A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away -- well, some six months earlier anyway, at, errrr -- a record store not too far from here, UFOmammut unveiled ORO: Opus Primum -- the first of two CDs necessary to contain a massive, hour-and-a-half-long "song" (conveniently spliced into ten smaller sections) that is hereby completed by ORO: Opus Alter. Clearly, the venerable Italian space/sludge outfit really challenged themselves with this most audacious project, and by and large, they delivered the goods on its impressive first half; but it's easy to understand why Neurot Recordings decided to hold back the release of ORO's second half long enough to spare the already deficient, 21st century's attention spans from having to absorb it all in one sitting. After all, this is one big-ass pill to swallow! And yet, discount the general masses not attuned to UFOmammut's unique but long-established formula, and their dedicated followers shan't have to expend too many of their remaining neurons grasping the full enormity of the band's accomplishment, even though this second sibling falls just short of its elder twin overall.
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