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A TAB IN THE OCEAN

Nektar

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.08 | 569 ratings

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Priamus
3 stars A British-German experience.

Nektar, one of the forgotten bands from the seventies, were founded in Hamburg. Due to this fact the band was often compared to the Krautrock bands but I think they made different music than the most of this German bands. Maybe Nektar has some similarities to Eloy as they both plays some space rock in the vein of Pink Floyd. When you would describe Nektar in a short form you would call them a bit heavier version of Pink Floyd, though. The album starts with the 17 minutes long title track, which starts with a organ intro. The song has nice contrasting parts with a mellow and a harder side. This is definately a great piece of music. "Desolation valley" follows this path with a less harder side and adding a bit of Jazz to the mix. However, there are parts with rocking guitars. "Waves" sounds a lot like Hard Rock. The space rock is almost gone on this song. Crying in the Dark is a great ending track. Nice Hard Rock riffs and a nice instrumental part make this song to a remarkable song.

In conclusion, I would say that this album is worth buying. An interesting blend of Pink Floyd and Hard Rock with a hint of Krautrock. If you like Space Rock, especially Eloy, then you should buy this album, alone for this great cover.

Priamus | 3/5 |

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