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WATERFALL CITIES

Ozric Tentacles

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.85 | 130 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars I quite liked their previous studio release (Curious Corn). It was one of their most diversified album (which is again not very difficult) and apparently, the Tentacles decided to pursue on the same good and inspired mood.

Not that this album is a masterpiece but at least one can listen to it without being knocked out by the same and repetitive stuff as they have produced for the majority of their recordings (though present here with Xingu).

The band is mixing some interesting spacey flavours with Oriental music during the opening track, which hopefully is only one of the good numbers on this recording. As I have already written in previous OT reviews, each time that the band did this mix, it was one of the best song from the album. Coily might well be another of these ones.

This album has a definite Far Eastern sound. But I have to admit that I prefer this than to listen to these spacey and reggae combo on almost each album. So? Let's welcome Ch'ai, even if I can't really say that it is an outstanding number but Ed Wynne is displaying a very good guitar break.

The title track is again very good, but only during the first part which features another splendid guitar work, all combined with some fine and spacey sounds. Unfortunately, the mood changes after six minutes and the song is switching to a more standard OT song.

The band is again playing on the conservative side during the lengthy Spiralmind which reminds me too much lots of previous releases. There is as well the inevitable reggae party, but to be honest, Sultana Detrii is maybe one of their best of this type. The beat catches up nicely at times, and the guitar is again rather pleasant. A fine spacey-reggae.

This album is better than the average OT ones. Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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