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Ozric Tentacles — Aura Borealis
Album: Waterfall Cities
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Released: 1999
Length: 5:19
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(instrumental)
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 idiot_wind wrote:

Hmmmm

Tangerine Dream




Aural Sex!
Excellent!! I never heard of them before.  Thanx RP!
Hmmmm

Tangerine Dream
 dubberdan wrote:

ah you can't beat mushrooms for creating amazing soundscapes


If you squint the whole cover artwork looks like mushrooms.

I need new glasses...
 CCSandman wrote:

Steamed Hams


At this time of year?

In your kitchen?

Can I see them?
Steamed Hams
 ExploitingChaos wrote:

Im 17 again let's go to the field and smoke weed



I will come with you
They're not a full band anymore which is a shame because they put on one of the most mesmerising shows I've ever seen or heard. We were generally stoned which fitted perfectly with the vibe. Came out with huge smiles every time.
Of all the bands with "Tentacles" in their name, these guys are my favourite.
If nothing else is true about this band, the name fits completely. No telling why, though.
 Limpopoking wrote:

Fantastic work music... I often put all my Ozric albums on in my workshop for a blissful day of creating with absolutely no annoying music coming up at any time. Yet another RP introduction that I'd probably never have got anywhere else.



I have my friend Dr. Tim Dowd to thank for introducing me to Ozric Tentacles.  As a matter of fact,I have many things to thank him for.
Never had heard 'em before.  Thanks RP! 
Had the pleasure of seeing OT in action a number of years ago - I cannot remember exactly where. All I can remember is it was trippy and good! 
Oh, to be able to name an album, "Live in Zagreb."
maybe its the mushrooms on a bright fall-ish day
not quite Hawkwind
Im 17 again let's go to the field and smoke weed
 jtherieau wrote:
To quote: Anibal Arauz
"There would be absolutely no conflicts whatsoever if everyone listened to this band the whole time."
 
Ah...Sometimes listening to our favorite music makes us feel that way, doesn't it?


I don't know about you, but I feel like I've been shpongled!
sounds a bit Pinkfloydish
ah you can't beat mushrooms for creating amazing soundscapes
Right after starting to listening to RP, after 3 seconds I thought it must be Tangerine Dream.  Hm, I'll check them, never heard of them before.
It's 87 degrees  Fahrenheit, visibility is below one mile in smoke and the sun won't set for another month or so.

Thanks Rebbecca and Bill for reminding me of what awaits me!
A universal truth: "Ozric Tentacles, coming soon to a festival near you"

Nice track 
Love the Ozric on Radio Paradise

Peace         
Ed Wynne's solo album (2019) is a damn jewel. You have to listen to it and then buy it.
Thank you so much Bill for sharing your good taste.
To quote: Anibal Arauz
"There would be absolutely no conflicts whatsoever if everyone listened to this band the whole time."
 khardog145 wrote:
I downloaded this immediately after the 1st listen.  An inuit lady I have known for many years once told me that the northern lights make noises.  I had not previously known that and read later that it's true, some type of electrical hum.  So this is perhaps a glorified version of that idea, but still cool.  The HD slideshow player accompaniment is wonderful.
 
1 agrre about slideshow player beautiful
I downloaded this immediately after the 1st listen.  An inuit lady I have known for many years once told me that the northern lights make noises.  I had not previously known that and read later that it's true, some type of electrical hum.  So this is perhaps a glorified version of that idea, but still cool.  The HD slideshow player accompaniment is wonderful.
 ziggytrix wrote:

This is not music. This is a trip.

 
Mr. 7. Please enlighten us: what is music?
Still a great pleasure to listen to them here in RP.
Not my fav... they have a lot of more organic stuff... with real drums, real bass, more interesting stuff.
Anyway, thanks a lot, Bill!
 j7 wrote:

this is not music
 
This is not music. This is a trip.
Never heard of OT. Leave it to Radio Paradise to enlighten. Thoroughly enjoyed the music. Added to my list.
Wow! I haven't heard OT in so many years, probably one of the best psych-rock bands ever!
Delightful.
Fantastic work music... I often put all my Ozric albums on in my workshop for a blissful day of creating with absolutely no annoying music coming up at any time. Yet another RP introduction that I'd probably never have got anywhere else.
Nice — but someone got lost on the Tangerine Dream Highway. 
 
