 day
ARVO PART lp Tabula Rasa _ ECM 1275, gatefold NM USD $31.05 [2 bids]
1 day
Exence - Tabula Rasa [CD New] USD $11.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Devil's Blood - Iii: Tabula Rasa Or Death & The Seven Pillars [Vinyl New] USD $33.08 Buy It Now 1 day
Arvo Part-Tabula Rasa [CD New] USD $6.63 Buy It Now 1 day
BCONNECTED TABULA RASA ALTRI SUONI SWISS JAZZ CD SWITZERLAND USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Einsturzende Neubauten Tabula Rasa CD, card sleeve see photos USD $18.39 Buy It Now 1 day
Part Arvo - Tabula Rasa (new Packaging) NEW CD USD $18.79 Buy It Now 1 day
Iii: Tabula Rasa Or Death & The Seven - 2 DISC SET - Devil's B (2013, Vinyl New) USD $17.36 Buy It Now 1 day
Devil's Blood - Iii: Tabula Rasa Or Death & The Seven [Vinyl New] USD $22.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Devil's Blood, The - Iii: Tabula Rasa Or Death And The Seven Pillars ( NEW CD Di USD $20.86 Buy It Now 2 days
Devil's Blood, The - Iii: Tabula Rasa Or Death And The Seven Pillars NEW 2 x LP USD $40.22 Buy It Now 2 days
Cto Grosso No. 1/Tabula Rasa - Gorec (CD Used Very Good) Perrin/Turovsky*E. USD $11.30 Buy It Now 2 days
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD - -III: TABULA RASA OR DEATH AND 2 VINYL LP NEW+ USD $29.10 Buy It Now 2 days
Lyle Workman - Tabula Rasa (Beck,Sting,Holdsworth,Johnson,Clapton,Landau) USD $3.00 [0 bids]
2 days
Devil's Blood III: Tabula Rasa Or Death And The Seven Pillars 2XLP sealed New USD $29.99 Buy It Now 2 days
GIL SHAHAM/NEEME JÄRVI - TABULA RASA,SINFONIE 3 (ARVO PÄRT) CD 6 TRACKS NEW+ USD $16.27 Buy It Now 2 days
Arvo Part: Tabula Rasa (Deluxe Edition) Audio CD USD $48.87 Buy It Now 3 days
Arvo Part: Tabula rasa Audio CD USD $19.95 Buy It Now 3 days
Pärt: Tabula Rasa Gil Shaham Audio CD USD $13.66 Buy It Now 3 days
III: Tabula Rasa Or Death & The Seven Pillars [VINYL] Devil's Blood Vinyl USD $48.43 Buy It Now 3 days
Tabula Rasa-Ekkedien Tanssi prog Finnish Japan mini lp SHM-CD Mini lp USD $34.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Tabula Rasa - Maxxwell (2014, CD New) USD $18.50 Buy It Now 3 days
Maxxwell - Tabula Rasa [CD New] USD $22.97 Buy It Now 3 days
Einsturzende Neubauten - Tabula Rasa RARE Original 1993 US Mute CD (Near Mint!) USD $23.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Devils Blood - Iii Tabula Rasa Or Death And T (2013) - New - Long Play Reco USD $22.49 Buy It Now 3 days
AL DENSON Tabula Rasa (Clean Slate) 1998 CD BUY 4=5TH 1 FREE USD $8.00 Buy It Now 3 days
III: Tabula Rasa or Death and the Seven Pillars by The Devil's Blood CD Ex. CON. USD $5.99 Buy It Now 3 days
New And Sealed, ARVO PART - TABULA RASA, SYMPHONY NO.3, COLLAGE, CD 2000, Naxos USD $6.12 [0 bids]
3 days
(CD) Tabula Rasa [SACD Hybrid] / Vishwa Mohan Bhatt;Bela Fleck;Jie Bing Chen USD $39.99 Buy It Now 4 days
EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN TABULA RASA LP G/F USD $55.00 Buy It Now 4 days
Tabula Rasa, 0797537119328, Empirical USD $20.03 Buy It Now 4 days
CD: PART: Fratres, Tabula Rasa, Symphony No.3, Gil Shaham USD $2.50 Buy It Now 4 days
Tabula Rasa [Digipak] by Bloodbound ( May-2009, Blistering Rec.) Tad Morose USD $5.00 [0 bids]
4 days
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD - THE DEVIL'S BLOOD-III: TABULA RASA OR DEATH AND CD NEW+ USD $24.60 Buy It Now 5 days
TABULA RASA The Best of - Russian Indie ROCK USD $9.90 Buy It Now 5 days
EPISODE 13 - TABULA RASA 2005 1PR NEW! GROZA MORIBUND OBLIVION MALEFIC ORDER USD $14.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Part: Tabula Rasa; Symphony No. 3; Collage USD $0.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Part:tabula Rasa - Arvo Part New & Sealed Compact Disc Free Shipping USD $62.77 Buy It Now 5 days
