Ufomammut, Italian sorcerers of supernatural and obliterating doom, have completed their sixth full-length, and first
as part of the Neurot Recordings family. This is the mammoth follow-up to their 2010 full-length Eve, the band’s
most devastating piece of magic to date... until now.
Oro is divided into ten massive movements, which are
to be delivered in two separate pieces over the coming
year—the first chapter, Opus Primum, arrives in April,
and the second, Opus Alter, in September. This is the third
project Ufomammut recorded with Lorenzo Stecconi. The
band is also in the process of crafting a full video / visual
version which will accompany the audio.
As with all previous Ufomammut albums, the concepts
behind Oro are expansive and multi-faceted, mutating
the Italian palindrome which translates to “gold” with the
Latin translation of “I prey.” Oro explores the concept of
knowledge and its power; the magical stream controlled
by the human mind to gain control of every single particle
of the world surrounding us. Oro is the alchemical process
to transform the human fears into pure essence—into gold.
Although Oro’s two chapters will be released months
apart from each other, they must be considered as a single
track in which the musical themes and the sounds appear
and reappear, mutate and evolve, progressively culminating in the crushing final movement. Oro is an alchemic
laboratory in which substances are flowing, dividing and
blending themselves in ten increments from the alembics
and stills, culminating into the creation of gold.