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Ozric Tentacles


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.76 | 149 ratings

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5 stars It´s 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. He´s 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 Schoo´s 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 don´t know how will it continue on the next compass. This sort of unexpected music constructed over Ed´s 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 Halen´s 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 Ed´s music skills and his broad sense of continuous innovation.
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