Talisma - Corpus

Year of Release: 2003
Label: Unicorn Records
Catalog Number: UNCR5009
Format: CD
Total Time: 43:01:00

For some reason I have the feeling [that] in Canada, people have a liking of progressive rock that is mixed with jazz/fusion elements. The Canadian label Unicorn Records is balancing between prog and fusion with its releases. Talisma is such a band and its third album (that includes one demo), Corpus, is an instrumental album with a dominant fusion influence. After several line up changes, Talisma is now a trio, consisting of Donald Fleurent (bass, guitars, synths), Martin Vanier (guitars) and Mark Di Claudio (drums).

Musically, I think it will appeal mostly to those who like easy listening, instrumental music and jazz. It has some "psychedelic" synth sounds (if I may call them that way), but I don't think it enough to interest the average prog-rock fan. The trio are certainly not bad musicians and the compositions are OK, but this is just not my cup of tea. Check out the samples on their website, maybe you will like it.

[This review originally appeared August 2004 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]

Crisis (3:38) / L'Empale (3:34) / Corpus (2:36) / Satanusky (3:46) / Le Druide (1:09) / Samba Tapping (2:31) / Gavotte En Rondeau (1:07) / Step Flange (4:06) / Freezone (3:10) / Interlude (1:33) / Corpus 2 (3:18) / Untitled (3:13) / D Double U (4:08) / Mr Twitts (3:31) / Mandoly (1:39)

Donald Fleurent?- 6, 7 and 12 string bass, fretless bass, 12 string guitar, mandolin, synthesizers, guitar synthesizer
Martin Vanier - electric guitar, 12 string guitar, Roland GR-300 guitar synthesizer
Mark Di Claudio - drums, percussion


Nathalie Renault - vocals
Alain Boyer - drums
Félix Leroux - percussion

1994 (demo) (1994)
1999 (1999)
Corpus (2003)
Chromium (2005)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin CA

Added: May 29th 2005
Reviewer: Marcel Haster
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Language: english


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