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SOUNDS LIKE THIS

Nektar

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.30 | 112 ratings

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febus
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Honorary Collaborator / In Memoriam
1 stars I CAN LIVE WITHOUT THIS ALBUM!

This is the third release from NEKTAR; i just wish this double LP never saw the light. Are you wondering what the meaning os self- indulgent is? It's all here. I guess the 4 NEKTAR members were trying to have some fun, maybe they had, but it doesn't mean that the listeners would enjoy the same way. And they didn't as this album did poorly on the market.

SOUNDS LIKE THIS is a ''live in the studio'' album. Everybody plugged in and let's play. First you will notice than the hard rock edge already present on TAB IN THE OCEAN is indeed accentuated here. A lot of strong guitar riffs, a lot of Hammond soloing make sound the music played on this album closer to SPACE TRUCKIN ( MADE IN JAPAN live jam version) meeting GRATEFUL DEAD live VOL1 (the one from 1969) with a zest of THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME annoying noodling.

You have short songs, quite on the rock side, even with some blues tendency, and guess what you can hear funk influences; there is hardly anything PROGRESSIVE on this album, the jams are endless noodling going nowhere with no head and tails. The same band that produced the magnificent space rock JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EYE 2 years earlier.

There is not one track that i can recommend; everything here i inferior to what they released before or after.I bought not a long time ago some of NEKTAR remastered CDS, (the first CDS releases from the 90s were plain horrible: to avoid at all cost, even cheap) but i passed on this one. Usually, i am kind of a completionist, but not here.

This album is the perfect example of the downside of the productive creative era from the beginning of the 70s. Sometimes , excellent musicians lost focus and did whatever they want indulging in pointless music (or lack of)

I am hesitating between one star and 2 stars, but as it's not even prog, will be only one

ONE STAR

febus | 1/5 |

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