:)Hellooo ;D ;D, wonderful to be able to keep up with all things Ozric, look forward very much coming back to this site as it grows. Although it is now almost the end of January happy new year Ed, Brandi and all Ozricals. Peace, Hugz and best wishes
Hi all, finally found my way on here, looking forward loads to keeping up with whats happening and where. :-) Been loving the live experience that is Ozrics for the last 16 years or so and Solfest last summer was very enjoyable!!
Saw you guys at the San Francisco Filmore - the show where they unplugged you!! Arrrrrgggghhh!! There's a great venue in our town of Santa Rosa California called the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. Be a great place to see you guys...............: )
I did a few of the cover art for some of Magna Carta's first CD's - Magellin and Shadow Gallery. How's Pete and Mike?
Post by dwarfsupreme on Feb 5, 2009 8:55:37 GMT -8
Hello everyone. Greetings from New England. I too stumbled across this forum recently. I hate to admit that I discovered Ozrics only in the past year and I love the music. I'm now the proud owner of Arborescence, Become the Other and Spirals in Hyperspace and already trying to figure out what will be my next disc I buy.
Bzzzzz...click!Er....I think , WAIT maybe, yes, dingdingding . . . AH !!! . . .we're in ! . . . Really ?!? Wow ! . . . . HHEELLOOOO !!Great, It works, we can see you all now! Been a while , good to be back online , hope your all floating along at the proper altitude, . . . (feels like we are !) Yay! Look forward to connecting with all you lot once again!
Post by ozricnutter on Feb 10, 2009 5:12:30 GMT -8
''WOW" ;D ;D Things have changed a bit on the OZRIC site perhaps this is a start of great year ahead. ED,BRANDI if you happen to have a read please don't forget us in the U.K we hope you return to gig some time this year.
Post by dizzquixote on Feb 16, 2009 16:29:03 GMT -8
Greetings to you all. My first post. Writing from S. Oregon, USA. I'd like to introduce myself with a rather short story of how I became aware of Ozric Tentacles. It was a dark and stormy night! Not really, but I like that short sentence, as it chases away the casual viewer. Actually it was a weekend afternoon in Berkeley, CA. USA. I was at The Greek Theatre on The U. of C. campus, and had come early for a non reserved seat of quality. The show was Procol Harum opening for Jethro Tull, (30 yr. anniversary tour, around '96) and we had a great choice of just about any damn seat in the terraced decks above the reserved floor. Bar and I chose something pretty center for sound quality, and were about 10 rows above the sound board, where a skinny old geezer was twisting nobs and such.
Bar and I were just taking in the relaxed vibes and chatting around a good buzz. All of a sudden, while I happened to be saying something, I was mysteriously dizztracted by what had to be the weirdest jam I had heard in decades. I laughed, and looked at Bar with a puzzle look and said "what the Fook is that?" Bar didn't know, and I went back to my chat, but the song kept getting better and better, and I couldn't really concentrate on my chat. I finally jumped up and told Bar that I was going to ask the sound man what he was playing. Now there must have been all of 100 other audience there, and I walked down the 10 rows, and there was a rope keeping me from approaching the sound board. I yelled at that skinny old freek of a man, "Hey, what are you playing?" And he yelled back "Rozzrichlle Then-atalkele". I was dumbfounded, and yelled back "WHAT?" And he once again yelled, "RozzrikeleTendirnclkle". I yelled back "WHAT?" And he was getting a bit disturbed and with spit flying, while almost ripping off his headset, "RozzerichTemndriclr". I realized I was being a bother, and didn't really want to come closer to him. All of a sudden there was a tap on my shoulder. It was an usher, and she asked if there was a problem, and I told her that I couldn't understand what that mad Scotsman was saying to me. She said to stay right there, and she went to him, and he said something, and he replied, and she seemed to be puzzled and asked him again, and he threw up his hands and made like he was real busy, and leave him alone. I think he was ready to play something else, or else.
This usher gal came back to me, and said "He says it's Ozric Tentacles". I said, "Ozric Tentacle?" And she said "that's what he just told me."
"OK", and I went back to Bar and sat down. He asked if I found out who the band was and I said "I think she said Ozric Tentacle". Well, this went on one or two more times before Bar and I both wondered who and what the fook Ozric Tentacle is.
And it was then that I was tapped on my shoulder, and looked behind and up at a fellow audience member. He had come down from a few rows above. He only asked "did you ask who is playing this music?" I said, "yes, it's some band called Ozric Tentacle or something". He asked "What?" Bar cracked up. I cracked up. I repeated the "Ozric Tentacle", and shrugged. That guy went back up to his friends, and Bar and I watched him say "Ozric Tentacle" 2 or 3 times, and who knows how far that thread went. I never had to write that name down. It was and remains indelibly imprinted within my mind.
Post by ozricnutter on Feb 17, 2009 9:48:37 GMT -8
Dizzquixote really did like your story. And it seems someone else liked it,here is another karma point to add to your tally. I have also seen TULL, once on a triple headliner at a stadium, line up was Hall&Oats,Jethro Tull, Fleetwood Mac. O.k it was a good show but if I would have known of the OZRICS then I would have been there instead.
