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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.94 | 520 ratings

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3 stars Nektar's signature: renewal at every album?

If I heard is right, Nektar never really went up with twice the same pattern in their long carreers. What's good with that? Well, if you're adventurous and dislike redundance. This way, Nektar discography is rich and varied but still carries the Nektar sound throughout time. What's bad about it? Well, sometimes Nektar really, and I mean really, hits the right spots. Some psychadelic pieces they did in Journey... and Tab in the OCean is totally trippy and hypnotic. Some stuff went into the same vein as the Barrett's period of the Floyd. And lord knows how cool this period was. So Journey and Tab in the Ocean really imbued my mind with their crazy voyages and sonic exploration.

With this the good psychadelica is pretty much out the window.

Out the hypnotic vocal and the never-end-spiral-riffs-LSD-influenced. On the vocal side, you like it or not. And I don't. Sounds like the same the Who did in the past. Not too bad, but Roger Daltrey and Peter Townsend are cleary not singing here! Not much organ either. But the definite and recognizable signature of Nektar is heard throughoutly, don't be afraid. The accent is put on guitar, but not in the heavy sense. The guitar are 95% soft and they pretty much escort the listener than lead.

Honestly, I was a bit sad to find this record a tad wishy-washy, a bit more fire and spice would've been nice. On the other side the melodies are growing on you the more and more you listen, as every good Nektar album should be.

If you thought Tab in the Ocean was too heavy and if Journey to the Center of the Eye was too trippy for you....consider this one.

Menswear | 3/5 |


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