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THE YUMYUM TREE

Ozric Tentacles

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.56 | 158 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
4 stars OT's umpteenth album (and latest to date) is yet another faithful album that the fans can buy safely as it fits the usual safety zone. Coming with a superbly drawn cartoon fantasy artwork, YYT is just what the doctor ordered if you're in the mood for spacey twirly travels in the aural stratosphere and have a little Jamaican cigar to go along with, although the latter is not really necessary to enjoy OT's music. Indeed this is the perfect kind of music for gently groping your mate, and does whatever goes by your twisted and horny brains. Yup , OT's music has always been one of my first answer (along with Pink Floyd) to progheads complaining that their girlfriends or wives don't like prog music. Well it's normal they don't like whiney neo-prog and things like TFK (but you might want to have a little taste yourself and avoid these as well), and start thinking about harmonious music?.. which OT is always, even, when they are on the fringe of semi-techno music. OT's music is never offensive, often very danceable, always happy/joyous, with traces of reggae, heavenly flutes; GonG-like space twirls?. Just the usual superb OT blend that has been going around for over two decades. As usual, what I just said of this album is applicable to almost all of OT's discography, because YYT is not much different from all of their other albums. If there are a few groups where you can say that having one album is having them all, OT is certainly in the top 3 of your list?. But in this case, it's plainly a compliment rather than a complaint. But winning by playing safe is triumphing without any glory??

Sean Trane | 4/5 |

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