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Psychedelic/Space Rock

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3 stars Very good album from the 70s ...

This classic album by Nektar was quite phenomenal by the time it was released. Unfortunately I did not pay enough attention to the album as by that time I was quite "busy" enjoying the music of Genesis whom at the same year released concept album as well 'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway' and also other bands like Pink Floyd, Gentle Giant, Yes, King Crimson. Ranked against other bands like I mention, Nektar was not in priority list to listen. So, I only played the album occasionally. Yes, Nektar was quite famous at that time because one of its songs was featured in a compilation cassette 'Rock Vibration 2' published by local magazine Aktuil. Most people who live in the 70s in my country knew very well Nektar at least from that compilation cassette.

'Remember The Future' is a very good album as the music flows nicely from every segment in the fisrt epic continued beautifully to the next epic (part2) of the music. The music is quite predominated by psychedelic sort of style even though there are some passages with classic rock style - especially the guitar part. There are changes of style as well as tempo as the music moves but most of them are managed smoothly so that we don't hear any sudden or abrupt changes in mode or style. If you like the kind of 70s music, of course you will enjoy this album as well. When it comes to taste, I'd better like the second part than the first. I can imagine if I have the vinyl, I might play the side 2 more than the side 1. But in digital era, we are so fortunate that we can enjoy the two parts like one cohesive whole. Now, talking about cohesiveness, this album has it all because you can taste the music nicely from start to end without being shocked by unplanned changes in styles or moods. Well, you can feel so during the part 2 of the album as the music moves in crescendo at approximately minute 8 of the part 2 music. There are some guitar fills that remind me to Steve Hackett as well even though they sound simpler than Hackett's. You can find also Floydian guitar work at this Part 2. It's enjoyable, really.

When this album is compared to 'Lamb Lies Down' or 'Dark Side of The Moon' or 'Close to The Edge' or 'Thick as a Brick' it's less challenging. However, I still consider this is a very good album from Nektar from its 70s archive. If you love prog music in 70s, you must have this album. 3.5 out of 5 stars. Keep on proggin' ...!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

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