To tell you the truth I'm not quite sure how I heard about it. I think I was looking to see if Dream Machine had any new music and just followed Alex Pym's name and Pyramids on Mars came up. Is there any way I could possibly get a copy somehow? Thanks.
The CD was lent to me by the husband of the singer, Kate, who I was playing in a band with at the time in Ireland... around 2010 I think. I copied the CD and the liner notes (shame I didn't think to take pics of the inserts).
I was newly arrived in Ireland in 2010 and started looking around for musicians to jam with... imagine my surprise when I mentioned my love of Ozrics and the bass player said: "Ozrics? My wife sang with them once...."
The story goes that Kate "bumped into" Roly and Seaweed in Cork, who invited her to record with them at the Mill in Somerset. Eventually, some 10 years later, Seaweed put a CD together and sent it to her.
As for the music itself... These tracks are on one of my mp3 players and occasionally come up randomly - I always think it's an Ozric live rarity from somewhere until I hear the vocals and realize what it is!
Not being familiar at all with Alex Pym, I initially thought it was Ed using a pseudonym... the playing and guitar sound are strikingly similar.
Interesting to hear what is essentially a very Ozrics sound with the addition of vocal elements. For me though, I'd say the most enjoyable aspect is the phenomenal improvised bass/drums from Roly and Rad.
If I recall correctly, this was never credited to Ozric Tentacles (quite rightly) and bore the moniker "Criminal Justice". Still, a fascinating one-off side project and perhaps worthy of inclusion somewhere amongst the Ozric-related "rarities".
Anyway... I have now found the original full quality wav files... I'll PM you to sort out a way of getting a copy to you. Cheers, M