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Psychedelic Progressive Rock

Progressive rock music has its roots in the mid 1960's psychedelic cultural phenomena. During that time the British Invasion and folk-rock bands began to expand the sonic possibilities of their music. These groups slowly started to abandon the concise verse-chorus-verse patterns of rock & roll, and moved towards fluid, free-form oriented song structures. Just as important was the incorporation of elements from Indian and Eastern music. Along them the principles of free-form jazz were included to the psychedelic sound, emphasising spontaneous emotions over calculated and estimated compositional constructions. Experimenting with new studio technology, electronically altering instruments and voices, was a part of this altered approach as well. Acid rock groups like THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE and CREAM stand as descriptive and popular examples of the path from psychedelic sunshine pop towards a more aggressive and distinct rock expression, in particular showcased in their improvised live performances.

The boundary dividing the "Experimental" and "Progressive" classification is a thin and at times contested one for this era. The pioneering psychedelic progressive rock bands to be found at www.progarchives.com will in most cases be found in the Proto-Prog section of the site. Amongst these pioneering outfits are acts like THE BEATLES, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE AND VANILLA FUDGE. Artists such as PINK FLOYD will not be found there though, as their career extended well beyond these first, formative years.

Psychedelic progressive rock music may contain the elements previously described in varying combinations, but the artistic perspective of progressive rock is another factor. Some psychedelic rock bands stuck to the mid 1960's beat rock style in purist form, not partaking in the experimental development of the impressionistic possibilities of psychedelic rock music others spearheaded. The evolution of the psychedelic depth within a progressive context could be seen for instance in the 1960's recordings of ARCADIUM and BABY GRANDMOTHERS. One good example of early 70's Continental European progressive psychedelic rock is the album by AHORA MAZDA, and from Britain JADE WARRIOR's early efforts fuse psychedelic rock and ethnic music. Current artists exploring the vintage 60's/70's style and sound are acts like THE SPACIOUS MINDS and ACID MOTHER'S TEMPLE.

The entire Western pop culture scene was influenced by the psychedelic culture to some extent, including other prog genres such as Prog Folk. In Germany, artists influenced by the British psychedelic movement formed their own genre called KRAUTROCK. The pioneering early 70's bands in this genre represent the progressive acid rock sound of Germany, experimenting with long instrumental improvisations, emphasizing the use of psychedelic effects and weird electronic sounds. Some examples are artists like AMON D▄▄L, ASH RA TEMPEL, CAN, G─A, NECRONOMICON and YATHA SIDHRA. The PROGRESSIVE ELECTRONIC style emerged from Krautrock. Some of the most influential artists of this genre, such as TANGERINE DREAM and KLAUS SCHULZE, explored a distinct psychedelic musical style at first, which was influential for the development of the "space rock" sound:


Progressive Space Rock

The late 1960's psychedelic rock scene also spawned the birth of the space rock genre. The pioneering acts of this genre assimilated krautrock elements like repetitive hypnotic beats and electronic/ambient soundscapes as they moved away from the common musical and compositional approach. The synthesizer with its bubbling tones and spacey patterns, provoking a gliding flow, is a typical instrument of this genre. Guitars are by preference played with glissando technique and delay/echo effects are heavily used, and elements originating from reggae/dub are fairly common. Several bands combine their live performances with trippy lightshows using random fractals. Albums in this genre will often include at least one long meandering jam based on a main theme, where loops and wavelike fluctuations provides slight variations to this structural foundation.

Stories, images, song titles and album names referring to cosmic themes are fairly common features of the genre. HAWKWIND's live album "Space Ritual" is said to be the ultimate space rock album due to the collaboration with sci-fi author Michael Moorcock. His lyrics are performed by a narrator and underlaid with synth elements. PINK FLOYD can be regarded as pioneers of spacey music during the band's early phase, as exemplified by certain tracks from "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" or the stirring live performance of "Careful With That Axe Eugene" from "Ummagumma". GROBSCHNITT provides another fine example of classic space rock with their epic effort "Solar Music". Other bands explored the space rock sound for a limited time period only. GONG released groundbreaking albums in the genre at the start of their career, while British hard rock band UFO released the extraordinary album "Flying - One Hour Space Rock" as their sole contribution to the genre in 1971.

