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OZRIC TENTACLES - Tantric Obstacles (digipak)

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OZRIC TENTACLES - Tantric Obstacles (digipak)Re-issue of the Ozric Tentacles' sophomore album from 1985
Format: CD / Cat No: SMACDX1040 / Released: 12/04/2019

Track Listing: 1. Og-Ha-Be (4:41) / 2. Shards Of Ice (3:53) / 3. Sniffing Dog (6:31) / 4. Music To Gargle At (3:29) / 5. Ethereal Cereal (2:15) / 6. Atmosphere (4:32) / 7. Ullular Gate (4:25) / 8. Tentacles Of Erpmind (0:34) / 9. Trees Of Eternity (7:26) / 10. Mescalito (4:04) / 11. Oddhamshaw Style (1:53) / 12. Become The Otter (4:59) / 13. Gnuthlia (5:25) / 14. Sorry Style (3:46) / 15. The Aum Shuffle (3:06)

More information: Tantric Obstacles was released in 1985 on cassette following in the footsteps of 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 Strangetitude 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.

A snapshot of the band at the height of the free festival era.