TABULA RASA: ARVO PART (CD, ECM 1275 New Series) Gidon Kremer, Keith Jarrett USD $14.95 Buy It Now 6 days
Tabula Rasa - Empirical (CD Used Very Good) USD $15.85 Buy It Now 6 days
Tabula Rasa - Maxxwell (CD Used Very Good) USD $20.97 Buy It Now 6 days
Devils Blood - Iii: Tabula Rasa Or Death & The Seven Vinyl Record LP USD $38.89 Buy It Now 6 days
Empirical - Tabula Rasa NEW CD USD $17.82 Buy It Now 6 days
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD III:TABULA RASA 2LP GREY BOXSET TOTE BAG RARE Jex Thoth Ghost USD $59.99 Buy It Now 7 days
A. Part - Tabula Rasa CD UMGD/DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON USD $17.19 Buy It Now 7 days
Exence - Tabula Rasa (CD, Album, Enh) USD $7.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Einstnrzende Neubauten - Tabula Rasa NEW CD USD $15.80 Buy It Now 7 days
Tabula Rasa Empirical Audio CD USD $25.64 Buy It Now 8 days
ARVO PART**TABULA RASA/FRATRS/SYMPHONY NO. 3**CD USD $8.91 Buy It Now 8 days
Part Arvo - Tabula Rasa W/ Book Ltd Spec Dlx Spkg CD USD $59.49 Buy It Now 8 days
Empirical - Tabula Rasa (2013) NEW USD $13.78 Buy It Now 8 days
Tabula Rasa - Lyle Workman (2006, CD New) USD $18.79 Buy It Now 8 days
Part:tabula Rasa - Jarrett,Keith USD $14.48 Buy It Now 9 days
Tabula Rasa - Andy Ks (2008, CD New) USD $9.25 Buy It Now 9 days
Andy Ks - Tabula Rasa [CD New] USD $10.91 Buy It Now 9 days
Lyle Workman - Tabula Rasa [CD New] USD $20.98 Buy It Now 9 days
Tabula Rasa, 0797537119328, Empirical USD $22.56 Buy It Now 10 days
PART:TABULA RASA BY JARRETT,KEITH (CD) USD $22.77 Buy It Now 10 days
Part: Tabula Rasa, , USD $9.90 Buy It Now 10 days
Schnittke: Concerto Grosso I/Pärt: Tabula Rasa/Görecki: Concerto Audio CD USD $24.11 Buy It Now 10 days
Workman Lyle - Tabula Rasa CD Pop Rock USD $22.89 Buy It Now 10 days
Empirical - Tabula Rasa CD Pop Jazz USD $20.69 Buy It Now 10 days
Unbroken Spirit Tabula Rasa CD single (CD5 / 5") UK TPUSCD961 UNBROKEN SPIRIT USD $15.31 Buy It Now 10 days
Coppershop Tabula Rasa RARE OOP CD USD $4.99 Buy It Now 10 days
Tabula Rasa Elettrificata USD $7.70 Buy It Now 10 days
Tabula Rasa - Tabularasa (2006, CD New) USD $15.55 Buy It Now 11 days
Arvo Part-Tabula Rasa (CD Used Very Good) USD $4.63 Buy It Now 11 days
SCHNITTKE: CONCERTO GROSSO I/P"RT: TABULA RASA/G"RECKI: CONCERTO NEW CD USD $15.98 Buy It Now 11 days
TABULA RASA [BONUS DISC] [DIGIPAK] [724596925027] NEW CD USD $12.41 Buy It Now 11 days
ARVO P"RT: TABULA RASA; SYMPHONY NO. 3; COLLAGE NEW CD USD $5.26 Buy It Now 11 days
TABULA RASA [BONUS DISC] [DIGIPAK] [724357681308] NEW CD USD $22.44 Buy It Now 11 days
ARVO P"RT: TABULA RASA NEW CD USD $12.41 Buy It Now 11 days
ARVO P"RT: TABULA RASA [SPECIAL EDITION WITH BOOK] [DELUXE] [LIMITED] NEW CD USD $28.56 Buy It Now 11 days
The Devil's Blood - III: Tabula Rasa or Death and the Seven Pillars CD limited USD $20.95 Buy It Now 11 days
III: TABULA RASA OR DEATH AND THE SEVEN PILLARS [DIGIPAK] [039841522723] NEW CD USD $10.08 Buy It Now 11 days
III: TABULA RASA OR DEATH AND THE SEVEN PILLARS [DIGIPAK] [884860084420] NEW CD USD $23.58 Buy It Now 11 days
TABULA RASA [EXENCE] [1 DISC] NEW CD USD $16.48 Buy It Now 11 days
TABULA RASA [EMPIRICAL] [2 DISCS] NEW CD USD $14.84 Buy It Now 11 days
ARVO PART - PART: TABULA RASA NEW CD USD $13.51 Buy It Now 11 days
Devil'S Blood - III: Tabula Rasa Or Death & The Seven Pillars LP Vinyl Record USD $52.09 Buy It Now 11 days
Part Arvo - Part: Tabula Rasa CD USD $14.19 Buy It Now 11 days
Exence ?- Tabula Rasa (CD, Album) Thrash, Death Metal, Experimental USD $4.99 Buy It Now 11 days
Tabularasa - Tabula Rasa [CD New] USD $18.70 Buy It Now 11 days
Einstürzende Neubauten - "Tabula Rasa" (CD) PROMO - RARE! USD $25.00 Buy It Now 12 days


