Overall, older and original Robert Hood fans won't be disappointed with this album. He hasn't sounded as confident as he does on "Omega" for way longer than I'd want to remember. His trademark minimal sound has finally gotten properly upgraded, yet there is enough variation to prevent it from sounding dull. I won't be enjoying it as much as many, but minimal purists should be all over this one, as I see it as a return to form by one of the original masters of the genre. Not to make it sound like I'm being all negative here, this is a very good album, and all.
Tracklist: 1. Alpha (The Beginning), 2. Towns That Disappeared Completely, 3. Are You God?, 4. The Plague (Cleansing Maneuvers), 5. The Workers Of Iniquity, 6. Saved By The Fire, 7. Think Fast, 8. War In The Streets, 9. Omega (End Times), 10. Alpha, 11. The Family Watches, 12. The Wheels Of Escape. 9. Omega (End Times). 11. The Family Watches. 12. More albums from Robert Hood: Paradygm Shift by Robert Hood. Omega: Alive by Robert Hood. Nighttime World Volume 2 by Robert Hood. Nighttime World Volume 1 by Robert Hood. Point Blank by Robert Hood. Motor: Nighttime World 3 by Robert Hood. Internal Empire by Robert Hood.
Now, in 2010, we have Robert Hood crafting a techno album inspired directly from both. It's hard to believe that we're all going to die in 2012 because, well, we were all supposed to die a few times before. The threat of mass extinction makes for some great art, though. It seems more productive, however, to leave aside the concept when listening to Omega, despite Hood's intentions. You can be sure that Hood will be able to tell you the exact meaning behind the cut-off beats in "The Workers of Iniquity" or the Morse Code bleeps of "The Family Watches," but you can also simply enjoy them for what they are: Further examples of Hood's mastery behind the mixing desk, concept or no concept.
Following last year's triumphant 'Omega' album that saw Robert Hood envisage the 1971 film 'The Omega Man' as a techno science fiction opus he now translates the suspense and tension of Charlton Heston's last man on earth battle for survival into the frenetic energy of his own new live show. In 2011, Omega comes Alive. When I began put together ideas for The 'Omega' Live Show I wanted to bring together elements that would of course, reflect the movie, 'Omega Man'. I thought why not include a few past recordings, such as 'Unix',.
Bells At Dusk, 10:40. Minimal, Minimal, 07:56. Who Taught You Math: Alive, 05:57.
Omega represents Hood's best chance at a crossover, and move towards the dance mainstream. Ostensibly a concept album, this draws its inspiration from The Omega Man, a 1971 sci-fi film starring Charlton Heston. This in itself was based on Richard Matheson's cult novel I Am Legend, and the narrative cohesion an imagined film score affords Hood is one of the main reasons the album ought win him new admirers