Tantric Obstacles

Ozric Tentacles

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2-5 days
Genre
Rock, Pop-Rock
Label
Madfish
Released
April 12, 2019

Format: Compact Disc

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MID-PRICE CD EDITION OF THE OZRIC TENTACLES' SOPHOMORE ALBUM. FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF DEBUT SOLO ALBUM FROM OZRICS FOUNDER ED WYNNE

"Much more than just a homage to those hippy bands of the 70s; they are actually doing FOR REAL what those bands gave the impression of being but never really were." NME

One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK's festival scene, the Ozrics layer ambient and ethereal landscapes with freeform dub trips, incredible rave grooves and psychedelic progressive rock. It's an open exploration of music and the soul.

For over 30 years, the Ozrics have experienced the vicissitudes of the rock and roll life. The band has flourished through several line-up changes, spawned several side projects, created their own record label, scored a hit record and sold over a million albums worldwide. And yet, the basic motivation behind the band's existence has never wavered. Their signature blend of hippy aesthetics and raver electronics with spiralling guitars, textured waves of keyboard and midi samplers, and super-groovy bass and drum rhythms continue to delight fans across the world to this day.

'Tantric Obstacles' was released in 1985 on cassette only following in the footsteps of their debut 'Erpsongs'. The album contains tracks that are still firm live favourites with fans ? the energetic guitar space-rocker "Sniffing Dog" and the more complex "Og-Ha-Be", which kicks off the album with the trademark Ozrics sound - a funky riff that gradually builds and recedes and builds again until it eventually explodes upon a scintillating pinnacle of space guitar. "Music to Gargle At" is almost an early version of the '91 'Strangeitude' single "Sploosh!"; with its water samples, electronic beats and plug hole noises. "Trees of Eternity" is clearly influenced by Steve Hillage, whilst "Oddhamshaw Style" and "Sorry Style" date the tape with the kind of classic dub that could be heard drifting across the main drag of any festival site from a ramshackle sound system in the early part of the '80s. 'Tantric Obstacles' is a snapshot of the band at the height of the free festival era.

This mid-price CD edition of 'Tantric Obstacles' is presented in a digipack sleeve.

More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number SMACDX1040
Barcode 0636551704021
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 70g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 7mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Og-Ha-Be ( 04:39 ) -
2. Shards Of Ice ( 03:47 ) -
3. Sniffing Dog ( 06:31 ) -
4. Music To Gargle At ( 03:25 ) -
5. Etheral Cereal ( 02:15 ) -
6. Atmosphear ( 04:30 ) -
7. Ullular Gate ( 04:23 ) -
8. Tentacles Of Erpmind ( 00:32 ) -
9. Trees Of Eternity ( 07:21 ) -
10. Mescalito ( 04:04 ) -
11. Oddhamshaw Style ( 01:53 ) -
12. Become The Otter ( 04:58 ) -
13. Gnuthlia ( 05:24 ) -
14. Sorry Style ( 03:44 ) -
15. The Aum Shuffle ( 03:03 ) -