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Compared to other Ozrics albums, this is one of the better ones. Their albums are all pretty similar, so it's difficult to pick out individual constituents and identify the better qualities...there's just something ineffably "right" about this album. And it's killer! There is absolutely no other band I know of that sounds anything like this, which adds to their alluring mystique. I don't know what else to say...it's just freakin' good.
I've been curious about this band for a long time. I finally took a chance on this disc. Having read the other reviews, I was expecting something mildly interesting of the "psychadelic" persuasion. But I never expected such a technically proficient quasi-prog jam band!
To begin, these guys are tight instrumentalists! Each track is river of shifting themes and groovy jams. Rather than actual "tunes," most pieces are simply a skeletal frame for a collage of interveaving jam passages that ebb and flow, carrying you along.
It's hard to really lump these guys under any genre label, because they're too weirdly unique. They come accross sounding a little like techno--but only superficially, because they're much deeper than any tecno I've ever heard (I'm no fan of techno).
Basically, these guys are impossible to categorize. And after hearing this one disc, I've become an instant fan. :D
I liked it instantly, the way various sounds are brought together to make music that sounds alive, not just reproduced. Even the limited samples available through Amazon.com show the diversity of this album, and the energy in its tracks.
None of the tracks on the cd sound like the track before or after it, and the final track "Live Throbbe" has a serene echo that sooths yet is filled with the energy of the song.
If I had to sum up the album, I would say, look up the definition of serene...
serene /adj/ 1: characterized by absence of emotional agitation; "remained serene in the midst of turbulence" (1)
This ablum is just that, they take sounds from nature, sounds from industry, blend them together, but not as noise, as music that has energy without anger.
Two of their other albums have not done the same throughout the whole cd, but on selective tracks they do. One of those cd's is Jurassic Shift. I would recommend it as the 2nd Ozric Tentacles purchase.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thought I could live with just 2 or so of their albums, but I love their music so much I keep getting more!Published on February 3, 2014 by Jemez Fred
A Truly Great CD -- Best Ozric CD I've heard so far -- Amazing and Euphoric !!
You need this CD for your collection, Enough said -- Just DO IT !!
Put simply, if you enjoy excellent musicians jamming in a 70's Prog rock style with little to no vocals, Ozric Tentacles are worth a moment of your time. Read morePublished on October 13, 2013 by Jason Lee
Ok, as one of the reviewers below wrote, this is NOT a CD and a DVD but a 2 CD set. But then, the back cover art of the album lists the tracks wrong also! Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by jaman57
I love the band Ozric Tentacles but da reason 4 stars is because I think that item is a rip off, if you already have strangeitude like I do then dont get rid of it just too REBUY... Read morePublished on March 20, 2011 by P. Moan
This band may not be well known, but they are a real treat. Lovers of psychedelic music and creative Rock should own at least some Ozric Tentacles. Read morePublished on August 4, 2005 by Mike Smith
Strangeitude is an essential Ozrics disc. Aside from containing one of their concert dance staples, "Sploosh," this disc boasts a wide, innovative range of space-rock compositions... Read morePublished on July 23, 2005 by Rich Grace