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Runaway Totem

 

Zeuhl

3.03 | 18 ratings

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4 stars Crazy Runaway and successful Totem ...

The first effort of RUNAWAY TOTEM is a combination of Avant with some Post, Psychedelic and Jazz Rock/Fusion. Remembers me at FISHBONE sometimes with their special performance/appearance. Vocals are in italian language. The band consists of excellent musicians which have produced a lot of surprises during the recordings for this release. A melange of different styles and a lot of funny and mysterious interludes and breaks care for a great variety. For sure there is no boredom raising when you are examing this album. The band doesn't exaggerate the crazy concept and yes - there are some songs which I can really enjoy.

San Giacomo De Compostella and Sancta Santorum for example are very impressing grooving rock songs a la LIVING COLOUR. They are provided with some mysterious electronic modified vocals and synth effects. O.T is cluttering. After a sacral beginning we have a hightempo bass and drum part with a space/psychedelic guitar. This is later mixed with opera female voices - maniac, fascinating and not dedicated to sensitive ears.

The fantastic interplay Mekanik Ritual really sounds like the title promises. Leone Alato is a terrific and complex Fusion track and my highlight. Ein Tag In Das Haus Von Hermann - the title is grammatically not correct but it's a mystical trip anyhow. The long track Lapis Exilis is also a very convincing song, dynamic and psychedelic with a remarkable hypnotic recitative in the background.

This release is another surprise for me. After several rehearsals I have to recommend it as an excellent addition. Not only interesting for RIO/Avant and Zeuhl aficionados.

Rivertree | 4/5 |

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