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1.85 | 83 ratings | 8 reviews | 8% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1982

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Galen (2:45)
2. Nattdjurstid (5:52)
3. Timmar Av Glas (2:12)
4. Zepapo (3:23)
5. Identitetkris (4:37)
6. Inom Oss (3:28)
7. Speglarna (5:45)
8. Närmare (4:40)
9. Våntar En Storm (5:40)

Total time 38:22

Bonus tracks on 2016 remaster:
10. Cellskräck (5:04)
11. Bländad Kväll (4:13)
12. Arme Av Lust (4:21)

Line-up / Musicians

- Max Åhman / guitar, backing vocals
- Hans Lundin / synths, lead vocals
- Mats Lindberg / bass, backing vocals
- Ingemar Bergman / drums, backing vocals

Releases information

Artwork: Håkan Uppgren

LP Piglet Records ‎- PR 2006 (1982, Sweden)

CD Tempus Fugit ‎- TF VÖ 40 (2016, Germany) Remastered by Martin Igelström, remixed by Hans Lundin; 3 bonus tracks

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KAIPA Nattdjurstid ratings distribution

(83 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(4%)
Good, but non-essential (13%)
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Review by ZowieZiggy
1 stars Kaipa previous album was not really great to say the least. Partially AOR oriented it still held some symphonic and pleasant tracks. I have to admit that this album features even less interesting songs (actually none).

This album is more electro-pop oriented and I have to say that if I didn't really liked Mats Löfgren lead vocals on their previous two albums, I can't stand at all the one of Hans Ludin here. His role should be confined to what he's doing best: keyboards playing. Period. To be convinced, just have a listen to the dreadful title track. But I would recommend you to press the magical key: NEXT.

This album has NOTHING to do with symphonic prog. Of course, "Kaipa" is not the first one to have changed from musical direction during his life cycle. And it hurts. Just as it hurt with lots of other bands. To name them all would be a real hell of a job but you get the idea.

This album is a pitiful effort which is absolutely useless IMHHO. The worst being probably achieved with "Zepapo". In all honesty, I can't find a single good track. "Nattdjurstid" is just a juxtaposition of poor songs even if once in a while there are some better aspects ("Identitetskris").

You shouldn't really bother with this album. Their first three studio albums were far much more enjoyable. This one is only painful. From "Galen" (the opening track) to "Våntar En Storm", the closing one.

One star. Vocals are really UNBEARABLE.

Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
1 stars And I thought Händer was bad. This album is plain old nineteen eighties synth pop. I suppose Kaipa at this point were desperate to get played in the euro-discos, or something. Even as synth pop, it is a completely unmemorable album. Even after listening to it a few times in a row, the only thing I can recall is on the title track, Nattdjurstid, there is an unintentionally humourous point where a synth hand clap occurs, and the singers shout, sounding as if they were just (rightfully) slapped.

The group hid from view for over a decade after this turkey. I don't blame them.

Review by Matti
1 stars This album is so unbearable that it makes me laugh. Today I received three remaster CD's of KAIPA '78 - '82 to be reviewed. Knowing in advance this one is regarded as the worst of them, I listened to it at first, trying to be as open-minded as I could. Sure, the synth-oriented pop/rock of the early eighties can be pretty good, even if made by a former prog band. For example Duke (1980) by Genesis isn't a bad album at all, and Peter Gabriel re-invented himself and made his first masterpiece (1980). There are some elements in Nattdjurstid [= Time of Nocturnal Animals] not so far from these mentioned albums -- think of 'Man of Our Times', the worst track of Duke, or PG songs such as 'Not One of Us'. Another influence for KAIPA at this time must have been TALKING HEADS. Musically, this album does have a peculiar and relatively original nature and it would be worth multiple listens, but... the vocals are the final insult to my ears and steal the second star from my rating.

And it's the same guy, Hans Lundin, whose bright and deeply emotional vocals I appreciate a lot in the Kaipa debut (1975)! Here he's not actually singing, he is YELLING. This is why the only track I actually like is the instrumental 'Identitetskris'. Some of the songs would be interesting if only the vocals were good. They all are in a rather fast tempo and the playing often has clever angularity comparable to the 80's KING CRIMSON (yeah, I mean it).

The recent CD release by Tempus Fugit includes three bonuses, the single 'Cellskräck' / 'Bländad ikväll' plus the previously unreleased 'Armé av lust' from the album sessions, all quite similar to the album's stuff, but the less vocal-oriented 'Armé' is in fact one of the best tracks. Well, anywhere else than on a PROG site, maybe two stars would be earned...

Latest members reviews

2 stars There are stinkers like Timmar Av Glas on this album. But I found it an interesting listen. I really started to like the title track Nattdjurstid, but mainly on an outre rock level. The pulsing bass and saw mill guitar were really catchy. Skipping right over the aforementioned Timmar Av Glas , t ... (read more)

Report this review (#1911611) | Posted by axeman | Monday, April 2, 2018 | Review Permanlink

1 stars 1/10 From the series "bottom", a more infamous example. Heck, me neither. Again snapping my love for rock and '80s pop, but listen to an album as Nattdjurstid is an experience too painful to my ears. Kaipa had really hit rock bottom here: although they had done something slightly decent in ... (read more)

Report this review (#655804) | Posted by voliveira | Monday, March 12, 2012 | Review Permanlink

5 stars If You can see past the (almost futile) use of some electronic effects used in this recording, it stands out as the best Kaipa album up till the pause. "Väntar en storm" is outstanding. I got a CD copy made from a LP, and it is always with me in my car. I would love to have this reissued with ... (read more)

Report this review (#44398) | Posted by | Friday, August 26, 2005 | Review Permanlink

1 stars Finally, Hans Lundin found his way in music. kaipa, with Nattdjurstid, became a "new wave" band trying to "explore" some new territories as Depeche Mode, Ultravox or Kajagoogoo ( do you remember ? ). I beg your pardon if you find me too sarcastic but this CD is one of the worse I ever listened ... (read more)

Report this review (#41617) | Posted by | Thursday, August 4, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This album is a completely different story compared to the ones they've recorded before. "Nattdjurstid" ("Nightanimalstime), is on the whole a Hans Lundin effort, the leader, singer and keyboardist of the band. The record is filled with his haunted, screaming voice, which I know is too much fo ... (read more)

Report this review (#41557) | Posted by progrocklover | Thursday, August 4, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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