Great tune Bill.
First albums only available on cassette 
Erpsongs (1985)Tantric Obstacles (1985)There Is Nothing (1986)Live Ethereal Cereal (1986)Sliding Gliding Worlds (1988)The Bits Between the Bits (1989)
 torino390 wrote:
that was really cool. some great deep bass. got my old B&W's pumping there! love it. {#Chillpill}

 
My new 'Elite' system was pumping it out too. {#Daisy}
The music plus the slide show was very trippy.  I enjoyed both.
Ouuut-standing. free at last free at last, lord almighty can we please be free at least
that was really cool. some great deep bass. got my old B&W's pumping there! love it. {#Chillpill}
 Lazarus wrote:

This is groovy spaced-out music, but I don't understand the title—  is it a pun on aurora borealis, which is luminous atmospheric streamers or bands of light that appear in the sky in the northern hemisphere, also known as northern lights?

 
It would mean aura of the northern wind.
Squiddly approves of Tentacles {#Jump}


 westslope wrote:

Ambient electronica with a bit of jazz thrown in.

 

A guy could grow to like this.



 
1 1/2 years later, I like it even more.
Time to send some money.  Thanks for the reminder Bill.
never have heard - like!
Strange. It's supposed to relax people, but this mind numbing dribble just annoys me like hell. A firm 2 from me.
I can take this cheesy electronica music in very small doses but it gets old very quickly.
This song is perfect for rattling all those loose trim pieces in your Honda Civic.
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Ozric on RP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  {#Chillpill}
Bill, you made my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks a LOT.
(even if I confess this track is definitely not my favorite one... maybe one of the worst of their 25 year career)

 
My thoughts exactly. Earlier pre-'95 stuff is far better but any Ozrics material is much appreciated. {#Daisy} I will have to upload some tracks.

Ambient electronica with a bit of jazz thrown in.

 

A guy could grow to like this.


Thought this was Vangelis..
Good grief, did you just take a 'trip' into my distant past?!?
 I've not heard from these guys for 20 years, thanks for the reminder.
{#Meditate}
 DaveInVA wrote:
I thought it said "Ozric Testicles" when I first read it. Not to bad on 2 nd listen....{#Music}

 
Wouldn't be surprised if a band use said name...

This is groovy spaced-out music, but I don't understand the title—  is it a pun on aurora borealis, which is luminous atmospheric streamers or bands of light that appear in the sky in the northern hemisphere, also known as northern lights?
Ah, what a pleasant surprise! A real ear-catcher.
Brilliant to hear this on RP. I have been listending to a lot of OT lately. And headphones are essential.
Must be this what the Shire looks like while you're on acid....
 handyrae wrote:
Something tells me this song would sound MUCH better with some good headphones rather than my piddly little speakers at work.
 
Indeed!  It sounds mighty nice with my headphones. :)
Something tells me this song would sound MUCH better with some good headphones rather than my piddly little speakers at work.
Ozric on RP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  {#Chillpill}
Bill, you made my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks a LOT.
(even if I confess this track is definitely not my favorite one... maybe one of the worst of their 25 year career)
 RedGuitar wrote:

What a reply!  I love it.  More, More!  I'll probably think of this when I get my next colonoscopy.

 
At my next colonoscopy, I'm going to ask the Doc for a note for my wife that says he in fact did not find my head up there. 

Hopefully he won't have to lie.  {#Lol}
Just had a flashback of being at a rave... not necessarily a bad thing (although those days are LONG behind me).  I'll give it a 7.
I thought it said "Ozric Testicles" when I first read it. Not to bad on 2 nd listen....{#Music}
 j7 wrote:

this is not music and it's not good for my ears... or yours......it's lifeless.

 

I think it's your imagination that is lifeless. Open you mind and your ears just may follow.
 romeotuma wrote:


This music is good for the ears...
 
this is not music and it's not good for my ears... or yours......it's lifeless.

 Misterfixit wrote:

OMG!  They allowed you to be awake during the Insertion Episode?  Of course, I recognize that you may have encountered the Large Greys, who are, to put a phrase mildly, are a bit on the Rough Trade Side.  I mean, when they mutter "I am making you my Biotch" whilst inserting the necessary Transpondering Anal Electronic Probe for Measurements (TAEPM), that certain IS a bit over the top, n'cest pa?

Now on the other Tentacle, the Small Greys are a lot more, ummmm, "humanesque" should I say.  Providing a dreamy sort o'sleep while carrying out their experiments.  The dreamy state is certainly important, particularly when the Probes are removed after obtaining the Necessary Precious Bodily Fluids. 

As for me, the several Abduction Experiences which I have had were quite akin to this particular track.  The transportation motivator device enclosure from the Viewing Area over to the Implantation Area was accompanied by such sounds playing softly in the backgrounds.

Ah, such times we had, eh?  Not only at Area 51, but at the like totally out there Area 53 ... OMG! who would have ever guessed that about Elvis?

Say, were you able to figure out what kind of that Very Special Lubricant was used by those Aliens.  No matter what I use, I just simply do not get that same smooth glide ...  You know, the same glide feeling you get from the very fresh Shick Single Edge Razor Blade when Cutting bits of my Naughty Flesh.

