Lotus Omega

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Early Productions

1 – Lotus Omega – Don’t Think, Things Over  8:02
1995 / Source: DAT from the Artist / The first ever track by Lotus Omega / Listed also as ‘Don’t Think’

2 – Lotus Omega – DMT  10:19
1995 / Source: DAT from the Artist / The kick is an analogue impulse sound from a very simple keyboard.

3 – Lotus Omega – Alien Form  6:34
1995 / Source: DAT from the Artist / Never released in its full unmixed version.

4 – Lotus Omega – Alien Form (Remix)  6:41
1995 / Source: DAT from the Artist / A later remix, that sounds more like a polished mix than a real remix of the track as it is pretty similar to the released version, just a tad longer and with better levels overall.

5 – Lotus Omega – Dubber  8:42
1995 / Source: DAT from the Artist / Tsuyoshi Suzuki liked very much this track, played it often in his sets and wanted to release it on Matsuri Productions.

6 – Lotus Omega – 100% Revital Free (Original Mix)  9:06
1996-1997 / Source: DAT from the Artist / This track was composed to ask for the liberation of Révital, a beautiful Israeli girl who was arrested at a rave party. This track exists in several takes on DAT tapes and its remix, that was called “Revital Jail Break”, was the track released on the Greek compilation ‘Goa Trance R.I.P.’ in 1999, using the original first title of the track. For Revital Jail Break, several takes / mixes do exist as well. The released remix, was made in 1997, when the group bought the AKAI sampler as it has some sounds made with that.

7 – Lotus Omega – Padania  10:29
1996 / Source: DAT from the Artist / “Pianura Padana” is the name of the flat area surrounding Milan, and Padania was the ancient name of the area. Later, the track was mixed better and renamed to ‘Daltanius’ -from the famous robot Japanese animation- as the name Padania was used too much by the politician Umberto Bossi at the time, and Lotus Omega did not want to be associated with his extreme right wing politics. / Appears also misspelled as ‘Pandania’ on tapes.

8 – Lotus Omega – Daltanius  10:13
1996 / Source: DAT from the Artist / Final mix of the track above / Appears also misspelled as ‘Dactanius’ on tapes.

9 – Lotus Omega – Floating Bubble  9:36
1996 / Source: DAT from the Artist / The name of the track comes from the bubbles created when cooking certain drugs. Pretty psychedelic track.

10 – Lotus Omega – Holidays on Venus  8:18
1996 / Source: DAT from the Artist / Superb psychedelic track with a catchy sample that comes from a movie of the 50s: It Conquered the World (1956). It contains, more or less, all those conversation:
Dr. Tom Anderson: Do you have any idea what you’re listening to?
Paul Nelson: London Philharmonic?
Dr. Tom Anderson: It’s Venus
Paul Nelson: Uh Huh
Dr. Tom Anderson: Venus
Paul Nelson: Why not? We’ve bounced signals off the moon’s surface. There’s no reason that Venus shouldn’t radiate impulses.
Dr. Tom Anderson: No, I don’t mean the static. Can’t you hear it? The other thing?
Paul Nelson: …What other thing?
Dr. Tom Anderson: Listen to it Paul! Listen to the voice!
(Sample source discovery and word transcription by Draeke)

11 – Lotus Omega – Killer Joke  12:00
1997 / Source: DAT from the Artist / Made at the beginning of 1997 and intended only to be played at live sets. It was used as the opening track of all their appearances. It was kept unreleased for this reason. 138 BPM and sounds very similar to a Crop Circle track, in fact, many times it was traded as such in mp3 & DAT trading circles.

12 – Lotus Omega – Zivago (Short Mix)  7:32
1996 / Source: DAT from the Artist / This track was composed together with a friend of the band, Thomas (Tommaso de Bernardelli). This version was a shorter edit, but very similar to the other mix.

13 – Lotus Omega – Zivago (Full Mix)  9:45
1996 / Source: DAT from the Artist / This track was composed together with a friend of the band, Thomas (Tommaso de Bernardelli). Circulates also as ‘Ziwago’ on some tapes.

Collaborations / Side Projects

14 – Bodhi Tools – We Are The World  9:59
1996 / Source: DAT from the Artist / Lotus Omega Featuring Paolino (Paolo Englaro), a track composed by the band and a friend. Paolo planned to have a solo project and wanted to call it Alpha Sound Flower, as being the “opposite” of Lotus Omega (“Alpha” opposite of “Omega” in the Greek letters and the sound flower as opposed to the lotus flower).

15 – Cosmic Creative Rays – Iside (Mix 2)  9:02
1996 / Source: DAT from the Artist / Lotus Omega Featuring Thomas (Tomaso de Bernardelli), a track composed by the band and a friend. Exists in 2 mixes, same length, just a few different settings in the final mix-down. This track, together with the now released track ‘Effortless’ were licensed to a Dutch label and had to be released on a compilation that never saw the light of the day. As a funny trivia the track ‘Effortless’ was named “Crop Circles – New” on their live set (see below) and was thus taken to be included on the Crop Circles – Full Mental Jackpot EP re-released on DAT Records. An attempt Greek listener, pointed out that it was in fact a track by Cosmic Creative Rays and thus identified after pressing. The Digital Download version of the single features the full unmixed track that has been later mastered for fans, as on the single there is the version taken from the live set.

