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3.37 | 18 ratings | 2 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 2002

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Amputee (5:08)
2. Relapse (10:14)
3. You Wish (6:55)

Total Time 22:17

Line-up / Musicians

- Mike Vennart / guitar, vocals
- Steve Durose / guitar, backing vocals
- Gambler / guitar, keyboards
- Jon Ellis / bass
- Mark Heron / drums

Releases information

Released 2002, Beggar's Banquet Records.

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OCEANSIZE Relapse (EP) ratings distribution

(18 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(22%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(22%)
Good, but non-essential (39%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

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Review by Bonnek
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3 stars The Relapse EP contains one non-album track that is suitably called Relapse. Great, I like it when things aren't unnecessarily over-complicated.

Relapse isn't second rate in any way, it was probably just too long to fit on the already oversized Efforescense. For once, this track justifies all space-rock references that are bestowed on Oceansize. It has 2.30 minutes of ambient post-rock picking at the start before it launches into an excellent bass guitar driven groove that Colin Edwin would have been proud of. The vocals are mesmerizing and beautiful, the guitars wide and spacey. The second half of the track sticks closer to the ambitious indie prog of Efforescense.

An EP with 10 minutes of unreleased music is collectors material by default. The 3 stars can't obviously be compared to a full length 3 star album, they merely serve to indicate that it's a very good track.

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4 stars This is one EXCELLENT EP - well worth it if you can get a hold of it. Not entirely sure why it was released in a way though as the first track 'Amputee' was released on the 1st EP as the title track and 'Relapse' was a re-record of 'Ebb' from the Amputee EP. I've not heard this earlier EP, thoug ... (read more)

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