Ozric Tentacles - Afterswish 1984/91: 2CD Set £4.95 delivered @ Zavvi
Ozric Tentacles - Afterswish 1984/91: 2CD Set £4.95 delivered @ Zavvi

Ozric Tentacles - Afterswish 1984/91: 2CD Set £4.95 delivered @ Zavvi

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Named after a fictitious breakfast cereal, the Ozrics (as they are fondly known) single-handedly resuscitated the old '70s chestnut known as space rock (think Gong, Steve Hillage, Hawkwind, Guru Guru, Eloy), and by breathing life into the withered vessel, called it their own. One of the best ways to get an initial Ozrics rush is via this double-CD compilation, lifted from a series of early, gig-only cassettes.
Start with the opening salvo, "Guzzard", which spins wildy upon its ionised guitar axis, shot through with cyclonic gusts of electronics, retro-rocket drum rhythms, and bass from space. Then segue into "Chinatype", a track recorded exclusively for this set, whereupon the frothy patina of bells and chimes ring and dance in a no-man's-land of breezy synths and percussive haikus. Skip ahead (if you're up to it) to "Velmwend", as a slowly percolating sequencer builds into a cacophonous yet beautiful burst of psychedelic splendour. You've now gained a foothold into the Ozric Tentacles universe. AFTERSWISH is an ideal primer for the uninitiated and a solid representation of the band's humble beginnings. Let your mind roam free here.

Disc 1

1. Guzzard
2. Chinatype
3. The Sacred Turf
4. Og-Ha-Be
5. Thyroid
6. Omnidirectional Bhadra
7. Afterwish
8. Velmwend
9. Travelling The Great Circle
10. Secret Names
11. Soda Water
12. Fetch Me The Pongmaster
13. Zaii!

Disc 2

1. Abul Hagag
2. It's A Hup Ho World
3. The Dusty Pouch
4. Thrashing Breath Texture
5. Floating Seeds
6. Invisible Carpet
7. The Code For Chickendon
8. Kola B'Pep
9. Mae Hong Song
10. Symetricum
11. Jabular
12. Sliding And Gliding


Those were the days. Hastings Pier late 80s... Torpedo Town Festival '88... out of my brains... Ozrics blaring out.

Classic tunes :-)

and a more festivals along the way... before the police turned up and raided them :lol:happy days....... voted hot


thanks for your job.

Mick Jaggers....

Hot from me for a good album and band.
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