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3 stars "Nomen est Omen" is a Latin sentence that means "Your destiny is in your name". This nth Senmuth's album is made of 6 tracks with some circularity made evident also by the titles of the opener and the closer. Let's start: imagine the opening of Pink Floyd's "Obscured by Clouds" made darker and darker, more electronic and with Gilmour's guitar repaced by the low-tone 7-strings guitar. The mood is almost the same for the first half. It's not repetitivity, I'd call it "continuity", like they were parts of a single suite.

In the second half the ethnic element reappears mainly in the percussion. The hypnotic rhythm which closes the album leaves the listener (myself currrently) almost satisfied. In brief, it's a dark ambient suite in Senmuth's usual style but it seems that he was actually giving up to his unusual sudden changes of tonality and ethnic breaks which sometimes jeopardize his work. Not a masterpiece, but surely a good and enjoyable album if you are in the right (dark) mood.

octopus-4 | 3/5 |


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