16 – Electric Sheep Dig – Dag  5:22
1996 Year / Source: DAT from the Artist / An experimental track with subtle atmosphere, Proto-Goa vibes.

17 – Merca – Makkabala  7:03
1996 / Source: DAT from the Artist / Merca is a common slang word in the north of Italy used to indicate drugs. Acid experimental track.

18 – New Vistas – The Right Eye Of Horus  7:38
1996 / Source: DAT from the Artist / New Vistas translates from Italian as New Horizons. Indeed the track sounds very different from the typical raw Psy-Trance we are used to from the band, pretty experimental trance and melodic track.

19 – White T-Shirt – Viviana  7:29
1996 / Source: DAT from the Artist / Lotus Omega with Juan Verdera & Lenny Krarup from Ibiza, track most probably composed while the band was visiting Ibiza on a summer season. Pretty raw and typical Lotus Omega style but with touches of different styles clearly given by the featured Artists, pretty psychedelic funky track.

Unconfirmed Tracks

20 – Lotus Omega & Pantelis – Merca  8:28
199? / Source: DAT from Greece / No official confirmation has been given about the authenticity of this track, it sounds like Lotus Omega though. / Pantelis is the original Greek name of Pan Papason

21 – Lotus Omega – No Name 1  6:54
1995-1996 / Source: Mini Disc from Greece / According to one member of the band, Franco Rossi, the track might be the imitation of some Greek producer who copied their style but also declared that he cannot be sure as he can’t remember all the tracks he made in those years, so it might be a legit track. In my opinion this one sounds very good but features some solutions that were not typical of the band, pretty psychedelic and complex all along.

22 – Lotus Omega – No Name 2  7:05
1995-1996 / Source: DAT from Greece / According to one member of the band, Franco Rossi, the track might be the imitation of some Greek producer who copied their style but also declared that he cannot be sure as he can’t remember all the tracks he made in those years, so it might be a legit track. This track sounds raw and very similar in style to Lotus Omega, so it could legitimately be from the band.

Newer Tracks

When known, a year is given but we can assume the most of these tracks were composed between 1998 and 2003 when the band split. A third album was completed and had to be released in 2003 on TIP World but it was finally canceled. It probably contained most of the newer tracks listed.

23 – Lotus Omega – Aldea Do Caribe  8:37
2003 / Source: DAT from Artist / This is one of the track that was supposed to be on the 3rd album of Lotus Omega, written and produced while the band was in Brazil touring that year. Title means ‘Carribean Shores’ translated from Portuguese.

24 – Lotus Omega – Around The Clock  8:07
2002 or 2003 / Source: CD from Artist / This is one of the track that was supposed to be on the 3rd album of Lotus Omega, written and produced while the band was in Brazil touring that year.

25 – Lotus Omega – Beauty and the Beast (Alternate Mix)  9:00
2000-2001 / Source: DAT from Australia / This mix was sent to DAT by Demon Tea Recordings and although shorter than the released version, it sounds better mixed. The track was identified by Marsh of the GoatRanch and was wrongly named on tape as: GMS – Crunchy Nuts.

26 – Lotus Omega – Body Snatchers (Longer Mix)  7:55
1999 / Source: DAT from Artist / It features a strong sci-fi themed introduction and probably the track takes its name from the movie, from which the samples probably are from.

27 – Lotus Omega – Body Snatchers (Peak Edit)  7:42
1999 / Source: DAT from Artist / Shorter mix of the above track, possibly the one that was later released.

28 – Lotus Omega – Dancefloor Queen (Mix 1)  8:09
1999 / Source: DAT from Artist / Also appears as ‘Dancehall Queen’, exists in 2 mixes. See the live in Milan 2000.

29 – Lotus Omega – Diwali (Alternate Mix)  10:42
1999 / Source: DAT from Greece / An alternate version to the released version on their debut album.

30 – Lotus Omega – Kuru Kuru (Alternate Mixes)  10:42 to 11:20
1999 / Source: DAT from the Artist and one version from a DAT from Greece / Many different mixes exist for this track, namely: (Another Mix) / (Edit Mix) / (Final Mix) / (Production Master Mix) / (RAF Mix) / (Remix) / (Shiva Tape Mix). All these are relatively different versions of the track that was released on their debut album. Further investigations will be made and if a very different mix should be discovered, it will be mentioned.

31 – Lotus Omega – Mastermind (Longer Mix)  8:13
1999-2001 / Source: DAT from the Artist.

32 – Lotus Omega – Mastermind (Rossi Mix)  7:57
1999-2001 / Source: DAT from the Artist / A different mix of the track made by Franco Rossi.

33 – Lotus Omega – Metropolis  8:53
2002 / Source: DAT from Artist / This is one of the track that was supposed to be on the 3rd album of Lotus Omega, written and produced while the band was in Brazil touring that year.

