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Ozric Tentacles


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.74 | 155 ratings

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5 stars Itīs a pleasure to hear this new work from Ed Wynne three years later, as this is a piece of work almost done entirely by him. Heīs not only the fine guitarist of the Ozrics, but the brain behind most of their themes. He is a real GURU of the synths, a capable musician, reinventing himself in every album and creating always new musical organisms. He also is an excellent producer, as the sound quality and well-balanced music of the ozrics are things that we are always accustomed of. "Chewier" is a killer opener for the album with Schooīs drums in the vein of the best Rad, very similar to "Neurochasm" from "Become the Other". Later, the jazzy title track with its weird rhythm, a continuous experiment in which one donīt know how will it continue on the next compass. This sort of unexpected music constructed over Edīs weird rhythm programming, as Afroclonk on Curious Corn, open new ways on organic electronic music, which tend to be too planar or floating in most of the cases. "Toke a Tola" is also a nice experiment, with its Van Halenīs Jump distorted beginning and the floaty and subtle rhythm of "Slinky" and "Zoemetra" also find a place on this great album. Definitely a great album, not for ozric purists, but for those who believe in Edīs music skills and his broad sense of continuous innovation.
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