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JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EYE

Nektar

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.76 | 342 ratings

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5 stars Review - #4 (Nektar - Journey To The Center Of The Eye)

Nektar has been able to create an astonishing work that takes you to another world, literally. The concept of the album follows an astronaut who is on a voyage to Saturn. But, he encounters aliens who take him to their galaxy where he is shown incredible knowledge and wisdom. Now that's a story! This album is able to maintain it's own identity while having influence from bands like Pink Floyd (especially their earlier work). The band line-up consists of Roye Albrighton (Guitars and Vocals), Mick Brockett (Liquid Lights), Allan "Taff" Freeman (Pianos), Ron Howden (Drums), and Derek "Mo" Moore (Bass).

The album begins with a prelude which immediately transfers you to the world that Nektar was able to create. From then on, you go on a psychedelic adventure which never becomes dull. One interesting thing to point out is that The Dream Nebula continues of both Side A and Side B of the album. That was a genius move by the band since it really brings both sides of the album into one cohesive piece. In addition, themes are repeated throughout the album which makes this journey feel even more compelling. I can't say that there is a stand out track on this album since every track is greatly composed and a masterpiece in its own right.

This album is definitely one of Nektar best pieces of music and deserves to be heard. The current rating on the Prog Archives (3.75/5), doesn't rightfully show what a masterpiece this album truly is. From beginning to end, this album is a joy to listen to and is highly recommended.

Journey To The Center Of The Eye - 5/5 (Prime)

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