Containing the first five of the project's ten movements, the one thing that becomes apparent upon first listen is the band's immense grasp on dynamics. This may be a well-worn musical technique in 2012, but UFOmammut seem to be well aware of that, using the idea very sparingly throughout and only to advantage of the given piece.
It was followed in 2004 by Snailking, which was later reissued by Supernatural Cat Records in 2009. In 2008, they released their fourth studio album, Idolum, pushing even further the monolithic sound and psychedelic vein of their music to a new level of composition. In 2010 the band released Eve, their fifth album. ORO, divided into ten movements, was delivered by Neurot Recordings in two separate pieces during 2012: the first chapter, Opus Primum, in April, and the second, Opus Alter, in September.
Oro is a remarkable project and Opus Primum is definitely an interesting album, although it’s a very dense musical experience that craves a lot of attention from the listener. For those already familiar with Ufomammut, I could tell you that this album features the same trademark space noises found ever since they came into the metal scene, but flowing in the same Hell-ish vein of their previous album, Eve. This mostly instrumental work could be compared to a Pink Floyd nightmare around the period of Atom Heart Mother, just to give an idea.
Ufomammut – Oro: Opus Primum. Label: Neurot Recordings – nr079. Country: US. Released: 13 Apr 2012. Brainwashed - 2012 Readers Poll - Album Of The Year by Yage 2097. neojezebel, seppuku, NachtTruemmer, Uffel, dreadmeat, M. lut.
Stoner Doom Ufomammut. Album Name Oro: Opus Primum. Released date 13 April 2012. Labels Neurot Recordings. Music StyleStoner Doom. Members owning this album20.
Recent UFOmammut offerings have certainly been more successful as unified groupings of musical movements, meant to be sampled uninterrupted in dark basements (preferably with bong in hand), than for individually stellar songs, and this trend holds true for the band's ambitious sixth album, featuring ten tracks in two parts (the first of which started a new relationship with Neurot Recordings.
ORO - Opus Primum, 2012. ORO - Opus Primum, 2012. Infearnatural, 07:26.
- Mixed At – Locomotore Studio
- Mastered At – Locomotore Studio
- Artwork [Art] – Malleus
- Bass, Vocals [Vocals And Screams], Effects [Fx], Synth [Synths], Lyrics By – Urlo
- Drums, Vocals [Screams] – Vita
- Engineer [Soundlord] – Lorenzo Stecconi
- Guitar [Guitars], Synth [Synths], Vocals [Screams] – Poia
- Performer [Tabula Smaragdina], Vocals [Screams] – Lorenzer
- Performer, Written-By – Ufomammut
NotesRecorded August 2011 at Soms "Il Progresso" in Sarezzano, Italy.
Mixed and mastered at Locomotore Studio in Roma, Italy - October/November 2011.
with printed inner sleeve
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 658457107911
- Matrix / Runout: CAT 012 LP A
- Matrix / Runout: CAT 012 LP B
|nr079||Ufomammut||Oro: Opus Primum (CD, Album)||Neurot Recordings||nr079||US||2012|
|CAT012LP||Ufomammut||Oro: Opus Primum (LP, Album, Ltd, cle + DVD)||Supernatural Cat||CAT012LP||Italy||2012|
|CAT 012 LP||Ufomammut||Oro: Opus Primum (LP, Album)||Supernatural Cat||CAT 012 LP||Italy||2012|