More places to buy TABULA RASA music online Buy TABULA RASA & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for TABULA RASA DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

TABULA RASA shows & tickets


TABULA RASA has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

TABULA RASA discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

TABULA RASA top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.41 | 34 ratings
Tabula Rasa
1975
2.79 | 32 ratings
Ekkedien Tanssi
1976

TABULA RASA Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

TABULA RASA Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

TABULA RASA Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

TABULA RASA Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

0.00 | 0 ratings
Prinssi
1975
4.00 | 1 ratings
Rakastatko vielä kun on ilta
1977

TABULA RASA Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Ekkedien Tanssi  by TABULA RASA album cover Studio Album, 1976
2.79 | 32 ratings

BUY
Ekkedien Tanssi
Tabula Rasa Symphonic Prog

Review by Sean Trane
Special Collaborator Prog Folk

3 stars Second (and last) album in as many years for TR, but the line-up had changed a fair bit as the flutist got replaced by a keyboardist and the drummer stool saw a new owner. Strangely enough, the usually very-trustworthy Asbjornssen shoots at this album, describing it as surprisingly uninspired and sounding more like UK prog. I can only disagree, even if the album's overall energy level doesn't increase, but the typical Italian-prog feel is still quite present. As for the inspiration, everything is relative, neither TR albums being particularly original or groundbreaking (euphemism of the day of reviewing).

Once again, the lion's share of the songwriting is left to guitarist Silvennoinen, except Glass Bead Game (obviously named after Hesse's book) where newcomer KBist Sinisalo gets a co-credit, though it does make much a noticeable sonic difference. Even Gustavsson's (Wigwam) production and backing vocals don't make much a sonic difference between Ekkedien and the band's debut album. Actually, there is one track that seems to stick out a bit from the TR mass, the A-side?closing Omantunon Rukous (or sumthing of that ilk), because the dramatics suddenly peak to the country's highest hill; but in all honesty, you won't get much jollies, unless being particularly non-demanding.

Btw, at the time of reviewing, I was only able to get my hands upon a Japanese label pressing of both of TR album, but I can't imagine that Love Records will not reissue these two albums in the not-to- distant future. The album's artwork is certainly a big improvement on their debut(s very bland (and very blank) artwork, but its fantasy-cum-sci-fi nears the ridiculous, as it is a total prog cliché, and not even a good one. Soooooooo, as far as I can hear, I don't find this second album inferior in any way to the debut; the additional KB compensating for the loss of the flute.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Ekkedien Tanssi  by TABULA RASA album cover Studio Album, 1976
2.79 | 32 ratings

BUY
Ekkedien Tanssi
Tabula Rasa Symphonic Prog

Review by ZowieZiggy
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Of course, the music from these guys is not very complex which means that you shouldn't expect intricate and long pieces of music.

But this work is full of melody, beautiful guitar and sounds very much like the early "Camel" (mainly "Snow Goose" and "Moonmadness"). Some symphonic jazz tints complete the picture during the excellent opener (and probably the best song of the whole) but not only ("Uskollinen").

I miss the fine fluting of their debut though, and the vocal parts are less charming than what they used to be (to say the least). Some might say that this work is at times borderline plagiarism and could almost be considered as a "Camel" one if you would except the vocals (in their native language).

