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LIVE UNDERSLUNKY

Ozric Tentacles

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.35 | 48 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars One of their more decent record so far was their first live album Ethereal Cereal. IMO, this band sounds better live than in the studio (but I mentioned this already).

It is not to say that their music is more diverse, but at least one has a collection of songs from different albums, which should avoid too much boredom. I won't be as enthusiastic as many prog reviewers, because this live album just doesn't captivate myself to rate it above three stars.

It is a good album with several hard-rocking parts which are by far the ones I preferred. The guitar during those is fine and it is sufficient to make the tracks a bit more interesting.

The band has always mixed the same elements to produce their works: spacey music, hard-rocking rhythms, some Oriental beats and reggae. The latter not being my fave to say the truth. This mix has always been indigested to my ears. I like reggae as such but not when mixed with such space-rock.

The albums starts on a fine mood with Dots (even if there is a short reggae break). I confess though that I didn't feel a lot of thrill while I listened to this album for the first time, but some few spins later, I can see a little light out there with Erpland and Bizarre Bazaar with its Oriental inspiration (which can also be heard in O-I).

Kick Muck is one of my fave from the band. The guitar work is excellent and the beat is serious. The addition of some fluting also adds variety to the track. It is a highlight.

The long closing number is actually a summary of their music. Each elements they have integrated in their work is there. You could easily define your addiction to the band while listening to this piece of music. If you hate it, you will mostly hate all of their work. I happen to like it moderately.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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