Release Date: 14 December 2015
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Ozric Tentacles Sliding Gliding Worlds Limited 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl 2LP Set
THE OZRIC TENTACLES FIFTH ALBUM REMASTERED AND ON VINYL FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
To coincide with the band's recently released new studio album 'Technicians Of The Sacred', Madfish is giving the 6 albums from the 2014 Vitamin Enhanced CD box set their first vinyl release continuing with their 1988 fifth album Sliding Gliding Worlds.
With Sliding Gliding Worlds, Ozric Tentacles were developing their sound away from the Gong and Steve Hillage influenced space rock towards a complex, melodic blend of experimental space jazz and 'world music'. Standout tracks are the storming 'Kick Muck' (later re-recorded for inclusion on Pungent Effulgent) and the African flavoured 'White Rhino Tea', which appeared in a new version on the Strangeitude album in '91; 'Guzzard' recalls the band's earlier work with its dense mix of stabbing guitar solos and synth swirls, but it is Ed Wynne's increased interest in Far Eastern, Arabian and African music that is reflected in the melodic ethnic sounds starting to permeate the Ozrics' music as tracks like 'Mae Hong Song' reveal. The earlier scuzzy dub reggae influences begin to disappear although 'Dusty Pouch' retains some of that feel with a more polished production perhaps indicating the band's growing confidence in a recording environment.
Sliding Gliding Worlds has been remastered for this 2015 vinyl release and is presented here as a double 180gm heavyweight vinyl LP.
LP 1: Yaboop Yaboop / Soda Water / The Code For Chickendon / Guzzard / The Dusty Pouch / Sliding And Gliding / Kick Muck
LP 2: It's A Hup Ho World / Atmospheric Underslunky / ( Omnidirectional ) Bhadra / Fetch Me The Pongmaster / Mae Hong Song / White Rhino Tea / Loaf Jaw / The Green Island