A space rock scene can be found in most countries sporting artists producing music with a western-oriented or influenced sound. Swedish bands are known for a brisk exchange of musicians among each other. The "Strange Daze" festivals from 1997-2000 showcased the American space rock scene. Japan is an inexhaustible reservoir of artists exploring both psychedelic progressivce rock and progressive space rock. Representative examples of the style are bands such as ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE with their focus on long grooving improvisations, QUARKSPACE and OZRIC TENTACLES with their stronger emphasis on electronic elements and VESPERO and HIDRIA SPACEFOLK with their inclusion of ethnic-originating musical components. Other groups like ESCAPADE and THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS represent an avantgarde approach to the genre, whereas SUBARACHNOID SPACE and KINSKI are examples of artists that provide transitions to the post rock genre.


The boundaries of Psychedelic Progressive Rock connected with Stoner Rock and Acid Folk

The 1960's and 70's were a time of liberation, a time of rebellion against rigid rules and strict moral boundaries. In those "freedom of expression" days, an artist would typically herald their liberal attitudes as a mind-expanding trip on stage together with the audience in two ways. One was to realize audio/visually the visual and auditory hallucination as it was, and another was to play their repertoire spiritually and improvisationally under the trip. As for the latter approach, they devoted themselves solely to slow-to-mid tempo playing with low-tuned guitars in a heavy and expansive manner for playing steadily under this twilight condition. In the same time period, this approach to the musical trip was also taken on by some artists especially in the hard rock and heavy metal scene. This new style, drenched in heavy and downer psychedelia, was called "Stoner Rock". The name originates from the expression "stoned", referring to people in altered states of mind while under the influence of psychedelic substances. The Stoner Rock genre was universalized "as a strict musical style only" by the Industrial Grunge Rock genre that gained worldwide popularity in the early 1990s. The common denominator of all the artists mentioned is the representation of their personal cultural and political backgrounds, whilst playing slow-paced depressive songs with heavy guitars and echoic rumbling drums as the dominating features. Most of current outfits claiming to be the so-called Psychedelic Heavy Progressive Rock ones should be much influenced by the traditional Stoner or Grunge Rock as well as the early Psychedelic Progressive Rock. They can be considered as a borderline case between Psychedelic Progressive, Heavy Progressive, and Progressive Metal.

"Acid Folk" can be mentioned as another musical style with hallucinogenic approach. Psych Folk or Psychedelic Folk are other names for this genre, and is vaguely defined as a rock subgenre due to the mixture of folk rock and psychedelic rock. This is a style lacking in strict definitions, and it is contested whether or not the term was actually used at what is deemed the dawn of the genre. It's an undeniable fact that the Acid Folk scene gained some popularity by the efforts of artists in "The Folk Revivalism", but it's important to remember that there were two distinctly different approaches taken by those who helped shape the genre in the mid 1960's. Some folk singers approached a psychedelic rock structure as was popular at that time, while some psychedelic rock outfits tried to absorb and incorporate techniques and elements from folk rock. Both have great importance in the development of Acid Folk, and this may be the reason that strict definitions of the genre cannot be given. In view of the history, it's no exaggeration to claim that TYRANNOSAURUS REX, SYD BARRETT or THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND in UK rock scene seasoned the "traditional" Acid Folk with a more progressive spice. They, as eccentric or heretical rock outfits, accepted and incorporated Middle-Eastern and Oriental elements or instruments, and the result was the foundation for the current progressive Acid Folk movement. And in the Eastern parts of the world, different acid streams was provided by artists such as TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS or MAGICAL POWER MAKO who exerted a great influence on younger progressive bands. Their amazing achievements resides in the twilight zone between the Prog Folk and Psychedelic Prog subgenres.


