Ozric Tentacles are an instrumental rock band from Somerset, England, whose music can loosely be described as psychedelic or space rock. Formed in 1983, the band have released over 28 albums, selling over a million albums worldwide, despite never having major label backing. Throughout many line-up changes over the years, guitarist Ed Wynne has remained the only original member of the band.
Ozric music is a highly psychedelic mixture of driving basslines, keyboard and intricate guitar work, with a sound possibly influenced by Steve Hillage and Gong. Many of Ozric's songs are in unusual time signatures and/or unusual Eastern-influenced modes. Furthermore, the band often features complex arrangements, which change time signature, key signature and tempo frequently in the course of a track, a well-known element in progressive rock. there are also moments of straightforward funk-influenced grooves and strong influences from jazz fusion, dub/reggae and ambient music styles.
These features are mixed with electronic elements, including densely layered psytrance-techno influenced arpeggiated synthesizers, pads, synth basslines, effects and programmed drumbeats. there is also a strong influence from dub and ambient music, with many quiet relaxed tracks, that balance the frenetic, intense material.
Ozric Tentacles - Live Underslunky
Dovetail DOVELP5 (1992) Double Album.
Both vinyl records attain a strong excellent grading.
Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.
All record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
The album cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minor wear.
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