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Nektar - A Tab In The Ocean CD (album) cover




Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.07 | 576 ratings

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4 stars Aah, yes, the old "Tab in the ocean" has to be one of my all time favourite prog albums. Hearing the tremendous music behind the glorious cover was sheer bliss. And still is, mind you, the odd 15 years after I first. Heard it. Listening to it again, for the first time in a year or two I still get the same sensation of joy and amazement. I've always stated that a song lasting anywhere between 15, 20, 25 or 30 minutes but feels like two must be some sort of masterpiece. The way the music flows in the title track is amazing. It pulsates, grooves, intrigues, fascinates and brings great pleasure, never allowing me as a listener to wander off elsewhere in the mind. I'm there, concentrated and stuck in the moment for the whole duration. That's class and classic, in my opinion. The remainder of the album is in similar quality - great music, steeped in hard rock but firmly grasping the progressive genre, encompassing space-rock. The music is intriguing but not too overly complex. There's much to discover but I find it to be likeable in an instant. The recording will not provide you with the clearest sound you'll ever hearbut for me that's besides the point. The music is what matters and though I sometime wish they'd been able to record it in a slightly more crisp way I now feel it's part of the charm. A true classic and a timeless album. Not in the sense it could have been recorded at anytime between then and now. It's a timeless album in the sense that it's just as good today that it was back then. Not dated, only matured and rich in taste.
GruvanDahlman | 4/5 |


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