Tuesday 31 October 2017
Tantra - Terra (2002)
The fourth album from this Portoguese band.
Tantra was a sextet on this album with a lineup of synths, keyboards, bass, drums, guitars and English and Portoguese vocals.
The band had help from xtra keyboards, vocals and a choir.
Their last album, Humanoid Flesh from 1981 was a disaster trip into post-punk and new romanticism. A true turkey and you can read my review here. Their first two albums is really good though so this band has some merit.
Their first two albums was in the symphonic prog genre. The band took a twenty years long break after the Humanoid Flesh disaster and returned again to a more well known landscape.
We are somewhere in the border counties between pomp prog and symphonic prog. There are also some pop here. But not much. Most of the music here is in the symphonic prog genre.
The vocals are ok and a bit operatic. The other instruments are OK too. The sound is pretty organic and not too much synths dominated. Some of the music is a bit on the overly inflated side of the spectrum.
This album is one hour long and it has some long songs and some short songs. There is no great pieces of music here. Most of the music is decent to good. This album is not the most exciting album around. But check it out.