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Ozric Tentacles


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.09 | 402 ratings

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Ray Stokes
4 stars What a hell of a gem this one is. I was listening to Pandora one day minding my own business when Jurassic Shift came on and knocked me clean off of my rocker. I immediately acquired this cd and I am having problems putting it down. This is the first OZRIC TENTACLES album I have listened to and I am throughly impressed with the beauty, atmosphere, and straight up rock this album churns out. One of the first steps that this album does right, where most experimental music fails, is maintaining a great sense of structure. The drumming and bass work is amazing on this album and provide a solid base, leaving plenty of room for the keyboards and guitar to free roam and create a very expansive sound. And roam they do. Throughout this album the genres pulled from are extensive, for example the beautiful Asian tones at the beginning of Feng Shui to the middle eastern keyboard lines in the middle of Jurassic Shift. The beautiful flute work on this album should also be credited as it brings life to some wonderful passages, and the fact that it appears sparingly throughout the album makes those moments even better.

The only real downside of this album is that some parts are just cool. For example, when I listen to the rest of the album after Jurassic Shift I enjoy the songs, but afterwards I say to myself that was pretty cool, whereas with Jurassic Shift I say God yes.

This is a wicked album that I think anyone can find something in to jam out to.

Ray Stokes | 4/5 |


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