Do take this album for what it is: a romantic and melodic work of symphonic prog with some folk attributes ("Aamukasteen Laiva" or "Rakastaa"). Sit down, relax and enjoy. "Ekkedien Tanssi" is not as good as their debut: some songs towards the end are rather flat: "Kehto", "Babyla Rasa" but the guitar part in the good closing number ("Säästä Mun Pää") is splendid and full of passion.

Both bonus tracks are only valid thanks to the instrumental sections. Three stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Tabula Rasa  by TABULA RASA album cover Studio Album, 1975
3.41 | 34 ratings

BUY
Tabula Rasa
Tabula Rasa Symphonic Prog

Review by ZowieZiggy
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Finland didn't father as many great bands as Sweden but the legendary "Tabula Rasa" is still worth a listen. Even more: a lot of your attention.

If you like some Tullian sounds, this effort might well suit your taste. From the wild opener "Latho" to the melodic "Miks' Ette Vastaa Vanhat Puut" your faithfully is charmed. Fine fluting and melodic vocals (although not understandable for my ear but it doesn't matter) are the attractions of this mellow song.

This album is almost all of symphony and beauty. Sweet compositions, delicate keyboards are the union for "Tuho".

The mix of music featured can be rather disturbing: from wild and rocking during "Gryf" to tranquil and peaceful music à la "Fruupp" indeed (as some of my fellow colleagues did mention during their reviews) during most parts.

I quite like this album, not taking it as a masterpiece into account; because there is a flaw like the popish " Tyhja On Taulu"

Within instants, the band can revert to a much more complex, almost Crimsonian sound. Such is the very good " Nyt Maalaan Elamaa". Wild guitar, delicious flute, severe bass and gorgeous keys. Do you need anything else???

Some folkish sounds are also available while the long " Vuorellaistuja" is being played. Again, vocals are quite moving (even if I don't grab a word). And what to say about these magical and very much "Genesis" oriented musical parts! Great moments of music for sure.

Even if the wah wah guitar feature sounds a bit old fashioned, it is always a pleasure to listen to such a good piece of guitar work. And what to tell about the expressive flute part? This song is for sure the absolute highlight from this release.

Four stars for this beautiful and melodic work.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Ekkedien Tanssi  by TABULA RASA album cover Studio Album, 1976
2.79 | 32 ratings

BUY
Ekkedien Tanssi
Tabula Rasa Symphonic Prog

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

3 stars First, i'm totaly agree with erik neuteboom who said that this album is a fine prog effort, and second this is a beautiful soft rock with good keys and guitars. The first track (i will not mention the titles, because are hard to write), the album's name is a great opener with smooth guitarand keys. To me this album really sound symphonic, and is not bad, maybe a little to mellow. Sometimes sounds like Kaipa, but more vague in contrast with what was made by prog bands in mid '70. 3 stars, still enjoyble to me, if for you, listen and convince yourself that is not so bad album after all.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Ekkedien Tanssi  by TABULA RASA album cover Studio Album, 1976
2.79 | 32 ratings

BUY
Ekkedien Tanssi
Tabula Rasa Symphonic Prog

Review by Eetu Pellonpaa
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

2 stars This album is in my opinion a quite poor and uninspired sequel to the mediocre self-titled debut of this late 1970's Finnish rock band. Their first record can be justly be called as "prog", as it took it influences from early 1970's British prog groups, but this stuff is more straightforward, powerless and grey pop rock. The religious-critical and metaphorical lyrics of Mikko Alatalo have here been changed as their antithesis; Simpleminded and noncritical gospel lyrics. Also the flute player has been lost so the sound textures are here duller to listen. "Aamukasteen laiva" ("Ship of the morning dew" or something) stands as a singular insight to the values of beautifulness on this album for me. I wouldn't recommend this album except for those who are really interested of late 1970's Finnish music or anything even slightly prog related.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Tabula Rasa  by TABULA RASA album cover Studio Album, 1975
3.41 | 34 ratings

BUY
Tabula Rasa
Tabula Rasa Symphonic Prog

Review by Eetu Pellonpaa
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars This mid-1970's Finnish prog release might be a nice record to check out for those listeners, who like Uriah Heep, Jethro Tull, and don't mind lyrics being sung in Finnish. The band was signed to Love Records, and thus got good changes at the local markets. The texts are quite good passionate writings of Mikko Alatalo, who has had a successful popular music career (not referring to my own tastes with this claim). The melancholic ballad "Gryf" is my favorite track from this record and also from the band, as I felt their following second album floating to core of boring mediocrity. The guitar player Heikki Silvennoinen is a really talented musician, and he has worked as a professional musician and as actor after his commitment to this group. A hopeful human touch elevates from this charming little album, which however did not stand the test of time for me, being seen to spin on the turntable really seldom.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Tabula Rasa  by TABULA RASA album cover Studio Album, 1975
3.41 | 34 ratings

