ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 20th VIA KSCOPE
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW!
PRE-ORDER HERE (https://ozrictentacles.lnk.to/Lotus_Unfolding)
Having returned with their announcement of their new album previously, fans at long last can hear the first sample of what to expect on the up-coming Ozric Tentacles release ‘Lotus Unfolding’.
Today the band have made available a beautiful visualiser that takes us inside the world of ‘Lotus Unfolding’. Created by Matthew Vickerstaff ( Facebook / Instagram ), the video brings the psychedelic album art to life as we’re transported into the wormhole of the magical realm of OzricTentacles sonic creations.
Musically the track brings signature elements of the band’s sound to the forefront. Opening with the ethereal chimes and flutes as we’re slowly transported into the sonic oasis of Lotus Unfolding, we’re treated to beautiful acoustic passages before electronics open up for a cathartic guitar solo bringing the song to a musical crescendo before slowly returning back to the realms of consciousness as the song dissipates. Put simply, it’s a trip!
The album was recorded, written and produced in their own Blue Bubble studio in Fife 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.
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.
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.
Lotus Unfolding line up consists of Ed Wynne (Guitars, Synth and Bass) and Silas Wynne (Modular Synth and Keyboards) . Alongside Ed and Silas is Brandi Wynne (bass), Saskia Maxwell (Flute), Tim Wallander (Drums) and Paul Hankin (Percussion).
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
Coming up shortly, Ozric Tentacles will be bringing their signature brand of tripped out instrumental Rock to the masses alongside label mates Gong in November for an extensive UK tour that will pick back up in March of 2024, suitably titled ‘The Last Blast Tour’.
Pick up tickets here: https://ozrics.com/live-shows/
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
About Ozric Tentacles:
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.