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Ontologics / Heading to the Outer Realm
Album:Heading to the Outer Realm Collection:General
Artist:Ontologics Added:03/2020
Label:Self Release 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-03-06 
Reviewed: 2020—03-06
Genre: General
FCCs: none
Review: a multi-instrumentalist duo that fuses genres like hip-hop, prog rock, electronica, & world music
If You Like: Beastie Boys meets King Crimson meets Tears For Fears meets Massive Attack
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ Upside In Downside Out – synth starts> uptempo song builds to a crescendo, then mellows while continuing the same tempo> pause> sonic guitar solo> uptempo song,> long slow fade to quick end
*2/ Use Your Utopia Or Lose Your Utopia – vocal starts> fast tempo song with shifting melodies> sonic guitar solo> quick stop
*3/ Thought Crimes – guitar starts> heavy rocking uptempo song with shifting melodies & instrumentation> rocking guitar solo to quick fade
4/ Assemble Them – spoken word starts> uptempo song> with shifting melodies> quick stop
*5/ To Go Along To Get Along – synth starts> uptempo song with shifting melodies> celestial guitar solo> quick stop
**6/ Cliff or Lift – synth starts> uptempo sonic instrumental jam> quick stop on drums
7/ Heading To The Outer Realm – percussion starts> uptempo song morphs into heavy prog song & rap> quick fade
8/ Around The Fire We Sit Pt. 1 – heavy synth starts> rocking uptempo song> synth jam> uptempo song> quick fade
*9/ it’s All In The Numbers – heavy synth starts> heavy psychedelic prog midtempo jam & song> pause> uptempo song> sonic guitar/synth jam to quick stop
10/ Around The Fire We Sit Pt. 2 – synth starts> uptempo havy rap> pause> uptempo rap> quick stop
*11/ Hindsight’s Mind’s Right – heavy synth starts> rocking up tempo rap< synth jam morphs into space prog jam> quick fade
*12/ Mitigated Moments – synth/percussion starts> pause> uptmepo instrumental space jam> several pauses> quick stop

Track Listing
1.Upside in Downside 7.Heading to the Outer Realm
2.Use Your Utopia or Lose Your Utopia 8.Around the Fire We Sit and Wait Pt. 1
3.Thought Crimes 9.It's All in the Numbers
4.Assemble Them 10.Around the Fire We Sit and Wait Pt. 2
5.To Go Along to Get Along 11.Hindsight Mind's Right
6.Cliff or Lift/ Sepulchre 12.Mitigated Moments