DELEC CD/LP 044, 18th Nov '97
Most of the material herein is pure guitar driven space-rock with a crack rhythm section supporting, while keys provide the spaciness, effects and mood expansion.... though a very modern punkish element of Omnia Opera's sound decries AD2's raw and primitive energy. Blistering guitar solos ring out of the sky while synths dweedle in the foreground and back, with dreamy washes of color flowing over the aggressive driving rhythms. Taped voices and found sounds are used to good effect as well. Fans of bands like Ozrics, Melting Euphoria, Arc Met and the like will definately want to check this out. Peter Thele
Please note these tapes were recorded back in the stoneage with relatively basic recording
equipment so the sound is quite lo-fi, a bit rough round the edges. But this did not diminish the
popularity of these tapes and to this day they were probably Omnia Opera's most celebrated
and much cherished releases to those who possessed them. They have a warmth and honesty
about them which is hard to capture with modern recording techniques... Strange and quite
understated how much can be achieved with no money but a lot of passion and creativity
Beyond The Tenth Private Cassette Release 1986
1. Each Day
2. Oracle of Knowledge
3. Storm World
4. Dimension Door
5. Screen Dream (Space bastard)
6. Living in a time
7. What you sea
8. Each Day (reprise)
Celebrate For Change Private Cassette
1. The Liquid underground
2. The Awakening
3. Summer of 85
5. Earth Tribe
6. Omnia Opera
7. As it is
8. Afraid of the unknown
Live Private Cassette Release 1989
Various tracks recorded straight from the PA desk.
Ruff and ready warts and all. A full on blast of Omnia
style energy with the inimitable Mike Tongue on
drums driving the post punk mutant hippy revolution
along in his wake.
"Partially Aware" Helices Fold ( Aka -Ade Scholefield & guests) Squalor Records. SQL CD HF 08- 0100, 2008.
'Space Bastard' (2008 reworking) on 'Active Response' Compilation Benefit CD for the SPEAK campaign
Free online Digital release taster tracks from forthcoming new Omnia Opera album (provisonal title- "Nothing is Ordinary")
'Big Brother' & 'Leaning Backwards' - Listen to and download these tracks here for free ( yes! really FREE)
"What goes around comes around" (unknown) Lyric- Waiting
"Floating Settie" from "Omnia Opera"
"Storm World" from "Beyond the Tenth"
"Afraid of the Unknown" from" Celebrate for Change"
"Annihilation" From "Red Shift"