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REMEMBER THE FUTURE

Nektar

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.91 | 473 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Some varied opinions about this album that's for sure. My first taste of NEKTAR was with their "Recycled" album which I didn't like at all and rated it at 2 stars. Because of my dislike for that one i've held off listening to anything else by the band for some time. Fast forward to 2009 and I decide to check out "A Tab In The Ocean" and I am pleasantly surprised. A 4 star album in my opinion. So I quickly move on to "Remember The Future", and while it certainly has it's moments there's not nearly enough of them to give it more then 3 stars. The album is made up of two side long suites with recurring themes.

"Remember The Future-Part One" is kind of spacey to open as organ comes in briefly then it turns jazzy. Vocals a minute in. It turns sort of dreamy before 4 minutes and the vocals are back. It's heavier with guitar 11 1/2 minutes in and organ joins in too. A calm after 13 minutes. Drums then start to lead the way and it turns psychedelic a minute later.

"Remember The future-Part Two" is mellow to start. It kicks in before 1 1/2 minutes. It's mellow again as contrasts continue. Vocal melodies 7 1/2 minutes in. Some raw guitar after 12 1/2 minutes is great. A change a minute later to a lighter jazzier sound. It kicks back in before 16 minutes.

This just seems more accessible and lighter to me. Nothing about this album gets me excited or makes me want to play it again.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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