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  1. I didn't like their neoprogressive approach, compared to their "Epsilon" debut. I sold it right away upon it's release. It's very difficult to find it now, in order to give it a second chance...

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  2. By the way. The new OMNIA OPERA is very strong!

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  3. I did the same as you originally. And it *is* difficult to find now, which is why I jumped at this used copy when I had the chance.

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  4. Good news about Omnia Opera. I ordered it last night from the band (I doubt it will ever e carried here in the US). I should have it in a couple of weeks!

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  5. Dear Tom,

    I was interested in your reviews of the two Soma albums which I played bass on. I can assure you any hype being thrown around was not on the part of the band itself. We were really thrown into the studio at a point where the membership of the band was still fluctuating and we were (mostly) quite young and inexperienced about the studio process. The whole process of recording and producing the album was less than 7 or 8 working days. My favourite track is the last one on the album, which came from a very loose jam in the studio and captured us very nicely, I think, albeit 'Being' was an epic monster of an opener. Two decades on, when I listen to Epsilon I can still remember running round prehistoric burial mounds and a wonderful space rock summer around Bath and Wiltshire where we rehearsed and recorded the tracks. We recorded Dreamtime a year later after two tours of eastern Germany and Czechoslovakia and I think you can hear the band was much tighter, even after a number of line up changes. However, after a third tour at the end of 1992 things started to break apart. It was a very intense, volatile time and I think you can hear tensions, even a little anger in Dreamtime. It was released years after the band had ceased to be. No one to this day knows why it ended; it just did. When things are thrown together, they either compact and gel, or explode! Mr C.

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    1. Hi Mr. Cloudy,

      Thanks for your comments here! Excellent info. As stated, I knew you all had nothing to do with the marketing at the time. Both albums are very good, and I'm glad to own them.

      It would be great to see you pull off a reunion of some sort with new material. You all have immense talent!

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