Ozric Tentacles announce brand new album Lotus Unfolding

Ozric Tentacles
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UK space proggers Ozric Tentacles have announced that they will release their latest album Lotus Unfolding through Kscope Records on October 20.

The new album is the band's sixteenth studio album and follows on from 2020's Space For Earth. As with that record, Lotus Unfolding was conceived, written and recorded in their own Blue Bubble studio in Fife.

"The concept is, as usually wide and open to interpretation but basically is a sonically illustrated excursion through some of the musical realms we found ourselves in this time around," explains Ozrics mainman Ed Wynne. "Designed to elevate and delight the senses, should that be required, because if the day feels like an unfolding lotus, it’s probably going to be a good one."

At the same time the band's run of November and December joint headline tour dates with Gong has now been extended with an additional run of further dates in March. You can see all the dates below.

Lotus Unfolding will be available on CD digipak, limited edition marble vinyl with a limited die cut sleeve, blue vinyl, also with limited die cut sleeve, black vinyl and available digitally. You can see the new artwork and tracklisting below.

Pre-order Lotus Unfolding.

Ozric Tentacles

(Image credit: Kscope Records)

Ozric Tentacles: Lotus Unfolding
1. Storm In A Teacup
2. Deep Blue Shade
3. Lotus Unfolding
4. Crumplepenny
5. Green Carnation
6. Burundi Spaceport

Gong/Ozric Tentacles November/December Tour Dates

Nov 17: Ocford 02 Academy2
Nov 18: London O2 Forum with the Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Nov 19: Manchester O2 Ritz
Nov 20: Sheffield 02 Academy2
Nov 21: Colchester Arts Centre
Nov 23: Northampton Roadmender
Nov 24: Bristol O2 Academy
Nov 25: Gloucester Guildhall
Nov 26: Birmignham 02 Academy2
Nov 28: Brighton Chalk
Nov 29: Norwich Epic Studios
Nov 30: Bournemouth O2 Academy
Dec 1: Frome Cheese & Grain
Dec 2: Liverpool 02 Academy
Mar 7: Exeter The Phoenix
Mar 8: Falmouth Princess Pavilion
Mar 9: Lyme Regis Marine Theatre
Mar 10: Cardiff The Globe
Mar 11: Swansea Patti Pavilion
Mar 13: Southampton The 1865
Mar 14: Margate Dreamland
Mar 15: Hull The Welly
Mar 16: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Mar 17: Stockton-on-Tees Georgian Theatre
Mar 18: Lincoln Engine Shed
Mar 20: Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Mar 21: Newcastle University
Mar 22: Glasgow St. Luke’s
Mar 23: Edinburgh Summerhall

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.