Über Ozric Tentacles
Certainly not an easy band to pigeonhole, Ozric Tentacles have been channeling music from a fantastical realm since the early '80s. Stylistically, they take inspiration from the spacey, Fusion-style jams and cosmic guitar solos of proud hippie predecessors Gong. Their instrumentals unfold like rollercoaster rides through the gloopy, new age/psychedelic territories pictured on their color-saturated album covers. They also incorporate a number of outside influences: Middle Eastern and Indian tonalities, reggae rhythms, Dub-inspired echo effects, and Techno/rave beats. Turn-of-the-'90s albums such as Erpland and Pungent Effulgent arguably represent their peak.