A path that never ends

In addition of the styles described, psychedelic elements can be found in many other genres of progressive rock. The psychedelic cultural explosion had an immense influence on the western popular culture, and traces of it can still be heard also outside of progressive rock circles. The collective techno rave parties carry on the legacy of the audiovisual attack from the PINK FLOYD concerts in 1968, to cite one example. As the psychedelic movement was a large cultural phenomenon, it is difficult (and maybe unnecessary) to fence it to a clear category. Psychedelic progressive rock has been developing towards several different directions over time, and the task of classifying them as distinct genres and sub-genres is an ever ongoing process, often loaded with strong opinions. The psychedelic rock artists which are not considered as progressive in style are not listed in the databse of www.Progarchives.com. This in order to maintain the site's scope to be a progressive rock reference.

The aim of this description is to be a tool of reference for potential and existing fans of the genre, and we hope that this will aid those who read it to a better understanding of the genre as well as to enjoy and discuss the subject at hand both in the forums of the Progarchives website as well as in other places online and offline both.


Psychedelic Rock / Space Rock team April 2010

Space rock definition by Rivertree
The boundaries of psychedelic progressive rock chapter by DamoXt7942
Other text by Eetu Pellonpńń
with kind guidance and support by Windhawk



The responsibility for the psych/space, indo/raga, krautrock and prog electronic subgenres is taken by the PSIKE team,
currently consisting of
- Sheavy
- Meltdowner
- siLLy puPPy
- Rivertree



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Latest Psychedelic/Space Rock Music Reviews


 The Early Years 1970 Devi/ation by PINK FLOYD album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2017
4.00 | 3 ratings

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The Early Years 1970 Devi/ation
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by tdfloyd

4 stars Devi/ation, the fourth of the boxes to come out of The Early Years big box set, Deviation is my favorite. This is not based on the DVD on this or any of the boxsets as I think of them as watch once and pretty much done.

This starts off with the a song I have heard about but never heard, The live band only version of Atom Heart Mother from a 1970 concert in Montreux. Roger Waters introduces the song by saying the original has brass and choir but they have a version when they do not have them. Over the years both Waters and Gilmour have had nothing good to say about the original and I have to disagree with them but this version is stunning. It cuts the song down to the bone and instead of ruining a side-long track, creates a different version of an already great track. Out of the whole big box, this was the track that I really wanted tp hear. It did not disappoint.

The rest of the first disc is from a BBC session in July 1970 and they run through many of their concert staples at the time. Embryo, which was never released on a PF studio album, is given the expanded treatment and clocks in at 11 minutes. The next track is a short version of Fat Old Sun which usually gets a long Gilmour electric guitar solo when played live but here it plays as a quiet acoustic number. Floyd has better live versions than this. Green is the Colour is given a short but solid workout , Careful with that Axe is extended with Roger screaming like only he can and the quiet If sticks close to the original. Disk One closes out with a full blown version of Atom Heart Mother with choir, cello and brass ensembles. The two versions are different enough that the listener is more than happy to hear it twice.

Disk two is outtakes, remixes and unreleased songs from the movie Zabriskie Point. There are a handful of standout tracks, (Aeroplane, Explosion, Take Off, Love Scene (Take 2)) and the rest are not thrilling but everything is worth a listen. If youre paying attention, some parts of these songs show up as part of later tracks. The most recognizable is Riot Scene, which is reworked and embellished on Dark Side Of The Moon as the fabulous Us and Them. To close the CD portion of the box set, is an early version of , you guessed it, Atom Heart Mother. OK, by this time I really didn't need another take but there is nothing wrong with this version. It is quite close to the released version so it really didn't need to be ere. Of note is that Nick Mason gets more room to roam on this take.

Overall, I would give the first CD a 5 and the second a 3.5 so I'll give it a strong 4 stars.

 Baby Grandmothers by BABY GRANDMOTHERS album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2007
3.79 | 23 ratings

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Baby Grandmothers
Baby Grandmothers Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by TCat
Collaborator Eclectic / Prog Metal / Heavy Prog Team

3 stars Baby Grandmothers is a band that formed way back in 1967. In the very short time they were together (1967-1968), they recorded one single and an album which is now considered an underground psychedelic classic. Since they never toured outside of Sweden except for opening for Jimi Hendrix in 1968, they never really gained worldwide popularity until 2007 when Subliminal Records got their hands on copies of their studio and live material and then released it as this album. So, the music you hear on this album is from those years, much of it had appeared on the classic album they released and also on the single. The band line-up from that original group was Kenny Hakansson (guitar), Bella Ferlin (bass) and Pelle Ekman (drums).

