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3.52 | 56 ratings

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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.

GruvanDahlman | 3/5 |


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