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Tai Shan


Crossover Prog

3.05 | 5 ratings

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3 stars First offer of this talented band from Finland is from 2011 and is named Lost horizon. I already knew their second album Ice flower and I was more then pleasent surprised so I decided to check also their debut. To me, Tai Shan is unfairly unknown and underreated progressive/ jazz rock band from today scene, they have very strong and tight musicinship and overall more then intresting ideas. For a debut album this is almost a magic one, really, there are some kick ass tunes here like superb Bombay, nice shifting moods, lots of tempo changes, the arrangements flow like a river. Another highlight is definetly the title track, impressive pieces where the band shines, where the keybords and guiatar are well balanced and alternated in great manner. I like thet they play with an amazing ease, they go from jazz rock to prog rock in few seconds, the combination between those two style works perfectly. All album is instrumental, it has a scandinavian feel to it and is damn great. So, Losdt horizon is not overly complex to get bored, is not simple to be almost mainstream, is fairly decent with plenty of memorable and colorful soundscapes. For me easy 3 stars, 3.5 in places. And as a bonus notice, Janne Jakola the bass player is the son of the keybordist Markus Jakola, both making an excellent performance here. Very underrated band.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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