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IDÖRABLÓ (Ω VII)

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3.43 | 39 ratings | 3 reviews | 36% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1977

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Napot hoztam, csillagot (5:24)
2. Időrabló (2:58)
3. Ablakok (3:26)
4. A névtelen utazó (5:25)
5. A könyvelő álma (3:36)
6. Nélküled (7:06)
7. Éjféli koncert (5:49)

Total Time: 34:18

This album was also published in English under the title "Time Robber".

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Line-up / Musicians

- L˙szló Benkö / keyboards, mellotron, vocals
- Ferenc Debreceni / drums, percussion
- János Kobor / vocals
- Tamás Mihály / bass, vocals
- György Molnár / guitar

Releases information

LP Pepita SLPX 17523 (1977 Hungary)
CD MEGA HCD 17523 (1993 Hungary)

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OMEGA Idörabló (Ω VII) ratings distribution


3.43
(39 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(36%)
36%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(26%)
26%
Good, but non-essential (36%)
36%
Collectors/fans only (3%)
3%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

OMEGA Idörabló (Ω VII) reviews


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Review by Seyo
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3 stars The seventh Hungarian release marks the attempt of OMEGA to shift their sound into more space-rock defined style. However, the attempt appears to be only partially successful.

The opening tri-partite title track (Time Robber) only suggests the expansion of their sound, with repetitive guitar chords and synth background, but never really gets anywhere. Add to this Kobor's vocals spoiled with ugly echo effects and you get dissappointed right away. At best it can be described as close to better moments of JANE, URIAH HEEP or Yugoslavian contemporaries DRUGI NACIN.

The following two tracks are even worse, pretty mediocre and dull hard rock, that sound very much like fillers of album space.

What saves Idorablo and actually pushes it into the class of good, decent prog albums, are the next two tracks. They contain valuable elements of space-rock a la FLOYD or ELOY (Nelkuled) and of symphonic rock sound (Ejfeli koncert) that can justify its purchase by prog community.

This by no means should be understood as a praise of the album as a whole. Just, it means it is worthy of a spin or two, especially the phenomenal ballad Nelkuled!

PERSONAL RATING: 3/5

P.A. RATING: 3/5

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Posted Saturday, January 19, 2008

Review by GruvanDahlman
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3 stars i really dig eastern European prog from the 1970's and 80's. It holds something very unique and that is saying something, being that the societies the bands lived in certainly wasn't all to comfortable allowing western influnces in music or culture. Depraved and what not. I think that Poland and the former Czech republic is the two countries responsible for the best efforts in eastern Europe and even internationally some of the bands held a very high standard of music. Certainly there are other great bands aswell, coming from other parts, but maybe not to the same degree. Omega is from Hungary and I have been trying to break into their musical realm many times but I can't seem to breach their walls. That makes me sad, actually.

Idörablo is from 1977 and sports a great cover in blue-ish tone, which for some reason makes me think of L'isola di niente by PFM. The music is nothing like it though. Omega sounds in places like Eloy but mostly they have a very orginal approach and identity. You can't, whatever your feelings, accuse them of not sounding like themselves. The problem is rather that it is not that good. The first three tracks (one on my disc) has some moments of greatness with soaring keyboards and spacey motives. For the most part this can not be said of the track as a whole. It is rather lacklustre and I find it even to be sort of substandard.

The only track I really enjoy and keep listening to is Nélküled. That track is fantastic. Spacey, emotive and warm. I really dig that one. Apart from that the remaining tracks fall short. They fail in capturing me.

However, though the music flies over my head for the most part I must give them credit for creating something of their own. It is all very well played and performed but just like the fancy chocolate box bought on the cheap turns out to contain something else than high quality fillings, you feel sort of cheated on the whole thing. (Does that make sense?)

I will reward this album with three stars based on Nélküled, the effort and the fact that there is something here I don't understand.

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3 stars The first Omega LP released with identical instrumental tracks but released in two versions one with Hungarian vocals, the other in English. This album arrived when the band was at the pinacle of their career in the mid 1970's ( the English edition was released in 1976) in both the east and we ... (read more)

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