Runaway Totem does not belong to a single era. Runaway Totem is made up of cosmic beings!
Re-Tuz aka Raffaello Regoli – vocals, duduk, keyboards, Cahal De Betel aka Roberto Gottardi – guitars, synths, electronics is the band Runaway Totem. On their new album Multiversal Matter they are joined with Isil-Ur aka Tamara Zucchi – vestal custodian of sacred fire! The eleventh album Multiversal Matter was released some weeks ago, and offers a healthy doze of very nice zeuhl music. The track Deorum Matter,
Runaway Totem is surely one of the most fascinating and distinctive band that you can find in Italy. They use their rich instrumentation (keyboards, vocals, and backing vocals, guitars to create ethereal, romantic climates, with the deep singing, the grandiose backing vocals. They use too some nearly Magma-like passages, a vocal paroxysm evoking Area, energetic King Crimson rhythms with a Amon Düül II touch and even some Gentle Giant vibes.
Runaway Totem was formed in September 1988 in Riva Del Garda, Trentino, as the result of a clear plan originating with Roberto Gottardi and Renè Modena. The band Universal Totem Orchestra is a side project of some Runaway Totem members and will be of interest to those who like UT.