Sunday, 13 August 2017
Tau Ceti - Tau Ceti (1995)
The one and only album from this Brazilian band.
Tau Ceti was a trio with a lineup of bass, percussion and keyboards.
Tau Ceti is one of the many prog/jazz/folk rock bands coming out of Brazil in the 1990s. Both ProgArchives and indeed The Sound Of Fighting Cats # 1 and # 2 is full of reviews of their albums. I find this scene very interesting indeed. These albums is fruity and very colourful...... normally, that is.
Tau Ceti has a lineup most people would associate with the likes of ELP. Which can only mean..... And that is not far off the mark either.
But there is more to this fifty odd minutes long album than symphonic prog with classical music flirtations.
The band is half and half a symphonic prog and a fusion band. There is a lot of fusion here. And there is indeed even some zeuhl flirtations here too. Some disharmonic music which reminds me a lot about zeuhl, it is.
Most of this album lacks a great deal of dept and substance. You get some fusion, a bit zeuhl and some Johan Sebastian Bach flirtations. The music is based on keyboards and piano. The rhythms is not interesting at all.
The end result is a decent album and nothing more than that. It is a bit of a run of a mill album which does not really bring much to the table in form of originality. Hence.......