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Ozric Tentacles


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.56 | 161 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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4 stars True to form(ula), the Ozrics have given us another outstanding blend of spacey styles, moods, and sounds to please the ear. "Yum Yum Tree" kicks the grooves into gear from the get-go, and delivers what is one of the group's most consistantly enjoyable albums yet. All of the elements to the Ozric's unique sound are here: ambitious and multifaceted songwriting, instrumental prowess, solid bass grooves, and a dynamic blend of electronic effects, with the "Yum Yum Tree" featuring an exceptionally well-produced sound, bringing the cosmic texture out better than ever. I found the bottom-end much more dynamic hear than in recent albums, making for fatter grooves and a more full sound.

The opening track starts things off great, serving as a sort of encapsulation of the Ozric's music in one crisp package. The styles morph and blend throughout, and the listener will doubtless find themselves being energized by Ed Wynne's guitar only to be submerssed in an airy cloud of synth and soundscape. The title track's composition is especially strong, sustaining its length with creative transitions and energy. "Yum Yum Tree" rocks, grooves, drifts, splooshes, meditates, spirals all at once, and is satisfying with everything it attempts.

Ozric fans will be immediately satisfied, and new comers will doubtless enjoy the sonic journey offered by this release.

Songwriting: 4 Instrumental Performances: 4 Lyrics/Vocals: NA Style/Emotion/Replay: 4

Prog Leviathan | 4/5 |


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