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Ozric Tentacles


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.56 | 158 ratings

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4 stars A YumYum production. Cool.

When someone said Electronic Prog or Electronic Rock, I tend to believe is this kind of production and sound what I'm going to find. The reality is that most of the times, the word "Electronic" is given to any single production with some random noises here and there and some keyboards filling all the spaces as well as repetitive phrases looped to infinity. Well, I have found a band that makes interesting music, complex and with a lot of different moods and elements that have the electronic vibe in the core of their music, but being very fresh and flexible, something hard to find in most "Electronic" efforts.

If we understand YumYum as the onomatopoeia of someone enjoying a delicious food, and if we understand that music is made to be "eaten by the ears", yes, we have found the right tree to be delighted by a wonderful "menu" of plates full with great music vibes ready to be eaten and enjoyed in every single way.

Enough with metaphors. What you are going to find in this album is great music, very eclectic and flexible, changing the moods very often and having a lot of electronic elements, like electronic drums and atmospheric synths playing together with great groovy bass lines and many electric guitar effects.

It's an instrumental album in which each song has their own approach and give something different to the mix, and the result is an impressive album, interesting and fresh that could be enjoyed by anyone, even those who are not used to complete instrumental material. The moods, the phrases, the sounds and the overall result shows the capability of the musicians and the variations gives you a lot of elements to be entertain and you just have to let yourself go, you will travel into an interesting journey forged in the chemistry of many layering of synths and guitars.

In the other hand, the last two songs are not at the level of the first 6 songs, but I don't worry too much, those are good enough to pass by.

I'm really interested in this band and I will check them more, because this album really impressed me, in the best way. Growing with every listen, I should give it a 4 stars, hoping that soon it will become my favorite electronic prog album. Who knows? The album is strong enough, fresh and very, very enjoyable. So, don't let you pass this opportunity to be delighted by stimulating music. Come to enjoy of the fruits of this YumYum Tree. You won't regret it?

jampa17 | 4/5 |


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