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Tidal Flood


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.63 | 9 ratings

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4 stars Whatever became of these guys? I remember in 2000 seeing a link on Mike Werning's Ozric Tentacles website for Tidal Flood describing how these guys are a lot like the Ozrics. It's too bad they only came up with two EPs, one a demo EP called 7Tide, and an official release, Scientific. I don't regret one bit getting Scientific. This Greek band was no doubt heavily influenced by the Ozrics, with lots of great guitar work that remind me a cross between the Ozrics Ed Wynne, and of Allan Holdsworth, not to mention tons of spacy synths that wouldn't be out of place on an Ozric CD. Prog rock fans usually turn their nose up at EPs, but I've notice a lot of newer prog rock bands love to cram up entire CDs, and I've learned most of them don't have enough ideas to cram over 70s minutes, but more like 40, explaining why double LP sets in the '70s were exception, not the rule. With Scientific, it's brief and doesn't overstay its welcome but still crammed with exciting compositions that can definitely hold its own to the very best of Ozrics. I am real disappointed this is all there is from Tidal Flood. There was talk around 2004 of a full CD, but it was obvious by 2006 (when I purchased my copy of Scientific) it wasn't to be. Their website went dead and no explanation to what happened. I guess they just didn't have the funds to continue on (Scientific is a private release). Also Greece has never been a hotbed for this brand of space rock, so it's nice to see Tidal Flood try their stab at it. If you didn't know, you'd swear they were British. This EP is, I'm certain, now next to impossible to find, but if you can get a copy, get it, it's one of the finest truly obscure releases I have ever heard.
Progfan97402 | 4/5 |


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