ARTIST:

OZRIC TENTACLES

(UNITED KINGDOM)
TITLE:

SPACE FOR THE EARTH

(2020)
LABEL:

KSCOPE

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Groovy, Instrumental
"Starry vault, 'Space For The Earth' will delight the regulars of Ozric Tentacles and their hopping Space Rock."
CHILDERIC THOR (09.11.2020)  
3/5
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Ozric Tentacles is one of those groups that doesn't change. Admittedly the English, always led by Ed Wynne, are not totally impervious to timid evolutions but their albums all look a bit alike, assurance for the faithful not to be disappointed if not surprised.

Once the first track launched, this immutable flood of round and hopping notes never fails to invade the space like a geyser charged with positive energy. For the music of the British has always had a high healing value. Free of all darkness or negative feelings, it simply does good. A true regenerating potion, it has something of a generous nectar that is swallowed like a precious fluid that heals the little pains of the soul.

Five years after a pantagruelic "Technicians Of The Sacred", Ozric Tentacles finally comes out of his lair to offer us this "Space For The Earth" which already has the good taste to renew with a more stocky format after the 90 minutes spread out by his predecessor. No filling here, only pleasure, such is the program of this new offering of space rock at the confines of trance. A simple pleasure that is always combined with this quiet virtuosity, the prerogative of Ed Wynne and his band.

From the outset, we can enjoy 'Stripey Clouds', a pure Ozric Tentacle's track with his dynamic guitar, his huge bass, his keyboard notes like bubbles filled with a euphoric substance and his oriental scents. No surprise, we are on (too) familiar ground but it doesn't matter because, between a lunar 'Blooperdome', a fast and effects-filled 'Popscape' and especially the gigantic 'Humbolt Currant', a mouth-watering single with the allure of a launching pad, this opus respects the specifications of its progenitors.

After a over-vitaminized first half, the second part of the listening is softer, clearer and more peaceful. 'Climbing Plants' is classic, 'Space For The Earth' takes us along the Andes Cordillera while, piloted by a space guitar that sounds like no other, 'Harmonic Steps' unrolls its cosmic tentacles dear to the English.

Starry vault, 'Space For The Earth' as always will delight the regulars but the impression that its authors, without being on autopilot, have not this time forced their talent impregnates however a pleasant listening which will not leave lasting residues in the memory.


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TRACK LISTING:
01. Stripey Clouds - 6:37
02. Blooperdome - 5:43
03. Humboldt Currant (full version) - 8.58
04. Popscape - 4:51
05. Climbing Plants - 7:05
06. Space For The Earth - 7:36
07. Harmonic Steps - 6:35

LINEUP:
Balázs Szende: Batterie
Ed Wynne: Guitares
Silas Neptune: Claviers
Joie Hinton: Claviers / Invité
Jon Egan: Invité / Flûte
Nick Van Gelder: Batterie / Invité
Paul Hankin: Invité / Percussions
   
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TORPEDO
09/11/2020
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Un nouvel album d'Ozric Tentacles, c'est toujours un moment agréable. Rien de dissonant, c'est fluide, les sons spaciaux et les impros guitare/clavier donnent la pêche. Par contre, sur une écoute prolongée, il est vrai que c'est bien répétitif surtout si on les suite depuis waterfall cities (mon préféré).
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