Ozric Tentacles: Technicians of the Sacred (Madfish)

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Ozric Tentacles: Technicians of the Sacred (Madfish)

Although it's possible to let the thirtysomething year career of this British band go past you, your life is considerably poorer for not having heard their blend of psyched-up, tripped-out spaceflight ambient instrumentals which frequently unfurl to the 10 minute mark.

Their galaxy-exploring ambition is here spread across an impressive double disc which is, according to founder and sole constant Ed Wynne, something to do with Mayan astrology.

So yes, they are rather “far out maaan” and popular on the post-hippie, Druid-embracing and tie-dye festival circuit for their danceable, trance-inducing prog-rock which also touches on world music influences.

This, their 15th studio album apparently, doesn't move far from their self-created template of bubbling bass and organ, driving dance beats, synth electronica and astrally-inclined sounds.

But that's why you gotta love 'em.

If you imagine music could be a solid object, then Ozric Tentacles are like wizards who hand you a tab, a kaleidoscope and tinted glasses then invite you to look at it for about 90 minutes.

You won't remember a single one of the dreams and visions you had but will come back with an appetite and say, “Can I have some more, please”.

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simon kent - Jun 7, 2015

What an hugely enjoyable and blend of music; each time i listen i have flashbacks to fave moments from many fave bands. How its not all mashed up into a disjointed spreading, separating roadkill pulp i don't know' but its not. It flows , it grooves; its deep in the jungle its space deep its waterfalls and cascades and fows ina never-ending negative ion stream of positive energising cup running over diversi-tea This is a major fresh , new discovery for me. thanks Graham.

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