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3.87 | 127 ratings | 3 reviews | 38% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2009

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD 1 - Is This Human Behavior (78:35)
1. Artificial Proximity (3:49)
2. Is This Human Behavior (7:15)
3. Abandoned (4:22)
4. Lack of Interest (3:52)
5. Blue Evolution (7:46)
6. The Underdog (6:23)
7. Prosecution (3:58)
8. Reminiscentia (7:01)
9. Silent Scream (3:14)
10. They Assume No Responsibility (4:02)
11. Hollow Words (5:02)
12. Don't Get Your Panties in a Bunch (8:32)
13. Lunatic Fringe Part I (6:06)
14. Lunatic Fringe Part II (7:13)

CD 2 - Living Incommunicado (77:48)
1. Falling into Deep (5:38)
2. Living Incommunicado Part I (6:22)
3. Living Incommunicado Part II (3:47)
4. Living Incommunicado Part III (6:34)
5. Living Incommunicado Part IV (1:02)
6. Living Incommunicado Part V (8:36)
7. Thoughts Are Swimming in My Head Part I (5:53)
8. Thoughts Are Swimming in My Head Part II (5:37)
9. Lenis Et Modesta Part I (3:59)
10. Lenis Et Modesta Part II (5:49)
11. Alternative Visions (6:49)
12. The End (5:15)
13. Institio (2:52)
14. Combustion Boat (3:51)
15. Don't Get Your Panties in a Bunch (edit) (5:44)

Total Time 156:23

Line-up / Musicians

- Norbert Krüler / performer, producing, mixing

Releases information

Artwork: 2L Productions with Shamall

2CD 2L Productions ‎- 2L-2017 (2009, Germany)

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SHAMALL Is This Human Behavior ratings distribution

(127 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(38%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(35%)
Good, but non-essential (15%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

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Review by Warthur
3 stars Sounding for all the world like a full band effort, Shamall's Is This Human Behaviour? is in fact the product of one man - multi-instrumentalist Norbert Krueler. Krueler isn't so hot when it comes to vocals, which prove to be his Achilles heel on this recording which prevents it from aspiring to the absolute highest ratings, but at the same time it's a suitable match for the Eloy-like neo-prog space rock you get here (since I've always thought Eloy were never especially brilliant on the vocals front and his performance here does sound rather Eloy-ish). It's a long, epic album and risks outstaying its welcome at points, but if you particularly like Eloy's Planets-era style you might dig it.
Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars My only experience with Norbert Kruler the leader of this one man show was the album that follows this one called "Turn Off". Norbert is from Germany and thankyou Mom for calling me John. Anyway I really have issues with these do it yourself projects including the drum machines many seem to employ. And Norbert likes to makes double concept albums packed to the gills like here with each disc containing around 79 minutes of music. I agree with Warthur on the ELOY vibe, especially the 80's period of this fellow German band. And I use the word "band" loosely to say the least. They say this making music is his hobby, part time job while he is mainly a popular DJ in Germany. I believe he started making music around 1986 and released his first album late in that decade. This is a low 3 stars for me. I have a hard time with a lot of things on this recording including the 2 1/2 hour length but long concept albums seems to be his thing.

Latest members reviews

5 stars Is this human behavior is the eleventh album of Shamall and it is a really magnificent masterpiece which tells it's own tale. This album contains everything i want from music. Intelligent compositions, terrific sound and music played by the heart.. It's one more awesome treasure from this german mel ... (read more)

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