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CURIOUS CORN

Ozric Tentacles

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.96 | 130 ratings

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EatThatPhonebook
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4 stars 7/10

"Curious Corn" is one of the best Ozric Tentacles albums.

The best Ozric Tentacles album? Possibly. Compared to Arborescence, this is a much better album, mainly because the exotic part, as well as the melody, have improved a lot. Plus, it is a surprisingly solid album, with not many boring moments, unlike some other of their albums. After many albums, Ozric Tentacles have finally reached a mature sound, creating a perfect balance between improvisation and melody.

1. "Spyroid". Great song, as well as a great intro, with very cool effects and surrounding, which finally sounds like what the band always tried to reach: a true spacey and psychedelic song.

2. "Oolite Groove". Another great song, with a pretty good guitar that flows perfectly with the rest of the band, creating yet another fascinating atmosphere, very dreamy and spacey, that rarely the band was able to accomplish in such an effective way.

3. "Afroclonk" is exactly what Ozric Tentacles is famous for: the many exotic elements combined with electronic. It always never happens that an OT album has three great songs all in a row. Like the title suggests, there are different elements and instruments that remind of african music.

4. "Curious Corn" is the long title track, another excellent song, with a simple and banal riff that slowly evolves and shapes into many different tunes. If you want to try Ozric Tentacles for the first time, I suggest you listen to this song, if you don't like to listen to an album all at once.

5. "Oddentity" is another( yep, another one) fabulous song, even though the style is pretty much the same as all the other tracks. So nothing special to say about it.

6."Papyrus" is the last great song. Even here though there isn't much to say, and that is why I can't consider this album a masterpiece.

7. "Meander" is an interesting way to end an album: it's more like an ambient song, very different from the rest in a way.

An excellent album, even though, like I said earlier, It tends to be monotone and repetitive. I recommend it to whoever likes space rock, and especially to whoever wants to try the band for the first time.

EatThatPhonebook | 4/5 |

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