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Tale Music Group
Elysium Fields

Tale is the creative progressive rock collaboration of South African Rob Granville with keyboard player Michael Stodart from New Zealand. Elysium Fields is a concept album - a musical adventure that begins from Joe's (the hero) hospital bed as he descends into a mystical world of exotic cities, animated trains, lost concertos and outrageous encounters of survival and seduction. In his arduous pursuit for the mystery fields, he dies and the fantasy becomes reality. He has finally found the desired Paradise...

There is always beauty in the negative reality as the Symbolist painters of the 1890's (one of my favorite art periods) boldly declared. And to top it all, Tale's Pink-Floyd-esque music is worth all the negative reality realizations they propose in their recounting. Excellent...

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