34 – Lotus Omega – Red Baron  8:03
1999-2001 / Source: DAT from the Artist / This track was confirmed to exist in several takes, one of which has survived but according to Franco Rossi who listened to this one, it is not the final version but rather a “work in progress” mix.

35 – Lotus Omega – Renegade  8:35
1999-2001 / Source: DAT from the Artist.

36 – Lotus Omega – Renegade (Er Pecora Mix)  8:49
1999-2001 / Source: DAT from the Artist / This mix was done together with an unnamed friend of the band.

37 – Lotus Omega – The Skyline  7:31
2002-2003 / Source: CD from Artist / This is one of the track that was supposed to be on the 3rd album of Lotus Omega, written and produced while the band was in Brazil touring that year.

 

Album / Compilation Tracks

This below is a collection of alternate version of tracks from their second album plus some compilation tracks that they also released in 2002. Probably all the tracks are from late 2002 and early 2003. Everything here is listed for completeness, but no samples will be provided as these tracks are outside the years on which the blog focuses.

AC01 – Lotus Omega – The Blissed One (Live Mix) 7:27 -> a live version with a funny intro.
AC02 – Lotus Omega – Amalgamation 7:52 -> probably the same as the released track Almagortion.
AC03 – Lotus Omega – Amnios 8:08 -> shorter than the released version.
AC04 – Lotus Omega – Farthbürg 7:38 -> longer than the released version.
AC05 – Lotus Omega – She Bang (Original Mix) 8:28 -> longer than the released version on Etnica.net.
AC06 – Lotus Omega – Around The Clock 8:07 -> never released before, possibly the same as the track above that was from another source.
AC07 – Lotus Omega – Groove Digger 7:16 -> possibly the same as the released version.
AC08 – Lotus Omega – Skyline (Original Mix) 7:29 -> different mix than the released version on Etnica.net.

Last Tracks

This is a CDr from the band containing their latest tracks, the year is unclear, but we can safely assume they are from 2003, titles to be identified.

AC09 – Lotus Omega – New 1 (Untitled) – 140 BPM – 8:34
AC10 – Lotus Omega – New 2 (Untitled) – 142 BPM – 10:29
AC11 – Lotus Omega – New 3 (Untitled) – 145 BPM – 10:05
AC12 – Lotus Omega – Beijaflor (Master) – 146 BPM – 8:05

Live & DJ Sets

Lotus Omega – Live in Milan (6-12-1997)  55:00
1997 / Source: DAT from the band.

L1 – Lotus Omega – Killer Joke
L2 – Lotus Omega – Dubber
L3 – Lotus Omega – Renegade
L4 – Cosmic Creative Rays – Effortless
L5 – Lotus Omega – Light House
L6 – Lotus Omega – Waldorf Salad

Lotus Omega – Mother Fukka (DJ Set 1997)  59:49
1997 / Source: CDr from the band.

D1 – Cosmic Creative Rays – Iside
D2 – Lotus Omega – Renegade
D3 – Lotus Omega – Dubber
D4 – Crop Circles – Ghost Circle
D5 – Crop Circles – Hale Bope
D6 – Cosmic Creative Rays – Effortless
D7 – Lotus Omega – Kuru Kuru

Lotus Omega – Live in Milan (November 2000)  about 1 hour
2000 / Source: CDr from the band / The tracks on this CDr are source files from a live set, including some files for known audio programs (Cubase & Logic Audio file extensions: .all; .dat; .ovw; .pk) / Part of the disc is now unreadable and not all the tracks could be extracted.

1 – Lotus Omega – R Modem Alive (Intro)  0:30 <- A short intro featuring the chorus from ‘Britney Spears – Baby One More Time’, played everywhere at the radio in those years.
2 – Lotus Omega – Dancefloor Queen  8:33
3 – Systembusters – Godzilla (Remix)  7:17
4 – Systembusters – Roskalator  6:36
5 – Systembusters – Synthetic Garbage  8:07

Some files had no number but we can assume these tracks were played after the first 5:

Lotus Omega – Bankrupt  6:53
Lotus Omega – Track 2<- unreadable track, but length was 7:51 minutes
Lotus Omega – Track 6<- unreadable track, but size was 74.8 MB
Lotus Omega – Track 8<- unreadable track, but size was 77.5 MB

Notes
• All the information used to create this page come directly from interviews with Franco and Filippo of Lotus Omega which gave their studio DAT tapes to DAT Records for ripping, identification and cataloging purposes. All the above tracks are in possession of the label, for possible future releasing.

Contributors
• Draeke (DAT Records)
• Occasional alternate titles from other DAT tapes by Kyriakos Sunborn, Kwulf and Cosmogenesis.

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4 comments to “Lotus Omega”

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  1. GeorgeMoonstoneD

    GeorgeMoonstoneD - November 12, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Excellent job here, Federico..!
    Looking forward for a future release from the mighty Italians..

  2. Kobi Harosh - May 6, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Hey Federico .

    Is this going to release in DAT ?

    • Sunborn

      Sunborn - May 11, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      Hi Kobi!

      No, there are no plans at the moment for a Lotus Omega release on Dat Records, mostly because of the complicated situation between the artists… lets hope for the future though… 🙂

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