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PYRAMIDION

Ozric Tentacles

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.26 | 27 ratings

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obiter
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4 stars This album leaps at you from the start. The title track brings you that pulsating, high tempo, dance vibe interspersed with Ed's unashamedly rock guitar breaks.

Xingu is one of the strongest tracks on Waterfall Cities. The live version here is fantastic. Zia's unmistakable riff Seaweed's bubbles ... oh yes this is good.

The version of Pixel Deam is fantastic. Ed's guitar here is somewhere in that zone between Steve Vai and Joe Satriani that is just Ed. Fantastic. There's a funky breakdown, which I am sure I've heard somwhere else. The band then chills out to an extended jam ..

Sultana Detrii (another from Waterfall Cities) shows the reggae face of the Ozrics. Groovy chilled out and relaxed, with synth effects and delayed guitar chords and arpeggios rippling over the soundscape. The mood changes and we have Ed's screaming guitar before a dramatic change of mood and the chill returns.

Aramanu is one of my favourites openings (are those goats??) but gotta be said it doesn't really get anywhere. Then you realise it's not meant to. hat's the point ... it's just great to listen to beacuse it takes you away.

A great album: essential for all you space proggers 5 star but not going to float the boat of the prog metallers.

obiter | 4/5 |

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