Release Date: 25 May 2015
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Ozric Tentacles Live Ethereal Cereal Limited 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl 2LP Set
THE OZRIC TENTACLES THIRD ALBUM REMASTERED AND ON VINYL FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
To coincide with the band's new studio album due for release in Summer 2015, Madfish is giving the 6 albums from the 2014 Vitamin Enhanced CD box set their first vinyl release continuing with their 1986 third album Live Ethereal Cereal.
'Erpriff' and 'Tentacular Explosion' in particular are powerhouses of crackling improvisational energy. 'Obstacular Explosion' sounds in places like Santana, with Ed improvising solos over a backbeat of conga fuelled percussion whilst at other moments the band pull back for some lazy dub sounds on 'Stupid Reggae'. A nod to Gong and Steve Hillage can be found in the form of 'Aumriff' ('Om Riff'), which is about as close as The Ozrics would ever come again to a cover version. Unsurprisingly the 'pot-head pixie' tune effortlessly dovetails with their own material.
Overall the Live Ethereal Cereal tape represents a good sample of the band's live sound in '85 and '86.
Live Ethereal Cereal has been re-mastered for this 2015 vinyl release and is presented here as a double 180gms heavyweight vinyl LP
Erpiff (Glastonbury Oct '85)
Stupid Reggae (Glastonbury '85)
Tentacular Explosion (Reading Dec '85)
Aumriff (Reading Dec '85) Mantric Mutterings In Which Tig Evaporates
Obstacular Explosion (Reading Feb '86)
Og-Ha-Be (Glastonbury Oct '85)
Dots Thots (Reading Sept '85)
Erpitaph (Feb '86)