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5 stars At first I should say thanks to one of PA legends Peter for re-notifying me of such a great album. My first and quick listen to NEKTAR (a long while before) has let me keep them at a distance, sadly, because of their soundscape at their golden age "far from psychedelic progressive / space rock". But yes, we can hear obvious diversity via their material ... they have eclectic elements like psychedelic, electronic, heavy, symphonic, or jazz, like Pink Floyd in Waters' era. This album "Recycled", that gives us a warning for environmental issues even these days, has been released as their 6th album in 1975. Like "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd released in the same year, this giant creation might cause a clear sensation for "attenuated progressive rock scene in near future" as an eclectic prog one flavoured with acceptable pop essence, I suppose. Let me say please, we should not forget such a massive intensive action plan, due to suffering progressive rock acts in mid-late 70s.

"Recycled" can be called as another rock opera, totally. "Recycled Part 1" upon Side A has definite sound heaviness, swiftness, and smoothness all around. There are not tragic matters but hopeful brilliant sunbeams. Suggest they had exerted supreme inspiration upon a younger Heavy Prog combo Rush ... especially as for one of their masterpieces "Hemisphere" released in 1978. Roy's "crying" guitar plays and enthusiastic voices must build the 'core' in the centre of this album for constructing a giant that would influence upon everybody upon the earth previously, now, and forever. The rhythm section Mo and Ron launched perfect rhythm basis beneath the ground, regardless of its complexity. Texture of "Recycled Part 2" upon Side B is not only heavy but also jazzy ... as though they might have claimed they not simply sit in a small world but explode out to the unlimited space. We can hear some peaceful moments apparently with slight loneliness only in the epilogue but really "It's All Over"? Big NO. We should do a lot from now on.

DamoXt7942 | 5/5 |


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