Such a bad boy I am.

 
Very good!!! Hats off to you my friend!!

 Misterfixit wrote:

OMG!  They allowed you to be awake during the Insertion Episode?  Of course, I recognize that you may have encountered the Large Greys, who are, to put a phrase mildly, are a bit on the Rough Trade Side.  I mean, when they mutter "I am making you my Biotch" whilst inserting the necessary Transpondering Anal Electronic Probe for Measurements (TAEPM), that certain IS a bit over the top, n'cest pa?

Now on the other Tentacle, the Small Greys are a lot more, ummmm, "humanesque" should I say.  Providing a dreamy sort o'sleep while carrying out their experiments.  The dreamy state is certainly important, particularly when the Probes are removed after obtaining the Necessary Precious Bodily Fluids. 

As for me, the several Abduction Experiences which I have had were quite akin to this particular track.  The transportation motivator device enclosure from the Viewing Area over to the Implantation Area was accompanied by such sounds playing softly in the backgrounds.

Ah, such times we had, eh?  Not only at Area 51, but at the like totally out there Area 53 ... OMG! who would have ever guessed that about Elvis?

Say, were you able to figure out what kind of that Very Special Lubricant was used by those Aliens.  No matter what I use, I just simply do not get that same smooth glide ...  You know, the same glide feeling you get from the very fresh Shick Single Edge Razor Blade when Cutting bits of my Naughty Flesh.

Such a bad boy I am.

 
What a reply!  I love it.  More, More!  I'll probably think of this when I get my next colonoscopy.

An interesting ratings curve - I like the tune especially on traffic heavy days
 Dave_Mack wrote:

"Are you ready for me... Ralph?" Ooh, Rebecca De Mornay. Hotttt.
 
The train ride is still one of the hottest scenes ever, IMO.

 romeotuma wrote:


This music is good for the ears...
 
Is that all you ever say?  I've seen this post on numerous songs.  Can you tell us why you think it's good for the ears?

Er... I love this song, so I looked the album up on Amazon, and it turns out this song isn't on Spirals in Hyperspace, or at least not on the version linked to!

I found out it's really from Waterfall Cities.
 ndad47 wrote:
i remember this song well.  the aliens were just beginning to insert their probe when this song came over the loud speaker. 
 
OMG!  They allowed you to be awake during the Insertion Episode?  Of course, I recognize that you may have encountered the Large Greys, who are, to put a phrase mildly, are a bit on the Rough Trade Side.  I mean, when they mutter "I am making you my Biotch" whilst inserting the necessary Transpondering Anal Electronic Probe for Measurements (TAEPM), that certain IS a bit over the top, n'cest pa?

Now on the other Tentacle, the Small Greys are a lot more, ummmm, "humanesque" should I say.  Providing a dreamy sort o'sleep while carrying out their experiments.  The dreamy state is certainly important, particularly when the Probes are removed after obtaining the Necessary Precious Bodily Fluids. 

As for me, the several Abduction Experiences which I have had were quite akin to this particular track.  The transportation motivator device enclosure from the Viewing Area over to the Implantation Area was accompanied by such sounds playing softly in the backgrounds.

Ah, such times we had, eh?  Not only at Area 51, but at the like totally out there Area 53 ... OMG! who would have ever guessed that about Elvis?

Say, were you able to figure out what kind of that Very Special Lubricant was used by those Aliens.  No matter what I use, I just simply do not get that same smooth glide ...  You know, the same glide feeling you get from the very fresh Shick Single Edge Razor Blade when Cutting bits of my Naughty Flesh.

Such a bad boy I am.

Actually, I bought the album after listening to this song here on RP.  When I got the album I yelled "Yaaaaa, what is this ?", thinking I would get more "ambient" pieces like this one.  Woah! {#Eyes}  It sounded like Mahavishnu Orchestra on steroids!

But "Spirals in Hyperspace" is one my favorite albums now.{#Jump}

Some FUs are better than others. {#Wink}

{#Music}
Govi wrote:
Does anyone know on what album this song really is? According to https://ozrics.hopto.org/ozrics/discog/discography.htm it's not on "Spirals in Hyperspace"
Doh! Search the page I linked and find that the album is really "Waterfall Cities" Which information is wrong, though? Album title or song title? Anyone?


Just noticed this when I went to buy the song in iTunes—You can buy all of "Spirals in Hyperspace" but it doesn't have "Aura Borealis". If this song really is Aura Borealis, it is on Waterfall Cities.

