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OMEGA

Omega

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.25 | 34 ratings

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Vibrationbaby
4 stars When the communist Hungarian government allowed Omega to tour outside that country in the 1960's singer Janos Kobor would don a t-shirt with a red star on it. However, he was not permitted to do so during performances within the Eastern Bloc.This 1973 debut English version of Omega seeks to also reflect the fact that they were from Eastern Europe by the minimalist cover design.German record producer Peter Hauuke brought the band to Germany to record in English and supplied them with better instruments and provided them with superior engineering techniques which demonstrated what this band was really capable of and the result was this remarkable album. It contains songs previously recorded in the Hungarian language taken from various albums. The key piece is the final track, White Magic Stone and Bass player Tamas Mihaly is in full form. The piece is dynamic and rises and falls beautifully and you just can't get any more prog. The Bird is a track which almost develops into heavy metal stylings during the mid-song guitar solo fill. One of the best studio guitar overdubs I've ever heard! Not a concept album but an excellent collection of music. Prog history in the making. If you can find a copy snach it up.
Vibrationbaby | 4/5 |

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