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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
1. White Rhino Tea
5. Bizarre Bazaar
6. Space Between Your Ears
7. Live Throbbe
8. Weirditude (live)
1. Saucers [Live Extended]
2. Sploosh! [Live]
3. Space Between Your Ears [Live]
4. White Rhino Tea [Earlier, Stranger Mix]
5. Weirditude [Live] - duplicate of Disk 1, track 8
6. The Throbbe [Live] - duplicate of Disk 1, track 7
But getting past all that, since it is the price of a regular CD, you are still getting 4 extra tracks for the same price. I must say the different mix of "White Rhino Tea" adds little value, but the live versions of "Saucers", "Sploosh", and "Space Between Your Ears" are excellent, especially the first two, so this is the edition to get, especially at this price.
As for the music, it is essentially psychedelic/space fusion with eastern touches, ranging from drone to foot-stomping workout, very much in the mode of Steve Hillage and classic Gong. I can't say there is no truth in the saying that if you have one Ozrics album you have them all, as the music has stayed within the same general style throughout their many (many!Read more ›
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This was my intro to Ozric. Always a special place in my heart.Published 4 months ago by geometricpatterns6
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
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