Back in 1994. after many years of listening to the classics, you know like Hendrix. Floyd, Zep and more obscure stuff like Jade Warrior, Tangerine Dream etc. My older, actually hippie brother, said we need to find some new music. We were tripping that night anyway, so I figured what ever that means. I was like how are we going to do that with nothing on the radio. The radio has been dead and buried in Milwaukee for years and years. Anyway we played some cds, but then later in the night put on the radio and found the rock station. After a while Tool came on and I guess tripping it sounded OK. The night went on and nothing so we went back to something on cd.
Then next morning, disappointing I proceeded to drive home and for whatever reason put on the local college station WMSE to give er one more shot. There were playing some alternative stuff which was alright for the day after buzz.
Then the dj comes on and says he was given a promo to play for the upcoming concert. I think he kinda hacked the first part. Orzric, and Tentacles. Sunhair started to play and the freakin hair on my arms started to stand up and I was like what is THIS!! Went straight, well not really, home and called the guy. He was like yeah they are coming to Shank Hall next week. I found a record store that had it. There was actually one on the east side, the cool part of the city, that had Jurrasic Shift.
I have never felt the same about music and never looked back. I became kinda OCD for a while about it. That's all I played and my friends were getting kinda sick of it. They for whatever reason didn't get it. Talk about a bummer. Good thing my Brother was on the exact same page. Funny how that works.
Finally around the Waterfall or Hidden Step tour I talked my good friend into going to see them at Shank Hall. Blew his f**king mind. He actually says to this day it was the best show he ever saw. This guys went to alot of shows too. He just needed to see Ed play in person I guess.
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. I was lucky enough to fall in love and marry a woman who like them too. Not quite like I do, but she is excited to go see them this tour.
I just can't imagine a band with as many layers and plug right into your cortex kind of sound coming along in my lifetime, but hey I didn't know about them when I said that about Electric Ladyland or Umma Gumma.
Ayurvedic around in the wings for something to gargle at? - no no this isn't an attempt to copy the Ozrics -> Why Try, Naughty ?! But we do hope to help as many of you as possible to climb the Trees of Eternity.and to lay down that Sacred Turf that leads across the Invisible Carpet and through the Eternal Wheel www.reverbnation.com/thesonicsoupjamband (MK Jam-Band Chart #2 since Summer 2011)
Post by Pp3dr0 Ag4o0 on May 26, 2009 3:35:35 GMT -8
in support of piracy i would never have bought 23 albums by the ozrics if i hadn't been given copies of erpland, strangeitude and pungent on a couple of cassettes in 91 by a well-meaning friend... in fact i think i might upload my own stuff onto a torrent site to spread exposure...
Post by freewayjam on Jun 11, 2009 18:19:32 GMT -8
So very nice to connect with you. 05/30/09-Seattle, I am the person whom was rather excited to meet you, and had the good fortune to take a photo with you. I have waited well over a decade to see your wonderful and joyous music in person. Well, my wife fainted in front of the venue shortly after the snapshot. I was unable to watch any of the performance after rushing my wife to the hospital. I do not intend to ramble, and my point is, I certainly hope that you will bring yourself back within 300 miles soon. I enjoy your music on a daily basis...my absolute fave!!! All the best,,
Post by ozricnutter on Jun 12, 2009 1:44:05 GMT -8
Freewayjam, so sorry you where unable to see O.T. Do hope your wife is o.k. I too look after a family member and I have very restricted travel. Wish they would gig near me, however this site affords me some comfort.
Post by muckybadger on Jul 13, 2009 2:13:40 GMT -8
Hi everyone at ozric HQ - I just wanted eto say how much your sonic-journeys have inspired me throughout the years. What an amazing kaleidoscope of sound you portray. Takes me to meet the alien within. Nobody in the history of music has ever created something so awe-inspiring as this sound. Love the new album, by the way - my first was Strangeitude, and from the moment the title-track slowed my heart to a near stop before invading my altered mind with robotic and computer sounds, I knew what the previous 25 mins had made me suspect - this was the only band that could impress me anymore. I have searched music since then, trying to find anyhting that shares at least SOME insights with this incredible band. BUT TO LITTLE AVAIL. A few Krautrock bands like Neu! and Tangerine Dream were capable of taking us on a muted version of this journey - Hawkwind too (but hard to notice without getting wasted first !). A few acts have used interesting sounds like this, and modern dance music has (since the mid 90's) been full of a vERY sIMPLISTIC and understated version of the repeated energy-builds that form crux-moments in Ozric tracks. But None of these acts deliver the whole package except the Ozric Tentacles. It is for this that I have no regrets about spending over £400 on albums - this music is better than any music anyone else has ever created - and if the albums were to cost £150 each instead of £15... I would still buy them, because I would not want to miss out on this magical sonic journey at any step of the way ! Sorry if i am preaching to the choir here, but I just wanted to say it...
Post by ozrichead4959 on Sept 8, 2009 16:29:44 GMT -8
Greetings to all! Was honored to see Ozrics again in Asheville, NC recently.I've followed your careere since "94, and will continue to feed my brain with your inspirational music. Hope to see you on this side of the planet again soon!
Post by marchemond on Sept 11, 2009 13:07:30 GMT -8
I had Ed sign the setlist for the Asheville Show....They all signed a poster I had...What cool people. I liked how Brandi comes off stage and dances and mingles with the fans...Awesome..She recognized me from the Charlotte show and came right down to me and danced.I'll never forget it....