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Polish band TALE OF DIFFUSION was formed in 2002 by Bartek Florczak (guitars), Tomek Pawlikowski (bass) and Radek Malinowski (drums). The threesome had played together in another band, but now wanted to set out on their own. With the addition of Michal Szmidt the line-up was complete, and the band started working on their own material.

Later on they got two demo tracks played by Polish radio, and later appeared on Piotr Kaczkowski's show Minimax. Tale Of Diffusion also started honing their craft as a live act, and started experiment with complete multimedia performances rather than just playing regular shows.

By 2006 they felt ready to start recording a debut album, and in 2009 their initial effort Adventures Of Mandorius (The Bird) was issued.

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 Adventures Of Mandorius (The Bird) by TALE OF DIFFUSION album cover Studio Album, 2009
4.19 | 44 ratings

Adventures Of Mandorius (The Bird)
Tale of Diffusion Neo-Prog

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Aside from The Lens, I don't think many people have explored the possibilities of all- instrumental neo-prog, which is why I find this delightful collection by Tale of Diffusion so enchanting. Evoking a diverse range of atmospheres from the whimsical to the spooky, the album features fine production and excellent performances, the compositions throw in a few nods to prog greats of the past but for the most part have a very individual sound. The contributions of guest keyboardists Pawel and Michal Marciniak and trumpeter Szymon Żmudzinski adds a sort of late-era Talk Talk texture to proceedings which is especially interesting. On the whole, a tale worth listening to.
 Adventures Of Mandorius (The Bird) by TALE OF DIFFUSION album cover Studio Album, 2009
4.19 | 44 ratings

Adventures Of Mandorius (The Bird)
Tale of Diffusion Neo-Prog

Review by merid1en

5 stars I like how the review box provided by PROGARCHIVES states at the top, "Write your personal Tale Of Diffusion...", and so I shall, so I shall. I have been an avid follow of Polish prog (in all it's manifestations) for the past few years; with such notables as Riverside, Believe, and SBB. This debut album by Tale Of Diffusion simply belongs in this company. You'll find a mix of Lunatic Soul, Marillion and Lebowski on this disc. Great use of piano and trumpet turns less gymnastic peices into excellent Neo-Prog. Special note should be placed on "Melody Man", as a standout track mixing multiple time signatures, pleasing melodies, and a jazz trumpet to die for. I tried to research these guys, but couldn't find much content. Having said that, their music will tell you all you need to know. I rarely give 5 stars, but this album gets a 4.5/5, so I guess we round up.
 Demo by TALE OF DIFFUSION album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2006
3.00 | 1 ratings

Tale of Diffusion Neo-Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

— First review of this album —
3 stars Tale of Diffusion was born in 2002 in Lodz, Poland, when three former bandmates, guitarist Bartosz Florczak, bassist Tomasz Pawlikowski and drummer Radoslaw Malinowski unite their forces with a new member on guitars, Michal Szmidt.Two demo tracks of the band were played in a broadcast on Polish radio, followed by several live appearances.In 2006 it was time for the band's debut-demo album, which was sent to different labels in search of a good contract.

The band seems to have been much influenced by KING CRIMSON in a good way, delivering their inspiration is a very Post-Rock way and the opener ''Arab'' with its deep atmosphere, the quirky guitar playing and the atmospheric rhythm section summarizes Tale of Diffusion's approach.The rest of the demo more or less follows the same path.Limited vocals and plenty of space for instrumental music, highlighted by the grandiose dual guitars and the dynamic rhythm section with alternation between low but intense grooves and more demanding parts, often supported by the color of the added trumpets or the district electronic loops.Of course the three-part epic ''Melody man'', clocking at over 16 minutes, remains the absolute guide of this work, starting in a guitar-driven Post-Rock attitude, while elements from Jazz and Ambient are popping out on the way with the appearance of trumpets in the later part.Even some COLLAGE influence is evident on the guitar workouts.

Talented young act, the style of which maybe sound a bit monotonic throughout, but has much more to offer than the first impression.Definitely a grower, this first effort by the Polish band is free downloadable at

Thanks to windhawk for the artist addition.

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