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REMEMBER THE FUTURE

Nektar

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.90 | 469 ratings

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memowakeman
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4 stars One year ago i was looking for new bands, new albums, isaw he name of Nektar, it caught my attention, so i decided to download (sorry) some of their songs, for some strange reason, the first song that i downloaded was Remember the Future Pt. 2, i listened to it several times, because i like it, i remember i said, what a great song, it`s almost 20 minutes, so after this i wanted to know more about it, i mean, where does this song belong, in which album. Then i realized that Remember the Future Pt. 2 was indeed the second part (and the last one) of a self titled album, so i got excited because i had to search only one more song to complete a Nektar`s album, and finally i got it, but, is it good?

Yes, but not the best in my humble opinnion, this is not that masterpiece that seems to be, this album remind me another great albums which only have 2 songs, Pt 1 and Pt 2 for example Ommadawn or A Passion Play, Nektar is considered a psychedelic space metal band, not so far from the truth, but actually i find them as a blend of rock , psychedelic and even jazz.

Remember the Future Part. 1, has become my favorite of both, despite the first that i loved was Pt. 2, i think it combines nice moods, some changes in time and tempo, and i like very much the sound of drums, i think the drummer is a fine man, and he makes more easy the work for the listeners. Also we can find good vocal harmonies, and a rythm guitar, keyboards making a nice background and great lyrics, im not a man who prefer lyrics instead music (i think anyone) the point is that i dont use to focus in lyrics, is not that important for men, but here they are a very important part of the album. After all, this first part is great, i enjoy it a bit more than the second, but anyway the other is also good.

Remember the Future Pt. 2, as i said above, i have to choose one best and one least track, this is the least, but it is not bad, in fact this is another great song, again an epic, almost 20 minutes , creating a creative psychedelic sound, but in this case i dont like the guitars, it has a particular sound over the song, which is a bit annoying for me, the music is also great, freaking vocals, and nice skills.

This was my first Nektar`s experience, and i immediatley realized that it is not one of my favorite bands, it is something missing that i dont really know, but however i think this album is indispensable for any prog lover.

So how many stars? 5... NO,. 4 are good for it, but really 3.5!

memowakeman | 4/5 |

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