The Yumyum Tree

Label
Snapper
Release date
27 Apr 2009
Running length
8 tracks
Running time
52:53

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Magick Valley 6:41 9,486
2 Oddweird 6:13 8,780
3 Mooncalf 7:39 8,884
4 Oolong, Oolong 5:52 2,525
5 Yum Yum tree 9:05 1,635
6 Plant Music 5:26 7,059
7 Nakuru 5:37 6,302
8 San Pedro 6:20 6,090

About this album

Recorded between 2006 and 2008, The Yum Yum Tree is probably best categorized as “psychedelic progressive rock and space rock with a major electronica influence.” The Yum Yum Tree isn’t electronica in the strict sense; the programming that leader Ed Wynne (the only one remaining from the Ozrics’ original 1983 lineup) provides is heard alongside real guitar, real bass, and real drums played in real time. The Yum Yum Tree is more played than programmed, although a variety of electronica influences (ranging from trance to ambient) assert themselves — and there are other influences as well, including jazz and Middle Eastern music. Clearly, having a sense of adventure remains important to the Ozrics, whose 2006-2008 lineup consists of Ed Wynne on guitar and programming, Brandi Wynne on keyboards, Vinny Shillito on bass, and Roy Brosh on drums. There has been a lot of debate among Ozrics fans over the merits of their increased use of electronics; some longtime followers believe that Ed Wynne has become too reliant on programming. But as strong as the electronica influence is on this 53-minute CD, the Ozrics still have plenty of rock muscle and sound like a band rather than a studio-only project. The Yum Yum Tree isn’t among their essential releases, but it is an interesting, enjoyable listen and demonstrates that Ed Wynne is still open to taking chances after all these years.

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  • Amorphis92

    Cutest thing under the yumyum tree *_*

    18 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Neon_Spadezzz

    Really eccentric album. I think the album art is pretty sweet, too.

    13 May 2012 Reply
  • SuperflyJonson

    Love this album. One of their best. It epitomizes the newer, more electronic Ozrics style.

    28 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ReddestHusky

    Yummy cover art.

    3 Aug 2011 Reply
  • jsnruf

    agreed

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • andymadden

    Although I prefer the old style of Ozrics, this album is good. I think too much reliance on synths and not enough percussion or wierd instruments they used to use. And flute! Come back Jonny boy and give the OZrics their old front man again.....

    18 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Pushmajster

    JJ 2 has great soundtrack... and so is this album. GREAT

    5 Dec 2010 Reply
  • PuhQ

    seriously, I'm amused and and scared at the same time!

    15 May 2010 Reply
  • PuhQ

    the cover cracks me up

    14 May 2010 Reply
  • Worm-Infested

    i really like this, much more mellow than even spirals in hyperspace (probably their last "extreme"-ish album?) but great anyways.

    9 Dec 2009 Reply
  • jellylips

    Where are the real drums? I only hear them on Mooncalf and I think Plant Music...

    22 Oct 2009 Reply
  • MarkGillis

    This album is amazing.

    27 Jul 2009 Reply
  • steeltoeboot

    and i thought YES was the last progressive rock band

    3 Jun 2009 Reply
  • catacombs

    Awesome album! :D

    31 May 2009 Reply
  • sadness56

    Great new album..just listening to last song ..incredible drumming

    3 May 2009 Reply
  • misterpockets

    Not as rocking as the golder Ozric days, but it is a pretty nice solid album. Great drumming too... some of the best drumming they have had in years if you ask me.

    29 Apr 2009 Reply
  • stipeeee

    simply great!!!!

    27 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Ribers

    Really nice album!

    4 Apr 2009 Reply

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