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Arrivals Lounge: New dangerous drone clone evolves
Libby ValeThere was unrest between the Drones, each felt they were more worthy of the delights of the Plasma field. The unrest became unstable and an Ionizations took place in a strong electromagnetic field altering the consciousness and powers of reasons of the Drones. A mighty battle took place, they fought for days within the field forever altering the cohesive state of matter between them.

One was victorious, she was forever changed, the realisation of what she had done destroyed any vestige of reason and sanity, the hunger grew...and grew ...there seemed no way out of the field, as a final act of defiance and hatred she devoured the physical and ethereal parameters of the other drone, the plasma field shuddered and shook with infinite energy and the drone became fused with radiant matter, sparking a massive mutation, lightning and flame raged in the field as the two drones became one, first in the state of a gas,
floating in the field, then as a liquid pouring through time and space...time passed and the field became uneasy with the dangerous entity within, molding the liquid once more into human form, much changed from their previous carnation, this drone was bigger, stronger, louder & extermely dangerous, nothing could be done to change this. It ejected the mutated drone and wished the world luck.

Alternatively put ..the missing piece of the jigsaw has been found in the form of the wonderful singing talents of Miss Libby Vale who will be swelling the vocal ranks of the Omnia Opera...Awesome!

Omnia Opera T-Shirts

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Finally at long last we now have our first batch of Omnia Opera T-Shirts...

Order online here...read more

 

 


Omnia Opera Remastered -

Reissue of early Omnia Opera Tapes. Classic Demo Tapes made by Omnia Opera in 1986 -87
“Beyond the Tenth” & “Celebrate for Change”

beyond the tenth cassette cover. Squalor studios is currently engaged on a project to digitally remaster the popular Omnia Opera early cassette albums: 'Beyond the Tenth' and 'Celebrate for Change'. A project that is long overdue for those whose originals have worn-out! Celebrate for change cassette cover

The final decision as which record company to use has yet to be made but there are rumours that Voiceprint may be taking an active role in promotion and distribution.

New Collaborative Project

"Omnia Opera" and "Helices Fold" are collaborating on a musical project involving contributions to a selected track each. Omnia Opera are due to rework the Helices Fold track 'Tangerine Sea'. More news and sounds as this project develops.

"Helices Fold" is born "Partially Aware"
Helices Fold Partially aware Album cover

The Omnia family has many friends and one such friend is "Ade Scholefield" former synth player of the Omnia Opera. Ades input and creativity into Omnia Opera cannot be overstated. He provided a seminal part to the original sound of the band and was a founder member whom without which Omnia would never have been born. Since those heady days Ade has gone his own way and like Omnia has recently rejuvenated himself musically. Spending the last 18 months writing and recording for his new solo project "Helices Fold" and the new Album "Partially Aware" which was released October.2008. "...a cringing acoustic before a tsunami of maddened electronica..."

Ade has set up an independent record company "Squalor Records" to provide a release vehicle for this new album . The album has been entirely written and composed by Ade Scholefield and combines electronic digital mayhem with analogue jam into a synthesised block of chaos and beauty. There are guest vocals and Sax from Sarah Smith (now Jones, don't ask!) of infamous "Cardiacs" fame. Bass from Dan Watson of "The Transendance Experience" and vocal collaborations from Captain Bagley and Andy Jones from the Omnia Opera. Helen Radcliffe, Helices Foldette also makes an appearance on the Album.

All the relevant details can be found at the "Helices Fold Website" where it is also possible to listen to the entire album online. How Cool is that.! Check it out if your not afraid.

 

Mr Sludge

Mr Sludge has got a party today!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unfair avoidance of VAT,  a campaign by Richard Allen

Label boss Richard Allen has been campaigning for five years to stop the unfair avoidance of VAT that has put most UK music retailers out of business. He now heads a group of around 20 retailers under the name RAVAS  (see the site www.vatloophole.co.uk)

 Richard said “When buying this CD I’d ideally like everyone to make an effort and support a local independent music retailer since if it wasn’t for those kinds of outlets who passionately support new music,  Delerium Records would never have existed. Failing that, and despite the fact they are offshore avoiding tax (to the detriment of the surviving UK independent retailers) buy it from HMV.com and help support the last UK music retail chain, without whom the high street will be a very bleak place. As a last resort get it from Amazon…..”

 

Omnia Opera re-issues in pipeline as Delerium Records finds new lease of life.

