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LAST FLIGHT

Taļ Phong

 

Symphonic Prog

2.39 | 35 ratings

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guillaumeh
3 stars This album seems heavily underrated. I find it better than the second Taļ Phong album because it is richer in melodies. The only low points are the side closers ("Sad Passion", "How do you do"), which are a little overlong pop songs, but I find that the melodies are still entertaining. "Thirteen space" is a fine piece of art rock, with a very memorable vocal melody in the intro, over a simple but pretty guitar riff; then it extends into a pleasant jazzy jam and a dreamsy conclusion. It seems to play the same role as "Circle" on the previous album. The rest of the album consists of the opener "End of an end" which I find melodically very good, again the intro is the hight point. I can say the same about "Last flight" whose intro is excellent, and then the "starship" part sung by JJ Goldman is great, but I could do without the falsetto part sung by Khanh Mai on the rest of the song. This "good intro/okay song" pattern disappears in the second long song of the album, "Farewell gig in amsterdam", which is my high point of the album despite its sometimes forced transitions. While the intro is excellent, its other parts, including the sax jamming in the end, are great and different from what Taļ Phong offered us in the first two albums (as are the other jazzy moments on the album).

So my opinion is that it is the second Taļ Phong album to hear after their self-titled debut. The overall production is weaker, but the compositions compensate this.

guillaumeh | 3/5 |

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