OSI - Blood (limited edition double CD): Alternating between subtly atmospheric and brutally aggressive elements, while effortlessly transcending barriers between a variety of genres, Blood is the compelling third release from the exceptional duo of Jim Matheos
(Fates Warning) and Kevin Moore (Chroma Key, ex-Dream Theater).
Along with Moore and Matheos, Blood features Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison throughout, and a guest appearance by Opeth's Mikael ?kerfeldt on "Stockholm." No-Man's Tim Bowness sings on the bonus CD track "No Celebrations."
With Blood, OSI have succeeded in creating a fascinating album at the cutting edge of Rock, Electronica and Progressive Metal. Preorder Now for ?13 from the official OSI online store at www.burningshed.com; shipping 27th April.
Ozric Tentacles - The Yum Yum Tree (cd + a2 poster): One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK?s festival scene, the Ozrics layer ambient and ethereal landscapes with freeform dub trips, incredible rave grooves and psychedelic progressive rock. It?s an open exploration of music and the soul.
For over 25 years, the Ozrics have experienced the vicissitudes of the rock and roll life. The band has flourished through a number of line-up changes, spawned several side projects (including Eat Static and Nodens Ictus), created their own record label (Dovetail & Stretchy), put out close to 25 albums, scored a hit record and sold over a million albums world-wide. And yet, the basic motivation behind the band?s existence has never wavered.
Their signature blend of hippy aesthetics and raver electronics with spiraling guitars, textured waves of keyboard and midi samplers, and supergroovy bass and drum rhythms continues to delight fans across the world to this day.
The Ozrics return in April 2009 with the new studio album The Yum Yum Tree, their first since 2006?s The Floor?s Too Far Away. Preorder Now for ?9.99 from www.burningshed.com; released 27th April.
[Ozrics have been announced for ProgDay 2009; more news later -ed.]
[Source: Burning Shed]