I don’t remember exactly when I became aware of Ozric Tentacles, but it had to be somewhere between the late eighties to early nineties. A good friend and I ravenously dived into the collection of this truly unique group. Formed by guitarist/keyboardist Ed Wynne in 1983, Ozric Tentacles has churned out amazing soundscapes ever since.
“Soundscapes” is a description I use deliberately, because each composition takes you on a journey. It was with great pleasure in my conversation with Mr. Wynne that I learned that he too thinks of his music this way. He, in his own words, pictures traveling through an environment as if on the wings of a bird. It seems each piece of music is as much of an exploration for Ed as it is for the listener. This helps explain the prodigious output Wynne and his band mates have created over the decades, for wanderlust is never truly satisfied.
On the eve of the release of his solo album, Shimmer into Nature, I hope you enjoy this chat with a true musical adventurer.
Visit the official Ozric Tentacles website: http://www.ozrics.com/