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A TAB IN THE OCEAN

Nektar

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.07 | 576 ratings

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AtomicCrimsonRush
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Symphonic Team
5 stars A Tab in the Ocean is a prog classic of epic proportions.

The opening mini epic 'A Tab in the Ocean ' is an intricate narrative that shifts in metrical patterns and detours in multiple directions yet it all holds together beautifully. This is one of the best albums of the early 70s. Every section of the multi movement suite is dynamic.

'Desolation Valley' has a labyrinthine array of stabbing riffs, pounding drums, a clamour of keyboards and guitars that drive it to its incredible conclusion.

'Waves ' acts as a type of intermission. Peaceful, preparing us for the onslaught.

'Cryin' In The Dark' has a wonderful guitar riff and terrific vocal performance from Roye Albrighton.

This blends seamlessly into 'King of Twilight' both concert favourites and deservedly so.

In fact every track is undoubtedly the best Nektar has in the catalogue and they would not deny this, having used the majority of album material in their recent reunion DVD.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 5/5 |

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