The album starts out with the two songs that made up the single. 'Somebody Keeps Calling My Name'. The single cut only lasted 7 minutes, but this album version is over 9 minutes. This is one of their rare songs that included vocals, and when you hear the vocals, you understand why. It's the psychedelic jams that this band was locally famous for and for what gave them the sudden delayed popularity some 40 years later. The recording is not the best, but it is what you would expect from the time that it was recorded (1968) for a live and probably soundboard recording. As is the case with much of their recorded material, the music starts with a slow jam and then about halfway through, it speeds up, becoming noisy and chaotic at the end. Even though the line up is pretty basic, the music packs a wallop, a noisy psychedelic, space jam of the style that Sweden made famous. 'Being is More than Life' is the flip side of the single. This one is more pensive and slow and over its 6 minutes, it becomes heavy with feedback and loudness with a solid bass line.

The next three tracks are the 'meat' of this album. They come from a performance at their regular concert venue, Klubb Filips in Stockholm in late October of 1967. This is where you get to really experience their heavy jamming power, starting with 'Bergakungen' (over 16 minutes), followed by a repeat of 'Being is More than Life', this time extending it out beyond 19 minutes. This was not a strange thing for this band as they were known to jam on for hours. These mind melting psych trips are excellent examples of the movement that was going on back then, and demonstrate where this sound that is so popular today came from. These people were the innovators, the pioneers of the psychedelic jams. The third track from this venue is a 7 minute jam called 'St. George's Dragon', a not-so-interesting and minimal sounding jam.

In order to prove that these were not just one off jams, there are two short tracks that provide snippets from another show in Finland in 1968.

After touring with Hendrix, the band dissolved into 'Mecki Mark Men' who would become the first Swedish rock band to tour the U.S. Hakansson would later be influential in creating the Swedish folk-psych sound. After the emergence of this album in 2007, Baby Grandmothers would put out a surprise album in 2018 called 'Merkurius', their one and only studio album. I highly recommend that album over this one mostly because of the better sound and production. However, the band would have forever gone unnoticed outside of their own home country, where they became one of the most influential groups to give us the psychedelic sound of Sweden that is so popular today. It's a shame that all we have now is this not so great sounding album to document their music from back in the day, but at least we have this recording and the band was willing to come together to do a more recent album. It's not perfect, but it is a better idea of how their music sounds in studio. This album, however, is a bit hard to listen to because of the sound quality, and the long jams can be a bit tiring. The album is valuable more as a historical context than anything else, but for enjoyment value, only hardcore psych fans or collectors will be interested.

 The Other Side by NEKTAR album cover Studio Album, 2020
4.13 | 43 ratings

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The Other Side
Nektar Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Atomic Relic

5 stars The new studio album by Nektar ( The Other Side ) is a return to form for Nektar. This album sounds like a classic Nektar album and I think its Nektar's best album since the 1970's. This album has 3 original members on it. The members are Derek "Mo" Moore ( bass, vocals ), Ron Howden ( drums, vocals ) and Mick Brockett ( Illumination ). The band also has Ryche Chlanda ( guitar, lead vocals ). Ryche was in the band in 1978 for few months. Another member of the band is Randy Dembo ( bass, 12-string guitar ) he played with Nektar in the 2000's. and finally there is also Kendall Scott ( keyboards ) who just joined the band in 2019. This album made through Kickstarter. Now lets review the songs.

