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Ozric Tentacles


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.81 | 168 ratings

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Easy Livin
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3 stars Enjoy the trip

My experience to date with Ozric Tentacles albums is that when you've heard one, you've heard them all. This is not intended as an overt criticism, it's just that they appear to have one style, and stick to it.

Everything is entirely instrumental, not a whisper of a vocal. The tracks are all lengthy structured improvisations. The music comes across as a melting pot of Tangerine Dream, Rick Wakeman, and Porcupine Tree. Guitar and keyboards swap lead responsibilities, with occasional alternative instrument thrown in such as on the percussion dominated oriental influenced "Ch'ai".

The music is generally well performed but quite "trippy". When "Ed" decides to have a quick run up and down his fret-board, the sound is almost rock guitar, but generally is a much more ambient plinky plinky (for want of a better expression ) landscape which is painted on the majority of the tracks.

A pleasant album, but not by any means essential.

Easy Livin | 3/5 |


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