Q - 2/00, p.1063 stars out of 5
- "...Their reggae/jazz stylings are upholstered here...by Youth, Steve Hillage and Propellerhead Will White among others. Best appreciated in a blotter and [Carlsberg's] Special Brew haze."
Audio Remixers: Eat Static; Zion Train; Will White; Space Raiders; Sparky Lightbourne; System 7; BNX & Walters; Simon Posford.
Recording information: The Stix.
What better band to get the remix treatment than outer space-rock renegades Ozric Tentacles, who, by completely defying fashion, continue to release album after album of unparalleled psychedelic brilliance? The studio alchemists represented here count among some of the best names in the business.
Top-notch trance outfit Hallucinogen takes the spiky guitar/electronic shocker "Pteranodon" and turns it into a prehistoric dancefloor workout, all fluttering synths and squawking beats. System 7 sends "Sunhair" into the far reaches of the galaxy, Steve Hillage warping the guitar lines out of whack and speeding up the rhythm to hyperspeed velocity, while Zion Train does its customary futurist dub reggae thing all over the synthesizer fire dance of "Eternal Wheel." Especially effective is Will White's mix of "Wob Glass," which sends the frenetic electronics of the original spinning wildly out of control across fractured beats.