I'm on Fire - This song starts off the album well with its rocking beat and guitar musicianship. Right away i realize this is going to be a classic Nektar album. Derek "Mo" Moore Sings on this song and does a pretty good job. I also really enjoyed the instrumental in the middle of the song ( one thing you will realize is that i like a lot of instrumentals in this album ) ( 4/5 )

Skywriter - This song starts off with a mysterious guitar riff and then the song starts and you can hear Ryche's singing. His vocals are very beautiful in this song. This song gives me a Beatles vibe whenever I hear the chorus. I also really enjoyed guitar during the instrumental. Ryche did a great job on this track. I also really liked the grand feeling of the instrumental, especially with the choir in the background. ( 4.5/5 )

Love Is / The Other Side - This is the epic of the album. This song is on par with some of Nektar's early epics such as ( Remember the Future Pt.1 and A Tab in the Ocean ) that's how good this song is! It starts off great right away with all the instruments fitting together very nicely and the musicianship on this song is spectacular. This is one of the best Progressive Rock songs I have heard in a long time, It never gets boring and keeps you interested throughout the entire song. The song is just awesome! ( 5/5 )

Drifting - This song comes right after the epic Love Is / The Other Side and it doesn't disappoint in the slightest. This is probably the darkest song in the album. But the song is beautiful at the same time. The keyboards on this song, they were great. Very unique for Nektar. Great track. ( 5/5 )

Devils Door - The guitar and vocals during the first 1:17 of the song is Roye Albrighton ( The lead singer for Nektar from 1969 - 2016 when he passed away ) and the switching ear to ear effect that you hear in the beginning of the song was the producer who passed away. They used old audio and put it in the beginning of the song in their memory. I love that they did that, it made me emotional the first time I did learned that they did that. The song itself is also amazing! its a great Nektar track. Everything is good on this one. ( 5/5 )

The Light Beyond - This song is only 2:51 which makes it the shortest song on the album. I wish this song was used as a intro to another song on the album rather then being used a separate track. But even though the song is short, it still is a stunning track. Reminds me of something Yes would do. ( 4.5/5 )

Look Thru Me - This song didn't right away sound like a something Nektar would make. But it is still a great song and I am very glad it made it onto this album. The acoustic guitar on this track is also very pleasant. This is a very calming song. I really enjoyed this song. ( 4.5/5 )

Y Can't I B More Like U - When I read the song title I expected this song to be a silly pop song. But I was very wrong! This song is fantastic. Reminds me of a Beatles song mixed with a Nektar song a bit. I really enjoyed Ryche's vocals here. The drums were also rocking during the instrumentals. ( 4.5/5 )

Overall this album was fantastic. It sounded like a classic Nektar album. This album just blew me away! I was totally taken my surprise on how good this was. I think this could be one of Nektars top 5 best albums. I think the only bad thing about this album was the lyrics. I wish they would have gone in more a Tab in the Ocean style for the lyrics. But they lyrics on this album are still pleasant. I really loved this album. ( 4.5/5 )

 Night Lands by DEAD SEA APES album cover Studio Album, 2020
3.95 | 2 ratings

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Night Lands
Dead Sea Apes Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by TCat
Collaborator Eclectic / Prog Metal / Heavy Prog Team

4 stars Manchester psych/space rock band "Dead Sea Apes" started out as a trio of Brett Savage on guitar, Chris Hardman as drummer and Nick Harris on bass and have established themselves as an exploratory band mixing a certain element of post rock with their wandering psych trips on instrumental and blissful improvisational wanderings. Their February 2020 release entitled "Night Lands" is no exception to this, with 3 slow and wandering tracks, however now the trio has through time expanded to a quintet. This growth has been noticed in their music as it becomes fuller and more intense. From the original trio, Savage and Hardman remain, but have brought in Jack Toker on the bass and added keyboardist Alistair Reid and a 2nd guitar (to bring in a heavier post rock sense to the music) in Nik Rayne. Whether the addition of Rayne will be permanent or temporary is not made clear, but the extra guitar solidifies the overall sound of the band which gives the music more direction.

The fact that they have achieved this goal of mixing psych/space with post rock is quite evident in the slow burning "No Friends But the Mountains", a 21 minute track of dark, wandering guitars, that nevertheless develop their jam off of a more melodic line than what you might hear from the many other psychedelic bands that have emerged lately. The keyboards add a certain additional degree of psych sound to the music, smoothing out the foundation and allowing the guitars to explore more freely. This obviously gives more depth to the music, and the slow crawl of this long track gives them plenty of time to develop the sound that they are reaching for. The track is replete with slow developing passages that grow in intensity and the slowly back off again becoming more pensive. This formula repeats itself several times through the track, never really becoming abrasive, but still reaching a climax and then backing off of it smoothly. The changes through the long track are slow to take shape and can almost be unnoticed as the listener sinks into the music.

