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Tale Cue - Voices Beyond My Curtain  CD (album) cover

VOICES BEYOND MY CURTAIN

Tale Cue

 

Neo-Prog

3.40 | 45 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars Tale Cue is an obscure progressive rock band from Italy who released so far a single album in 1991 named Voices behind my curtain. The music of Tale Cue is quite complex, guitar dominated most of the time, with some excellent kybords arrangements and above all a very powerfull voice of Laura Basla. Also the music is somthing between neo prog, specialy the guitar is from this part and symphonic prog, the atmosphere of the album is great, sometimes very dark, the voice of Laura is keeping on this ground very well, she has a seductive voice and when needed very haunting with some excellent dark passages and almost whispering lyrics. The keybordist Giovanni Porpora and the guitarist Silvio Masanotti are the main composers, and is very obvious that they are talented, the guitar parts specialy are brilliant with nice tempo,c hanges and odd time signature, also the keys who are mmost of the time in background, keep with the rest at the highest level. What stroke me to this album besides the great voice of Laura Basla and the inventive passages from guitar side, was how easy they manage to get from more rougher moments to more slower ones almost ethereal in places. The similarities maybe are more towards from symphonic side of prog specialy the japanese school comes in mind from '80's like Teru's Symphonis or Magdalena, but also to Curved Air or some italian bands from that era like Overdrive. So all in all an excellent album quite unnoticed in prog circles, not a single piece is weak here, opening track The Knell and Prisoner Of Cutting Ligh are my fav pieces from here and the best they ever done, the rest are good all. My CD is from Musea records who get another white ball from my side because bringing to the surface some obscure bands from prog scene but with outstanding potential. 4 stars for sure, great album from italian school of prog who didn't get the attention he desearve. Recommended.
b_olariu | 4/5 |

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