Artist....: The Ozric Tentacles
Rel. Date.: 1991
Type/Genre: Electronic/Space rock
Size......: 106 mb
1. White Rhino Tea
5. Bizzare Bazaar
6. Space Between Your Ears
7. Live Trobbe
Boasting near-danceable rhythmic workouts, metamorphic layers of sequencers and burning hot synth lines, and a swingingattitude to boot, STRANGEITUDE is rightly understood to be the Ozrics first true masterpiece. By this point, the band had gotten its style down to a fine art--the crystalline production (which is a consistent trademark of all of the band'sdiscs) reveals sonics of an electrifying, wholly intense nature, arresting and magnetising.
The term "progressive" fits the Ozrics like a velvet glove. "White Rhino Tea" collects interlocking guitars, rhythms, and pyrotechnic pools of synths ad infinitum for the ultimate in dizzying, aural ecstasy. The menacing funk of "Sploosh" invades the tunnel of your cerebellum and latches on tight. Merv's drumming is nothing short of astounding; Ed Wynne and Joie play out the battleof the synthesizers, weaving attacking electronics around biting guitars. If your ears had lips, they would babble on in terminal bliss.