This Morn' Omina - The Drake Equation
A while back I made a mistake. I was searching for
a new CD to please my ears, I came across This Morn' Omina's The
Drake Equation. I was expecting something more along the lines
of stompy powernoise or perhaps even something reminiscent of Ah
Cama Sotz, but instead found myself actually surrounded by tribal
percussion. This could get interesting I thought, while listening
to the second song, "(fp)". Yeah this is progressing
nicely, the tribal percussion is picking up a nice beat is pounding
and oooh, techy (techno) synths, I like techy synths, but why is
this in the industrial section? Ahah! Speaking of the devil, some
nice rhythmic noise pads, I rather like this. So what was the mistake?
The mistake my friends is that the CD I picked which introduced
me to This Morn' Omina was only half an hour long and god damnit
I wanted more!
With tracks like "(fl)", I
found myself occasionally hitting the repeat button. With the techy
synths, exotic chanting and a clunky beat which just swoops in and
grabs your attention, its hard not to. It is tracks like this that
made me listen to the disc at least twice a day.
Like other CD's by This Morn' Omina, The Drake
Equation has an astronomical theme. As stated by the CD booklet,
the Drake Equation was created to "discuss the search for intelligent
life in the milky way galaxy". With the length of the songs
in decimals printed beside the song names (which are all named after
variables in the mathematical formula) it leaves one wondering if
these numbers lead to some type of answer to the Drake Equation.
This Morn' Omina is wicked and The Drake
Equation is no exception. If you like This Morn' Omina you know
what to expect (which is awesome) and if you have not yet heard
them, this is one to check out.
- Kyle Duffield (January
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