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JURASSIC SHIFT

Ozric Tentacles

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.11 | 301 ratings

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arqwave
5 stars I couldn't believe that a record like this would exist, really... but it's true, actually, a perfect truth that involve musicianship, creativity and imagination. First, after hearing the whole album i consider this a "fusion" effort more than a "psycodelic" one, however, the complex atmospheres and the multiple sounds of a very wide variety of instruments recalls an "indie" open festival band. So... is a crazy mixture of prog, jazz, world even ambient and a early expression of chill out. Ths opening piece SUNHAIR starts with a very mellow but distant sequence of notes, followed by an strange intursion of bass and drums and then of the full orchestra, continuing with a jazzy STRETCHY leading you to the famed FENG SHUI which is a very fine expression of fusion and world music until the last minutes when it transforms into hevy metal!!! after this, the fourth cut HALF LIGHT IN THILLAI gives you a rest to dream about a distant land and prepares you to the funky JURASSIC SHIFT, an excellent mid-tempo piece. Then, the album turns a little bit acid when PTERANODON appears driving you into a forgotten place of your mind, that leads into a new age/psycodelic TRAIN OASIS, and without being proud they finish the album with a great funky-progged VITA VOOM that leaves you exhausted a begging for more... which in some sense, the re-issue offers you a live version of FENG SHUI. So, it doesn't matter from which angle you hear this record, it pleases everyone and annoyes everyone, to me is one of the most valuable, perfect and honest record i ever heard in my life, that's why this record has turned into an underground and mainstream classic. a must
arqwave | 5/5 |

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