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Psychedelic/Space Rock

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4 stars Exactly one of the most Krautrock-proclaiming combos is the UK legend NEKTAR. The first album "Journey To The Centre Of The Eye' should be well characterized as a German rock with obvious acidity and subtle pop nuance. Every single song is not so long but clearly filled with power of psychedelia leaning towards Amon D''l II. It's fine for me to touch directly this Krauty flavour because such an atmospheric musical sensitivity cannot be herd via their other creations. Quite comfortable and addictive is guitar fuzzes and bubbling keyboard / mellotron vibes along with hallucinogenic, repetitive melody lines with hints of 60s psychedelic vanguards all over the world. Their unrefined, unpolished creativity or artificial, forced production (cannot feel they use sound effects skillfully, honest to say) through this debut album is good for me too

'Countenance' is a beautiful spacey ambience created with crying guitar plays and authentic mellotron streams. From 'The Dream Nebura Suite' until 'It's All In The Mind', weird and mysterious melody lines and inorganic psychedelic artifacts around the lines make me smiley. Guess lots of younger artists would have climbed the 'Nektar Mountain' up in early 70s. On the contrary, I see they would not have consolidated their purpose or the best way to go. Such a floating attitude of theirs is not so bad and the fans would tell them where they should go since then, I guess. Above all else, I can find my pleasure via their soundscape under construction for developing and getting innovative. At least for me, it's kinda happiness to find the same vein of a Japanese acid folk pride The Folk Crusaders in them.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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