Ozric Tentacles - Paper Monkey (2LP)
A raggle-taggle, unpretentious assortment of punk-infused, dreadlocked hippies, since 1983, the Ozric Tentacles wove psychedelic audio-tapestries that captured the almost dangerous musical diversity of the free festival scene, blending acid rock with dub, reggae, ethnic world music & electronic, jazzy experimentation. This was the soundtrack to the herbfragranced, alternative lifestyle that wound its way around country lanes looking for a place to set up & party, away from the psychoses of corporate life.
That album proved that despite being over 25 years into their career, the band were still a force to be reckoned with Classic Rock Prog stating, "There are enough moments of brilliance here to make this the best thing the band have committed to tape since 'Jurassic Shift' in 1993.
One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK's festival scene, the Ozrics combine ambient & ethereal landscapes with freeform dub trips, virtuouso rare grooves & psychedelic-tinged progressive rock.
'Paper Monkeys' has been remastered by Ed Wynne & is available on 2LP.
Release date 06.02.2023