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Ozric Tentacles

Ozric Tentacles (commonly known as the Ozrics) are an instrumental band from Somerset, England, whose music can looselybe describedas psychedelic or space rock. Formed in 1984, the band have released 29 albums as of 2007, and become acottage industry sellingaround a million albums worldwide despite never having major label backing.

Their music is a highly psychedelic mixture of thumping basslines, sound effects and danceable keyboard and guitar work,with a soundinfluenced by Steve Hillage and Gong. Many of the Ozrics' songs are in unusual time signatures and/or unusualEaster ...read more

Ozric Tentacles (commonly known as the Ozrics) are an instrumental band from Somerset, England, whose music can looselybe describedas psychedelic or space rock. Formed in 1984, the band have released 29 albums as of 2007, and become acottage industry sellingaround a million albums worldwide despite never having major label backing.

Their music is a highly psychedelic mixture of thumping basslines, sound effects and danceable keyboard and guitar work,with a soundinfluenced by Steve Hillage and Gong. Many of the Ozrics' songs are in unusual time signatures and/or unusualEastern-influenced modes.Furthermore, they often feature complex arrangements which change time signature, key signatureand tempo frequently in the course of atrack. In places, this is deliberately confusing; however, there are also moments ofstraightforward funk-influenced grooves.

These features are mixed with electronic elements, including densely layered psytrance- and techno-influenced arpeggiatedsynthesisers,pads, synth basslines, effects and programmed drumbeats. They also have a strong influence from dub andambient music, with many quietrelaxed tracks that balance the frenetic, intense material.

The Ozrics also use a wide range of instruments in their performances. Electric and acoustic guitars, flutes, recorders,xylophones and evensounds of digitally tweaked human voices appear throughout.

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LPs
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3.4
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2009

3.5
22 Votes
The Floor's Too Far Away
2006

3.8
11 Votes
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2004

3.9
18 Votes
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2003

3.5
12 Votes
The Hidden Step
2000

4
24 Votes
Waterfall Cities
1999

4.2
46 Votes
Curious Corn
1997

4.1
29 Votes
Become the Other
1995

4.3
34 Votes
Arborescence
1994

4.3
57 Votes
Jurassic Shift
1993

4.3
66 Votes
Strangeitude
1991

4
53 Votes
Erpland
1990

4
75 Votes
Pungent Effulgent
1989

4.2
33 Votes
The Bits Between The Bits
1989

4.1
4 Votes
Sliding Gliding Worlds
1988

4.3
8 Votes
There Is Nothing
1986

3.8
3 Votes
Tantric Obstacles
1985

3.3
6 Votes
Erpsongs
1984

3.4
8 Votes
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Pyramidion
2001

3.9
5 Votes
Live Albums
Sunrise Festival
2008

4.3
3 Votes
Spice Doubt
1998

4.3
2 Votes
Live Underslunky
1992

4.1
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Live Ethereal Cereal
1986

4
2 Votes
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2004

4.5
1 Votes
Floating Seeds
1999

3.8
6 Votes
Afterswish
1992

4.2
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