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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jeffro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2017 at 05:47
I was listening to some of Strangeitude last night and I really liked it. Definitely going to check out more from this band

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2017 at 06:59
If you like Strangeitude I highly recommend you check out Erpland, Jurassic Shift, Arborescence and Waterfall Cities
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jeffro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2017 at 08:23
Will do, and thanks! Probably take me a while though. I didn't realize they've been around as long as they have
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2017 at 11:36
Heh don't worry. The running joke regarding The Ozrics is that once you've heard one of their albums you've pretty much heard them all. That is not entirely true but there is a sameyness across the board methinks. Kinda like The Rolling Stones have made new versions of the same album - just as IQ have since Ever. New instruments and new pedals obviously sprinkle given albums with a certain flavour, but the stock and main ingredients tend to stay the same.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2017 at 15:02
 In lieu of samey, can we say consistent? ;)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote scruffydragon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2017 at 08:01
I must replace my copy of Waterfall Cities. Somehow it looks as if someone has gone at it with a brillo pad. I think my computer ate it and spat it back out at me before I could rescue it. Since got an external disc drive that loves great music.Cover reminds me of Dinotopia.
 
I have been meaning to get the box set Vitamin Enhanced containing their early albums.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote noni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2017 at 08:10
Originally posted by scruffydragon scruffydragon wrote:

I must replace my copy of Waterfall Cities. Somehow it looks as if someone has gone at it with a brillo pad. I think my computer ate it and spat it back out at me before I could rescue it. Since got an external disc drive that loves great music.Cover reminds me of Dinotopia.
 
I have been meaning to get the box set Vitamin Enhanced containing their early albums.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote scruffydragon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2017 at 08:19
Not too sure, but the groove should certainly get me going.LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2017 at 09:18
OT were amazing from the mid-80’s until 2000 (Hidden Step). They seem to be on auto-pilot since.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2018 at 13:24
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

OT were amazing from the mid-80’s until 2000 (Hidden Step). They seem to be on auto-pilot since.

You didn't like The Yum Yum Tree or Paper Monkeys?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2018 at 09:13
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

OT were amazing from the mid-80’s until 2000 (Hidden Step). They seem to be on auto-pilot since.

I think that a lot of this "auto-pilot" has to do with Brandy and Silas having to learn music quickly and to play even quicker and better. Brandy is still too much in the background, and not strong enough to be out front, and the bass mix in most of these last albums, is quite far "below" the rest, and it is as if she is not confident enough, YET, to take this further up.

IF, and WHEN, both of these come up some, and stand up, it might make the band better and stronger, but right now, it is still ... the Wynne Family Band, and calling it "Ozric Tentacles" is a sad thing compared to what they used to do ... now it's all just a riff oriented thing, which helps Brandy and Silas quite a bit.

I don't dislike it, but the touch they had is long gone ... and hoping they can pick it up again, is ... probably not likely, when you can hear Shpongle do some Ozric stuff ... right out of those days ... and do it much better, sometimes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mirror Image Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2018 at 17:12
I absolutely adore the Ozrics! Someone mentioned earlier that their discography is intimidating. That’s only true if you intend on buying them all. Wink A few of my favorites from them: Jurassic Shift, Erpland, Arborescence, and Waterfall Cities. Truth be told, all of their albums have something enjoyable on them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kingsnake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2018 at 23:20
Funny that someone mentioned Shpongle.

True tgat Shpongle sound more fun and playful than Ozrics these days.
Other elecrronic bands that fall in that category are Ott and Entheogenic. Especially Entheogenic is sounding more and more organic wich each new album.
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