Runaway Totem are a bit of an odd Italian group. Their music is in the vein of Zeuhl, founded by French group Magma, but they also show strong influences from more conventional Progressive Rock, namely Red-era King Crimson, and later (as well as earlier) Frank Zappa. They also exercise a strong jazzy side, in addition to a mild Krautrock-like quality in their psychedelic passages. Extremely spacey electronic sections are an integral part of their sound, as well. Despite all these many influences, they are recognized foremost as a Zeuhl group.