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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.81 | 334 ratings

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3 stars Almost 'Ultravox-like' during the intro replete with wavy keyboards - then all of a sudden 'Supertramp' appear, kicking New Wave butts into touch. 'Ultravox' re-emerge with a vengeance using only synthesisers and wipe the floor clean with the still warm blood of 'Supertramp' forming pools on the floor.

Phew! what an opening... 'Recycled' is a strange one. Cod American accents that really annoy are lost in the gargantuan "BIG" sound that is created by Nektar on this very important and bombastic sounding album.

'Recycled' is loud, very proggy and is bursting at the seems with a full on sound that is quite unmatched for its time. There's no way this was recorded on 4 or 8 track that's for sure. It's easy to see why this recording polarises so many reviewers opinions. It's so damn loud, cocky and sure of itself, sounding a bit like 'Jesus Christ Superstar' in parts. There's also some dodgy disco goings on in 'Sao Paulo Sunrise' which will leave you scratching your head in bewilderment.

A really busy album which is far too full of ideas to make a coherent album. Personally I love this schizo chopping and changing from one style to another... and believe me, there's a hefty amount of that going on here.

'Nektar are not a band I'm particularly fond of but this one sounds really interesting to my ears due to the incessant information overload.

Dobermensch | 3/5 |


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