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STRANGEITUDE

Ozric Tentacles

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.89 | 164 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars This is the eighth studio release from the band and I am still waiting for the first great one.

"Pungent Effulgent" was a little better than their usual and repetitive production and I thought that the fact that the band was signed on a record label was the starting point of their musical career and that they would head some sort of more interesting music.

Unfortunately, "Erpland" was no such effort and with this "Strangeitude", I am afraid that the band is just repeating history. If you would exclude the good opening number ("White Rhino Tea"), most of the songs are just dull and monotonous ("Sploosh" and "Saucers").

Another decent track is "Strangeitude". It is not the first time that the band integrates some Oriental influences in their music, and almost each time, it leads to a good track. This is another one of these even if OT reverts to the poor and repetitive sounds during the second part of the song;

As usual, the band is also "performing" a reggae-oriented song (Space Between Your Ears). As usual, it is totally useless and boring as long as these rhythms prevail. Fortunately it will evolve into a fine and spacey section which prepares the listener for the finale: a huge and wild guitar part which has to be considered as one of the best moments of this album. It is quite a controversial track, indeed.

I guess that my usual two star rating is the more adequate for this album.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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