Ozric Tentacles return with their new excursion into the worlds of the magical and brilliant with another aural treat in the form of ‘Lotus Unfolding’ out October 20th via Kscope.
One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK’s festival scene, Ozric Tentacles formed during the solstice at Stonehenge Free Fesetival 1983, going on to become psychedelic staples at Glastonbury and other festivals. The creative vision of multi-instrumentalist Ed Wynne, the Ozrics’ uniquely trippy soundscapes connect fans of progressive rock, psychedelia and dance music culture.
Lotus Unfolding is the new release from UK based instrumental intergalactic travellers Ozric Tentacles. Six new tunes have been added to the Ozric universe, conceived, written and recorded in their own ‘Blue Bubble’ studio in Fife.
The album was recorded, written and produced during 2022 – 2023 by Ed Wynne with a little sonic help from Silas. Mastered by Adam Goodlet and illustrated with some nicely detailed ethereal artwork by Steve McKeown and Sally Clark.
Lotus Unfolding is another sonically illustrated excursion through the musical realms the band have explored in their latest chapter. Album opener ‘Storm In A Teacup’ kicks the album off in spectacular style traversing the realms of time and space with flair and virtuosic poise. It’s followed by the groove driven ‘Deep Blue Shade’, whose melodies are vividly brought to life by trademark Ed Wynne exquisite guitar playing. This is swiftly accompanied by the serene title track – as close to a musical yoga session at the centre of the hippocampus you’ll ever experience.
Ozric Tentacles’ aural synapses buzz throughout the album to channel the band’s limitless creativity, making Lotus Unfolding the perfect conduit of the spiritual and the physical. It’s an essential addition to the band’s catalogue.
Ed Wynne comments: The concept is, as usually wide & open to interpretation but basically is a sonically illustrated excursion through some of the musical realms we found ourselves in this time around. Designed to elevate and delight the senses, should that be required, because if the day feels like an unfolding lotus, it’s probably going to be a good one!
Lotus Unfolding tracklist:
1. Storm In A Teacup
2. Deep Blue Shade
3. Lotus Unfolding
5. Green Carnation
6. Burundi Spaceport
Lotus Unfolding will be available on CD Digipak, Limited Marble LP with limited die cut sleeve, Blue LP also with limited die cut sleeve, Black LP and available digitally.
Preorder HERE https://ozrictentacles.lnk.to/Lotus_Unfolding
Alongside the announcement of the new album, the band will be heading out on tour for a co-headline run with fellow label mates Gong in November 2023 and picking up for the second run in 2024. The dates are as follows:
UK TOUR W/ GONG – NOVEMBER 2023
17th November – Oxford, O2 Academy2
18th November – London, O2 Forum with The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
19th November – Manchester, O2 Ritz
20th November – Sheffield, O2 Academy2
21st November – Colchester, Arts Centre
23rd November – Northampton, Roadmenders
24th November – Bristol, O2 Academy
25th November – Gloucester, Guildhall
26th November – Birmingham, O2 Academy2
28th November – Brighton, Chalk
29th November – Norwich, Epic Studios
30th November – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
1st December – From, Cheese & Grain
2nd December – Liverpool, O2 Academy
UK TOUR W/ GONG– MARCH 2024
7th March – Exeter, The Phoenix
8th March – Falmouth, Princess Pavilion
9th March – Lyme Regis, Marine Theatre
10th March – Cardiff, The Globe
11th March – Swansea, Patti Pavilion
13th March – Southampton, The 1865
14th March – Margate, Dreamland
15th March – Hull, The Welly
16th March – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
17th March – Stockton-on-Tees, Georgian Theatre
18th March – Lincoln, Engine Shed
20th March – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
21st March – Newcastle, University
22nd March – Glasgow, St. Luke’s
23rd March – Edinburgh, Summerhall