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Independant record label "Cherry Red Records" has now acquired the rights to the complete Delerium Records back catalogue. Delerium Records was founded in 1991 by 'Freakbeat' zine editor Richard Allen and 'Amazing Pudding' founder Ivor Trueman and went on to release two albums for Omnia Opera which was a seminal moment in bringing Omnia Opera to the masses and a world wide audience.

Richard Allen is currently working with Cherry Red to produce a label overview box set that will be released in Febuary 2011. This 3CD box set is titled "Last Daze of the Underground" more details on this  release can  be found  here. This will be followed by expanded versions of classic Delerium albums including the Omnia Opera albums in early 2011.

It is hoped that the Omnia albums will have detailed historical notes and previously unseen photos and bonus tracks. It is also hoped that this has brought us a step nearer to the long overdue and promised re-release of the bands' early cassette tapes which will finally see a debut CD issue in the near future. 

Link Entire Delerium back catlogue here

Latest Band Pic
Omnia Opera 2011

Photograph - Courtesy Moggy Morris.
Omnia Opera enter 2010 with a new recruit (see new dangerous drone clone evolves article on right) and a new album well underway. alf hardyAlf Hardy second synth man is missing from the above pic and is currently missing in action, last seen providing fresh plasma for the 'Earth Lab', Alf's other musical outlet with the immutable Jerry Richards.

At present we are not quite sure of what's going on with Alf but I dare say he will resurface and join us at some point for some new sonic convulsions.

New Songs at Last...Listen / hear / here

"Big Brother"

"Leaning Backwards"

Winter Solstice Celebration Release,
21 Dec 2009

We are repentant about the wait you have endured for our new tunes but here at last are a couple of new offerings to wish you all an exultant solstice... thanx for bearing with us! As a gift to the world we duly make these songs free to download and distribute as you see fit. They’ve been a long time coming so we hope they hit the spot in the Omnia style you’ve come to insist upon. 

“Big Brother” a reworked oldie of ours but we like it, so we had sex with it, married it and started a family with it, put it back in the live set, so go play it loud on xmas morning at 6am!!
 
“Leaning Backwards“ we just want to show the world we can 'chill out' a bit, an instrumental laid back frequency with a hyper mellow vibe. Mountains of new stuff to follow soon watch this space while listening to these two!

Listen and download these tunes using the links at the top of this article. To download use the links at the bottom of this article, they are our gift to the world...small but potent balls of plasma for your aural pleasure, any problems downloading them let us know.

Your feedback on the new tunes will as always be gladly accepted here in Omnia land so please do pass on your comments. Happy Solstice one and all...Go Beyond!

links to new tunes... To download right click link, select 'save link as' save it somewhere and enjoy.

"Big Brother"

"Leaning Backwards"

Omnia Collectable!!

In the March 2009 Issue of 'Record Collector' Omnia Opera were listed in a special 'Space Rock' collectable's review written by Ian Abrahams. Apparently the first vinyl release by Delerium Records of the self titled 'Omnia Opera' album is now fetching £60 out there in the world. There were only ever approximately 2000 copies made and this explains its rare status. Personally we think your mad to pay that much for it. But it none the less it is rather flattering and a sort of moment in the band's history worth marking. Below is the review as it appeared in Record Collector
(page 68)

Record Collector review

"I cannot forget that I have forgotten " Lyric from Transit - Andy Jones

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Omnia Opera Collectable!

New T-Shirts available

New Recordings Arrive

Old Omnia Opera Tapes

Helicies Fold Project

 

New Website feature the 'Omnia news list'

Keep up to speed with all the action in Omnia land by signing up to the new 'Omnia Opera mailing list' - simply add your email address to the list using the simple registration form and we will endeavour to keep you informed of all the latest developments.

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Radio Show: the Silver fish Interview.

"Omnia Opera interview for Aural Innovations radio show 2008 ( USA) conducted recording answers to written questions. (Bagley, Jones & Spragg)

 

Omnia Opera new album releases

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New shop page launched for Omnia Opera Merchandise. So if you wanna get hold of the latest album releases and t-shirts check the shop out here.

Recently released albums include the new double CD studio album "Nothing is Ordinary" and the re-issue of the two previous CD albums which had  become unobtainable. This re-issue includes the debut album on Delerium Records, the self-titled "Omnia Opera", and the classic album "Red Shift", in one double CD package.

Buy them here

Space bastard T shirt design

New Space Bastard T-shirt unveiled
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You know it makes sense to walk around with this beauty of a t-shirt proclaiming that you are indeed a bona fide "Space Bastard"