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Ozric Tentacles


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.85 | 218 ratings

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4 stars Psychedelic roads for the electronic people.

As soon as I read a review of this Ozric Tentacles, 2015, "Technicians of the Sacred", referring to their use of electronic keyboards as their weapon of choice on this new release, well, it caught my attention.

O.T. is one of those always flexible and elastic bands that no matter what, always show their own musical language but always proposing new routes for it. Sometimes it works wonders others not, but nevertheless they dare to explore.

"Technicians of the Sacred" has, as told, a very close encounter with Prog/Electronics, as well as with Krautrock, Jazz/Fusion and Eclectic but also with more contemporary electronics or non-prog styles (Reggae, Trance, etc.)

It will not surprise me that many OT's or average prog audiophiles will miss the charm of this extreme fusion of electronics and styles with the less use of lead guitar in comparison to other releases.

Anyway, for those others I address, this record is a 2 cd explosion of freedom and creativity which expands in all directions with extreme craftmanship (as always), a sense of fun without being comic, and a restless hunger for other stylings and directions.

So expect a lot of influences which will rarely be associated with the O.T.s (Alan Parsons, Chick Corea, Neu!, Underworld and other unorthodox roots), as very refined contemporary electronics taken to the top without losing focus on the music composition or their own idiom and instrumentation.

****4 PA stars on the rise.

admireArt | 4/5 |


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