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Liverpool O2 Academy, 25 October 2010
most recent album 'Yum Yum Tree,' whilst retaining many titles of mystic
origin, was more of an electronic journey than its predecessors.
Godfathers of the genre, Hawkwind have also gone down that route via Tim
Blake and even David Gilmour has seemingly returned to 'noodlings' on
'Metallic Spheres' with The Orb. Even Gong have toured this year.
So are we
seeing a mini revival in the Space Rock genre?
founding member, Ed Wynne on keyboards and guitar, the band cut a late
60's jib with smocks, long hair and dangly janglies. Silas Wynne and
Brandi Wynne complete the family front line while Oli Seagle keeps the
beat. Well he does more than that. Together with Brandi on bass the
rhythm is very much the pyramid around which Ed and Silas can carve
their sonic hieroglyphics.
through his curtains of hair, Silas Wynne mischievously weaves some of
the weirdest keyboard sounds ever concocted. Brandi is pleasing to the
eye, providing the band with a focal point which was previously filled
by former characters, John Egan and Seaweed. The lack of nutty flautist
however places a little more emphasis on the quality of the mix and it's
credit to the venue and the sound engineer that all nuances came though
as clear as a bell.
for me were the Ozrics classics, 'Saucers 'and 'Wob Glass.' Indeed it
was during the Celtic influenced 'Saucers' that it occurred to me how
accomplished a guitarist Ed Wynne actually is. Sometimes I feel he needs
to give his guitar a little more breathing space around the cacophony of
the whole is greater than the sum of the parts and it's good to see
Ozrics visibly lifting spirits during these pressing times. If you can
forget your worries for nearly three hours and take yourself off to a
parallel universe, that's worth £15 of anyone's money. Ommm to the
'Rockwaves' on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio every Sunday at 21:00
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