Release Date: 29 June 2015
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Ozric Tentacles There Is Nothing Limited 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl 2LP Set
THE OZRIC TENTACLES FOURTH ALBUM REMASTERED AND ON VINYL FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
With There is Nothing, Ozric's fourth album but third studio album, again originally released on cassette, the band had made a big leap in sound quality with this being immediately apparent from the opening cut of 'Sacred Turf' which has the feel of their later sound and features some powerful synth solos carried along by the Roly and Tig rhythm section. The album also features the original version of "O-I" which the band later re-recorded for Pungent Effulgent.
Without any desire or need for a record label, it was the Ozric Tentacles' cassette releases that funded and supported their journey through the '80s. These simple artefacts with photocopied inserts and rainbow spray-painted labels were sold in vast quantities at festivals, on the merchandise table at Club Dog and through a mail order outlet called Better Days Tape distribution.
There is Nothing was certainly a much spacier set of recordings than the band's earlier output with Joie, Ed and Tom Brooks' electronic contributions flavouring the proceedings to a greater degree. This spacious musical environment is enhanced by 'Staring at The Moon', 'Crab Nebula', and parts of 'Kola B'Pep' which feature a blend of dub reggae and space rock that once again harks back to the cross cultural intermingling that was entirely unique to the UK free festival circuit and remains a fascinating relic from the very last days of that era.
There Is Nothing has been re-mastered for this 2015 vinyl release and is presented here as a double 180gms heavyweight vinyl LP.
The Sacred Turf
Staring At The Moon
Travelling The Great Circle
Thrashing Breath Texture
Lull Your Skull
The Eternal Wheel
There Is Nothing