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TANTRIC OBSTACLES

Ozric Tentacles

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.05 | 77 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars The companion work of Erpsongs available now on a double CD release (at a decent price on Amazon) offers about the same musical experience.

You can play these works almost at random without noticing any big difference. These space sounds were already invented and sound pretty much outdated and most of the tracks seem to be unfinished like Shards Of Ice.

When listening to this eponymous work, one has to bear in mind that very little technical support was available to the band and you can hear this. The production is quite weak and song writing quite minimalist. Bass is too invading on the majority of the tracks.

A long and spacey jam combined with some harder passages (Sniffing Dog) are without any doubt borrowed to Hawkwind and should therefore please the ones who appreciate them. But I wrote almost the same about Erpsongs. This instrumental music doesn't offer the same variety as Hawkwind did and is rather dull when you seriously pay attention to it.

It is alright when you play it when driving for instance but no more. It should only be attractive to devoted space-rock jamming even if the Floydian Trees of Eternity is above average. The band is even repeating the same reggae-oriented mood during Odham Shaw Style as well as during Sorry Style. Press next. The upbeat Become The Otter is another decent track to be honest.

Still, as a whole two stars is my rating.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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