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Ozric Tentacles


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.74 | 155 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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3 stars The usual mix of spacey jams and kinetic guitar make this Ozric release a predictable yet enjoyable affiar.

"Spirals in Hyperspace" has a different tone than other Ozric albums, focusing more on electronica and rock. The songs here are very sharp, possessing a clinical edge distinct amongst the group's more organic sounding work. Sound effects take the place of world instrumentation, giving "Spirals" a very technicological feel to it, with Ed Wynne's guitar actually taking a a short break giving way to noisy electonic indulgence. There are some very cool moments to be had here, but I found myself wishing for more.

Another reviewer describes this album as "video game music"-- and that's not too far off the mark, although I don't find the term as pejorative as they. "Spirals" has a lot of energy and crispness, but lacks the depth or class that most other Ozric releases have. This is probably due to the fact that Wynne has arranged most of these tunes with little help. Thus, the songs feel somewhat one-dimensional.

Still, be prepared for a journey that lives up to the album's name.

Songwriting: 3 Instrumental Performances: 3 Lyrics/Vocals: NA Style/Emotion/Replay: 3

Prog Leviathan | 3/5 |


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