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Talamasca - Rights Of Passage CD (album) cover

RIGHTS OF PASSAGE

Talamasca

 

Prog Folk

3.05 | 5 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Talamasca from USA is an obscure band from early '90s who manage to release only one album in 1991named Rites of passage , but I guess the album saw the light only around 1993-1994 issued by at Mellow Records. This release is fairly decent towards great in places and quite intresting for that period, I mean the music offered was not popular at all around that time, imagine a combination of eclectic prog melted with psychedelic passages all under a folk atmosphere, really inspired album I might say. The band was formed on the ashes of another obscure band called Astoria, unknown to me, and the result was Talamasca, few members from Astoria together with athor names formed Talamasca. The music is quirky, with nice arrangements where the guitar done a good job, the folkish moments and psychedelic aswell are all over the places, good and inspired. The female voice of Nancy Kaye is excellent, she has a very strong and fiting in the music like hand on glove. Pieces like Absent, Spy or Reality plague are excellent and showing a band with potential, that some how lost along the prog highway and gone into oblivion in the end disbanding soon after the album was issued. All in all 3 solid stars rounded to 3.5, definetly needs at least one listen, the album is still available on Mellow records.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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