Ozric Tentacles - Hidden Step LP (Ed Wynne Remaster)

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Vinyl LP pressing. One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK's festival scene, Ozric Tentacles layer ambient and ethereal landscapes with freeform dub trips, incredible rave grooves and psychedelic progressive rock. It's an open exploration of music and the soul. 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 and electronic, jazzy experimentation. This was the soundtrack to the herbfragranced, alternative lifestyle that wound it's way around country lanes looking for a place to set up and party, away from the psychoses of corporate life. The Hidden Step is the bands ninth studio album and was released in 2000. It was their last to include bassist Zia Ahmad Geelani (except for the track Oakum on Spirals in Hyperspace) and drummer "Rad" (Conrad Prince). It was also the first Ozric Tentacles album that does not feature a cover by the artist Blim; the cover art, by guitarist Ed Wynne, features his cat Pixel.