BUY
Tabula Rasa
Tabula Rasa Symphonic Prog

Review by progressive

4 stars Weak 4. Folky pop, and prog. I really like the sound of Tabula Rasa, even the vocals - or i don't hate them too much. Lyrics are one thing that makes this band strong. Although I'm not religious. Maybe TR allows me to think it not religious, but more protestive. It is delightning to hear about naked proto-people, in Finnish. Happy but mellow atmosphere at the same time, made of constant strong melodies and rhytms, turbulent. However, I wish some progressivity more, but still am proud of the clearness. Sometimes this album fails to catch you, but the good pieces ARE worth listening,they are masterpieces in a strange way. Reminds me of Camel's short songs, but I think these are more compact, with good structure and purpose - poppy.(I'm not declining Camel).

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Ekkedien Tanssi  by TABULA RASA album cover Studio Album, 1976
2.79 | 32 ratings

BUY
Ekkedien Tanssi
Tabula Rasa Symphonic Prog

Review by erik neuteboom
Prog Reviewer

3 stars I was a bit shocked by the low ratings from other reviewers, in my opinion this album is a fine progrock effort. It sounds more symphonic, due to the wider range of keyboards. The titletrack features more refined and flowing guitarwork, only the song "Kehto" delivers wah- wah drenched guitar play. I was delighted by the organ - and guitar duets like in "Uskollinen" and "Omantunnon rukuos". On this CD the hints are more from Camel, this is most obvious on the final composition "Saastu mun paa" featuring a wonderful and compelling guitar solo. By the way, I forget to mention that Jarno Sinisalo plays not only piano but also Urut, String-kone and Syntetisaattori ... , say no more!


MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Tabula Rasa  by TABULA RASA album cover Studio Album, 1975
3.41 | 34 ratings

BUY
Tabula Rasa
Tabula Rasa Symphonic Prog

Review by erik neuteboom
Prog Reviewer

3 stars In the Nineties the Japanese label Spring Song Corporation released a lot of fine progrock bands under the name of the European Rock Series, from Step Ahead and England to Il Balletto Di Bronzo and Earth & Fire. This debut-album is from Tabula Rasa, a band that was rooted in Finland, known as 'The Land Of The Thousand Lakes And The Million Mosquitos'! Most of the songs are raw, mainly due to the fiery guitarplay play from Heikki Silvennoinen. Another strong element is the flute play like in "Gryf" and Vuorellaistuja". More mellow are "Tubo" (dreamy vocals and delicate pinao) and "Prinssi" (sensitive piano and electric guitar). In fact the music from Tabula Rasa is very melodic, often culminating in pleasant guitar - and flute duets, evoking Jethro Tull and Camel.


MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Ekkedien Tanssi  by TABULA RASA album cover Studio Album, 1976
2.79 | 32 ratings

BUY
Ekkedien Tanssi
Tabula Rasa Symphonic Prog

Review by Matti
Collaborator Neo-Prog Team

2 stars After the tasty debut (one of my favourite Finnish prog albums) Tabula Rasa did only this album which is clearly weaker. In some songs it even sounds like completely other, mediocre soft-rock band with nothing of the Camel-type beauty or the sensitive mystic feel that you heard in 'Gryph' and other highlights of the debut. Not much of any 'progness' either. The flutist is gone but the uninspired feel is bigger than that alone would suggest. Lyrics are mostly flat, for example 'Omantunnon rukous' (= Prayer of Conscience) could be done by an untalented gospel pop group. And some instrumentals go nowhere.

It's been many years when I listened to this completely, so I may remember it as worse than it actually is, but only for two songs I can now give some praise. 'Aamukasteen laiva' (= Ship of Morning Dew) sounds as fresh as the poetic title. It's the only track where the arrangement is innovative and delighful, and also the minimalistic lyrics - only few lines repeated and varied a little - work well in it. And 'Rakastaa' (= To Love) is a melancholic ballad, nothing special but pleasant. Probably the whole album could serve as sufficient low-key pop for background, but no proggers even in Finland need to know it. A pity...

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
Thanks to Prog Lucky for the artist addition. and to NotAProghead for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.63 seconds