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PUNGENT EFFULGENT

Ozric Tentacles

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.79 | 177 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Many feel this is the first album where it all came together for the OZRICS. Personally I think it was "Erpland" but that's just my opinion. I like all my OZRIC albums but this one isn't in my top 5. Still there's lots to enjoy, I just find it a bit of a hit and miss affair.

"Disolution (The Clouds Disperse)" is a great way to start,especially when it picks up before 2 minutes then gets fuller.The guitar starts to light it up as well. Voices after 4 1/2 minutes echo ala HAWKWIND. A top three track. "O-1" is dominated early by drums. It picks up after 2 minutes. Guitar comes to the fore before 3 1/2 minutes. An okay tune that could have been much better. "Phalarm Dawn" opens with the birds chirping. Acoustic guitar comes in and builds. It settles again as drums slowly beat. Some flute later on as the birds continue to chirp. Cool track. "The Domes Of G'Bal" features lots of synths as drums join in. A reggae rhythm to this one as well. Guitar after 3 minutes starts to solo.

"Shaping The Pelm" is eventually led by a steady beat with synths. "Ayurvedic" is fairly dark as sounds pulse. It starts to brighten and pick up before 2 minutes. Drums a minute later. Flute as it settles some. Guitar follows. It kicks in heavier at 6 minutes. Voices too. Drums and bass lead after 8 minutes. That reggae groove comes in before 10 minutes. "Kick Muck" is my favourite. It just sounds so good. Turn it up ! "Agog In The Ether" opens with nature sounds. Tribal-like drums before 2 minutes. Cool section. "Wreltch" takes a while to get going but it does after 2 minutes and it sounds amazing especially when the guitar joins in. A top three track.

If the band had quit after this album I would give it 4 stars, but there's so many better albums that will follow this one. 3 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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