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    Posted: February 08 2019 at 04:48
First solo studio album by the Ozric Tentacles leader. Released on Jan 25 on vinyl and CD. The complete info:

https://www.discogs.com/artist/159507-Ed-Wynne

To be added promptly I'd say. Thanks.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2019 at 05:13
I think the last few Ozric albums have been Ed Wynne solo albums in disguise !!! But then, for me, nothing beats the Roly and Zia years.
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I'm looking forward to giving it a listen. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote petersen88 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2019 at 03:42
It`s been out since couple of weeks now and being Ozric Tentacles fan I have to say this does not leave my player. No surprises at all, it explores the same angles that`s been on OT`s several last records, more programmed electronics, fine atmospheres, great guitar licks and melodies. Somehow seems very fresh though.

Inclusion in PsychedelicK/Space Rock very much needed.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tigerfeet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2019 at 21:01
Have to agree with the above, even with Ed Wynne being basically OT,  however there are still some elements missing, for me anyway. However, I really enjoyed listening and will be listening a lot more. 
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I'm glad to see this being discussed. I suggested him as a solo artist here at PA forums over at the "Suggest bands and artists" section just in case no one was looking into it. Regardless I purchased my vinyl copy through Burning Shed and received it a few days ago. I really enjoy this, it's just like a new Ozric release. This album proves how crucial Ed was for that Ozric sound regardless who was in the band. With the thought there may be no new Ozric release, with Ed putting the Ozrics on hiatus, now focusing on Nodens Ictus, Shimmer into Nature is a wonderful substitute. This album sure has been frequenting my turntable quite a bit. 2019 barely started and this is looking to be a favorite of mine this year.
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It's a damn fine album! It absolutely doesn't do much that the Ozrics albums don't do, but perhaps only having five tracks and running a single vinyl length means it's very easy to constantly replay, and the tracks are quite punchy as well. Really great balance of whirling synth colour with heaps of electric guitar too, in fact I'd probably argue that it's got the most electric guitar and rockier passages of all the last several Ozrics discs. Great to hear that thick and heavy live bass on the first couple of tracks as well.

And it's definitely been a while since I've played a newer `Ozrics' album so much.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2019 at 23:15
I’ve got a vinyl copy waiting for me, regardless.
When I bag Ozrics out for being whatever, I still do appreciate their more recent output. I guess there’s things you can just do with programming that is near impossible to pull off with ‘live’ instruments. I just love the sound of real bass and real drums. That said, they’ve never put out a bad album.
This Ed Wynne solo should be a cracker !!
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