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JURASSIC SHIFT

Ozric Tentacles

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.11 | 318 ratings

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Foolsdrummer
4 stars Ozric Tentacles make hyperpsychedelic music with lots of influences of Gong. The band creates a contradiction of very floaty spacesounds and straightforward drums and bass grooves, which they do excellent. It's 'hyperpsychedelic', because the grooves are often fast and the sounds are sometimes very strange. The addition of ethnic instruments is really awesome.

But let's put our sins to the record: The album starts right of with 'Sun Hair' and 'Stretchy', which are both excellent 'hyperpsychedelic' pieces. I especially liked Stretchy very much, because of the eastern weirdness that is put in this track. 'Feng Shui' brings you in a calmer psychedelic reggae mood which builds up to a psychedelic weirdness outro. 'Half Light in Thillai' is some nice atmospheric stuff, but seems to lack the excitement of the other tracks. The title track brings us back to exciting psychedelic jams. 'Petranodon' is a mad piece whit very minimalistic bass and a sauce of weird synths and weird guitars on top, which works great. Train Oasis is a nice short piece, but not that special. 'Vita Voom' is a great outro of the original recording.

On the remastered version, there is a live version of 'Feng Shui' with experimentations with delay and other effects. It's a great version of this piece, but the bass guitar wasn't present enough in the mix to my taste. I couldn't hear all the notes.

This album isn't a masterpiece, but listening to this record is a wonderful and unique experience.

Foolsdrummer | 4/5 |

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