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Marty McFly
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4 stars What a strange, undefinable music. Need to say that this is my first "Runaway Totem" release I've tasted and to be honest, I don't really know what to think. Which is bad, because I mostly do know. Um, so we have ubiquitous music, this can be a good thing, don't worry. First track, Alle Sorgenti di Kronos quite a disappointed me. Full of thin narrating line, atmospheric sound which unfortunately failed to provide prog masterpiece. More like experimental occasional jamming to me from some Liquid Tension-like group. Second one, Aevum is better, because it gives to us, listeners some things where we can hook on. It (have to admit that also certain parts of first song. After all, it's over 20 minutes of music), uses complex layering structure, where music graduates towards the end in every part (see tracklist).

Also have to mention important fact that this music is quite extraordinary. You'll for sure feel like listening "how-to-done-in-different-way" Zeuhl, than you were used to listen from Magma. After all, you probably should have this fact on mind when listening such album, it's Zeuhl music, so rules are changed, sound is twisted to The Greater Good and we're happy, aren't we ? Last track then continues in similar tone as previous one.

4(-), interesting one, but certainly needs more listens to prove it's strength.

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