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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.94 | 524 ratings

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3 stars Compared to the space-rock of Tab In The Ocean, Nektar now took Yes as their main source of inspiration. As usual with this kind of imitative approach, the copycat fails in comparison to almost anything the original released. But the failure is far from dramatic here and Nektar sure doesn't have to be ashamed about this deserving attempt to be the next big prog thing.

Part one starts with an adequate Yes-y opening. It gradually becomes dreamier and offers nicely mellow psychedelic sympho with some soft-jazzy touches. They even remind me of the early Camel, so the Canterbury scene must have provided some ideas as well. At the very end, a disconnected bit with looping interwoven guitars fades in. Quite nice and a reason for space-fans to check out this album.

The second part is quite different. There are still some traces of Yes, most notably in the guitars, but the sung parts have changed to more regular classic rock type chords and melodies. Rather cliché and even cheesy at times. After a funky bit, things mellow out into a nice mellow ballad with a sure appeal to fans of Camel's Moonmadness. I also enjoy the funky bit at the end but overall the entire track feels like a couple of separate tracks that were mashed together only for the sake of having a side-long track. A sure commercial thing to do in those days. Not bad. Not too good neither.

Bonnek | 3/5 |


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