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CONTINENTE PERDIDO

Tellah

 

Eclectic Prog

3.30 | 16 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars 3.5 really

Tellah is a brazilian symphonic prog band formed around 1974 in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. They release only one album in 1980 named Continente perdido (Lost continent) and re issued on CD by the famous and already well known label Progressive Rock Worldwide few years ago. The music is a cross between symphonic prog not far from Yes, but little rouigher and unpolished then the masters, some Bacamarte moments, but here are some doubts , bothe bands were in same generation so I don't know who from who were taking influences, and the typical sounth american atmosphere in all pieces. Also here are some folk moments, some more heavy prog aproach, some more quite and romantic elements, but always very good, eeven the album is not excellent, specially the sound is mediocre, even in CD format are problems with this issue, as a whole Continente perdido is a winner. Some instrumental pieces are present showing that Tellah were one of the most promising bands from late '70's early '80's from Brazil, but with all that they disbanded soon after and gone almost into oblivion. Anyway nice arrangements, some fantastic guitar parts like on Renascenca, Segmento or the smooth Tributo ao Sorriso. My CD has two bonus tracks from 1984, recorded live, and the final prestation of the band. So, a good record, that worth some spins from time to time.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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