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Ozric Tentacles


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.88 | 182 ratings

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3 stars This is probably the more diversified Ozric Tentacles album (but I admit that it is not difficult).

It really starts very well with a great spacey and rhythmic opener Spyroid. One of my fave OT song just follows: Oolite Grove: it is a splendid ode to the guitar and the beat throughout this number is just great. It is a highlight of course.

The band are experiencing new musical horizons with Afroclonck. It is a very good mix of Afro-tribal inspired music and space-rock basics. I was never impressed with their mix of reggae and space-rock, but this one works considerably better. It features some excellent percussion work.

OT goes on in their ethnical experience and investigates into more Eastern sounds for the title track. They have been heading these sounds previously and it is always fine to listen to such a number. Curious Corn turns out in a more classical OT track after minute three or so, but it remains upbeat and even the electronic oriented second part offers good moments. So far so good.

The same influence are noticeable in Papyrus (which is just a matter of logic I guess). It is an orgy of great keyboards at times and it is welcome after a disappointing Oddentity which is a mix of reggae and dance music. Although I like the former, I just can't stand the latter.

The closing Meander is on the conservative end of their repertoire but it sounds as a fine conclusion. As I have said, this album is rather good. Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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