Ozo is made up of ex and current members of Bong, Ballpeen, Vanishing, 11Paranoias, Drunk In Hell, Lush Worker and Blown Out.
Karl D’Silva – Alto Sax
Graham Thompson – Drums
Mike Vest – Bass, Guitars and Electric Saz
‘OZO are deep, and by deep we mean hitting straight into the heart of the Sun Ra psychedelic explosion’
‘Saturn presents a vision of psychedelic and space rocking extremity rarely honed to such a degree’
‘a really great record which avoids the many pitfalls of jazz/rock crossbreeding while not coming off like OZO had to try hard to manage this’
Sex Blender is a psychedelic rock band based in L’viv, Ukraine. Their debut release, ‘Hormonizer’ dropped in April 2018 and came out on vinyl via Drone Rock Records the following year. It consisted of 4 instrumental compositions featuring a mix of motoric, drone, blues, oriental, dub, post rock, metal and classic rock. The initial vinyl pressing sold out in rapid time and a repress followed a few months later. In 2019 along with numerous shows in Ukraine they went on several tours playing at some of the hottest european clubs and festivals with the likes of Dope Smoker, Nadja and Pressor.
The latest release “The Second Coming” became available digitally in June 2020 with the vinyl version due mid August, released on Drone Rock Records again. The album promises more of the electic mix of musical genres and features extra vintage organ and cello sounds.
Sex Blender 2020 line up:-
Atanas Bro – drums, monotribe, oscillations
Rostyslav Garbar – bass, vox, monotron
Yurko Savchuk – guitars
Mira Shuliak – electro organ
Classic Rock Magazine (UK):
“These tripped-out Ukrainians have put sex in a blender, and it sounds way less painful than you’d imagine. In fact, it’s super cool and colourful. After just under 14 minutes of freaky bluesiness and tasty psychedelic hoodoo, we were singing its praises and wishing we had ‘Sex Blender’ T-shirts (with the snazzy artwork from new digital album Hormonizer, from which this is taken).”
“What an extraordinary debut album coming from the Ukrainian Sex Blender! “Hormonizer” fascinatingly blends psychedelic rock with blues and stoner rock, carefully driven by a krautrock atmosphere, even with space for some drone inputs. Totally worth your time.”
“Their music is instrumentally based, laden with heavy amounts of psychedelia and space rock, both of which resonate with enticing garnishes that one could attribute to krautrock. It is served in a most fluid state, chilled but with just the right amount of blues in an almost improve-like sonic decanter…”