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2 stars Nothing here has anything to do with the Omega progressive rock recordings of the 1970`s. The band takes a swipe at techno-pop and it just doesn`t work at all. If you are expecting tracks like those found on Nem tudom a neved, Idorablo or 10,000 Lepes stick to those records. Only for completists or the curious and definitely not a good example of the band`s otherwise excellent work from the late 60`s & 70`s. At best I guess one could call this techno-prog.
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Posted Thursday, March 4, 2004 | Review Permalink
2 stars Exciting experiment, using computers in rock music. (The first computered rock album in Hungary.) Computers were used as additional effects to the guitars and keyboards; in some tracks you can hear the drums, percussions and basses created by computer programs, too. According to my opinion, this album is a very important station of the band's musical development. I think you could feel some kind of progress through Gammapolis - Working* (even more: Az arc /HR/) - and XI. The music turns more simple and philosophic; gets new, sometimes strange elements, but still has the original 'Omega-voice'. ( * = See more at 'Working' reviews!)

My rating is 2 stars, but not only fans/collectors should try this composition!

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Posted Thursday, January 20, 2005 | Review Permalink
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2 stars 1982, hard times for prog and, like many other bands then, Omega changed their sound. Not only because of fashion - Omega musicians were seriously keen on computer technologies. As a result the album has obvious new wave sound, almost nothing reminds here of Omega's space-rock from the 70's.

''Omega XI'' sounds now quite archaically, mostly due to arrangements. Though some melodies are good, my personal favourites are nice ballads ''Alvajáró'' and ''Három csendes nap''. Uptempo song ''Kötéltánc'' (''Dancing On The Rope'') stays in the band's live repertoire for many years. As I know, Omega always had good lyrics, for this album they were written by Péter Sülyi. So those who understand Hungarian probably will find additional good qualities in ''Omega XI''.

In general, it is the album for fans/collectors.

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Posted Sunday, July 13, 2008 | Review Permalink

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