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Universal Totem Orchestra



4.06 | 104 ratings

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4 stars The debut album from this great Italian zeuhl band. A band who unfortunate has only released two albums.

To say that the music on this album is complex is an understatement. The music style is symphonic somewhere between fusion, avant-garde and zeuhl. The Magma influences are many. But Universal Totem Orchestra is much more varied and playful than Magma has ever been. Universal Totem Orchestra is all over the place with their toys on this album. Playful is the keyword here. The operatic female vocals by Ann Torres Fraile is everywhere and so is Dauno Giuseppe Buttiglione basses. Seven male vocalists is adding the kobaia vocals...... sorry, make that the Italian vocals.

There is no denying that this is a hard, hard album to digest. Let alone review and then give a star caracter. The music is so playful and all over the place. But this is really great album, it has taken me ten listening sessions over a long period to conclude. It is not the most immediate zeuhl album around. But give it time.

A belated four stars to this album which more people here should discover.

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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