Someone Has Blundered!



saulpena wrote:
Title, shouldn't it be Aurora Borealis instead of Aura Borealis? Guess this is the author's fault not RP's


Or Aurora Borealis was already taken by Meat Puppets. . .. I prefer the MP song to this, but this does remind me more of the Lights.
It has been years since I have seen them. I live too far south, now and haven't been far enough up at the right times to see them.


boring new age junk
 ndad47 wrote:
i remember this song well.  the aliens were just beginning to insert their probe when this song came over the loud speaker. 
 
Yes, that would have probably had something to do with acid.

i remember this song well.  the aliens were just beginning to insert their probe when this song came over the loud speaker. 
Does anyone know on what album this song really is? According to https://ozrics.hopto.org/ozrics/discog/discography.htm it's not on "Spirals in Hyperspace"
Doh!  Search the page I linked and find that the album is really "Waterfall Cities"  Which information is wrong, though?  Album title or song title?  Anyone?

Night music from guys in space.  This is John Tesh and I'll be bringing you music from space as we journey through the night.

Good, even though I much prefer their earlier stuff which was much more of a live "jam" band rather than studio knob twiddling.
big_gare wrote:
Mmmmm... Niiiiiiice. Ostrich testicles....
Ooh, pretty raver psy-chill. Very nice.
...very nice...
Nabla wrote:
Mix Tangerine Dream, Brand X and a bit of Klaus Schulze... and you'll get... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozric_Tentacles!
And on this one add a little Pink Floyd's "On The Run" from DSOTM
This is pretty cool.. it's the kind of stuff I listen to when I paint and somehow it helps keep me focused and centered.
Mmmmm... Niiiiiiice. Ostrich testicles....
Nice 'Aura' for coding.
Mix Tangerine Dream, Brand X and a bit of Klaus Schulze... and you'll get... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozric_Tentacles!
saulpena wrote:
Title, shouldn't it be Aurora Borealis instead of Aura Borealis? Guess this is the author's fault not RP's
Or perhaps the author (Ozrics) chose the word for a specific meaning? au·ra /ˈɔrə/ 1. a distinctive and pervasive quality or character; air; atmosphere: an aura of respectability; an aura of friendliness. 2. a subtly pervasive quality or atmosphere seen as emanating from a person, place, or thing. 3. Pathology. a sensation, as of lights or a current of warm or cold air, preceding an attack of migraine or epilepsy. or perhaps they were being drunk twits one day and said "no no no.. lets F with some english teacher's mind and spell it differently..."
Just picked up the newest album \"Too Far from the Floor\" the other day. Some great stuff; a bit trancier than even this, but some amazing sounds.
Nice...First time I've caught Ozric on RP. Should play Waterfall Cities from the same album. Much more energetic that this cut; although, this is certainly a nice piece of music too.
Title, shouldn't it be Aurora Borealis instead of Aura Borealis? Guess this is the author's fault not RP's
Pyro wrote:
Because Tangerine Dream (soundtrack for Risky Biz) and Ozric Tentacles have a similar feel....atmospheric.
"Are you ready for me... Ralph?" Ooh, Rebecca De Mornay. Hotttt.
"Lay face down on the table and put the sheet over you."
Mugro wrote:
I don't know why, but this song reminds me of part of the soundtrack to the movie "Risky Business"....
Because Tangerine Dream (soundtrack for Risky Biz) and Ozric Tentacles have a similar feel....atmospheric.
Gotta think somebody burned one around Toots.
hmmm... I think it's *high* time I put some Eat Static in the LRC... People, prepare your spirits
Not bad...sounds pretty cool on my surround. I'd like to be stoned.
great atmospherics here..
great!! just great! one of the best OT's tracks... And if you want to dig OT check out Curious Corn!
If this is a ride at EPCOT Centre, I want off!
japanmoran wrote:
Welocome to TomorrowLand at Disney
hahaha nice dude. perfect.
Welocome to TomorrowLand at Disney
I don't know why, but this song reminds me of part of the soundtrack to the movie "Risky Business"....
ok, at first listen a few months ago, i was entertained by this because it was so bad. now i am just really irritated by it because it's soooooooo bad.
Dizzammnnn! That was sweet. I was working on a photo of a dj and that was sooo perfect. I was rocking out in Photoshop and in body. Kick ass working music!
I dig it! It makes me want to dance in big flowy, silky rainbow colored clothes.
I'm dyslexic: I first read their name as the Ozark Testicles.
and mute. Sweet sweet silence, I rate you a 10.
WOW!! I bow to the music master, thanks Bill.
optimusprime10 wrote:
people say songs like this are really neat when you're on drugs. i took 3 asprin this morning & i don't get it. i feel like i'm at a planetarium.
people say songs like this are really neat when you're on drugs. i took 3 asprin this morning & i don't get it. i feel like i'm at a planetarium.
one of the best albums (waterfall) of one of the best psychadelia bands fo sho'.
Yeah, no.