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Ozric Tentacles


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.81 | 168 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars These guys put out consistantly good records and this 1999 release is no exception. This wouldn't make my top five by them but there's just too much here to give it less than 4 stars.

"Coily" is a top three for me and my favourite. I love the energy when it kicks in.The guitar starts to solo after 2 minutes. So good. Some great sounding bass too. Flute before 5 minutes. It turns quite intense late to end it. "Xingu" has a great beat but I find the synths that come and go a little annoying. Good song though. "Waterfall City" is another top three for me. Synths pulse quickly as the guitar joins in followed by a heavy beat. The guitar is lighting it up after 4 minutes. It settles back some around 6 minutes.This section is really good too. Check out the sound after 9 1/2 minutes ! "Ch'ai ?" has these intricate sounds and it's Eastern sounding. Nice bass / drum section that follows. Guitar 3 minutes in.

"Spiralmind" is the other top three.This is spacey with a light beat. Nice chunky bass joins in too. It picks up 8 minutes in and the guitar starts to rip it up. "Sultana Detrii" has these background synths that create a lot of atmosphere as drums then bass join in. Relaxed guitar 2 minutes in. A Reggae vibe here. Flute 3 1/2 minutes in followed by nature sounds before 5 minutes.Guitar and a fuller sound after 6 minutes then it settles back some again. "Aura Borealis" opens with atmosphere and an intricate beat as keys join in. It's building. Keys are back 3 1/2 minutes in followed by synths. A relaxing tune.

A low 4 stars for me but another winner from THE OZRICS.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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