The music of these tracks is all generated from live, in-studio jams, all improvised with an overall nocturnal feel. The music is dark supposedly to give the impression that the listener is in familiar territory, but the darkness makes it seem unfamiliar and alien, allowing the mind to conjure up strange scenarios. "Night Lands", the 2nd track continues this style, beginning without drums allowing the musicians to slowly bring their minds together. Eventually, a slow percussive tap starts to slowly drive the music forward as everyone finds their place in the universe of this track. The music flows and slowly intensifies, this time promising a heavier payoff with the guitars becoming more impatient and the keys stirring things up with more purpose in their sound. Before 5 minutes, a post-rock style melodic riff finds its way into the fray, and the darkness becomes more threatening and dangerous. Things tend to back off around 8 minutes, but then psychedelic elements and effects drive the intensity up again and things eventually level out allowing the music to just flow along angrily.

The last track is "A Slow Heart Beats Hard" and begins with hard and heavy guitars churning out a riff while the keys spew forth a metallic and grinding layer. This one give the impression of being a thicker track from the beginning, taking things to a post-metal level, sounding like a "Pelican" jam with psych elements. This comparison eventually distances itself a bit by adding brighter keys to the dark guitars. Through it's relatively short duration of 9 minutes, the exploration in this track allows for little dynamic change, staying loud, murky and solid with bursts of melodic improvisation coming out from time to time over the grinding background. Even though the accompaniment is tonal, it almost acts as a drone over which the band members can freely begin to improvise when they want to do something that stands out.

This music is deep and dark, yet never really gets abrasive. It has the definite psychedelic vibe to it, but uses post-rock to keep a thematic flow to each track. Concentrating on the music will only put you into trance-like state that comes from the psychedelic aspect of the music, but the post-rock aspect adds the dynamic and direction so that it never really wanders off into aimless territory. It's not an album to put on for easy listening however. The music stays dark and never complex, but that is what you would expect. There is a level of enjoyment to it all though, and that allows the album to manage a 4 star rating, most of that coming from the use of both guitarists, and the keyboards just gives it all more depth.

 A Tab In The Ocean by NEKTAR album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.08 | 589 ratings

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A Tab In The Ocean
Nektar Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Atomic Relic

5 stars This album came out in 1972 and was Nektar's second studio album. The album consists of 5 songs and trust me when I say those 5 songs never get boring, and every song brings something new to the album. Now lets review each song individually.

A Tab in the Ocean - What can I say? not only is this one of the best epics ever made. Its one of the best songs in Prog Rock. With the sounds of the waves in the beginning and the the awesome guitar to start the song off. Then the drums come in with the piano which creates a amazing atmosphere that takes you to another place. The entire song is just incredible. The vocals and guitar work are pretty much perfect. Roye did a great job here. The drums, piano, bass are also perfect for the song. The song never seems to get stall and the journey this song takes you on is exciting throughout it. You can really feel the emotion in the song. The instrumentals are great as well. These guys really put a lot of work and dedication in this song, and album as you will see. ( 5/5 )

Desolation Vally / Waves - This song starts off with a very cool guitar part and then it calms down and Roye starts to sing in a mellow and chill way with nice calm piano in the background, but that does not last long. Then the song speeds up agains and goes into a more rocking section that does not disappoint. well, in general, the entire song does not disappoint. The great guitar work on this song is really evident throughout the entire song. The ending to the song ( Waves ) is just beautiful to say the least. this is another great Nektar piece (4.5/5 )

Cryin' In the Dark - The previous song ( Waves ) fades right into this song and makes it feel like you are listening to the same song. I really enjoyed the piano and guitar work in this song. The musicianship on this song is good as well. I get a Emerson Lake & Palmer vibe with Roye's vocal on this song, which I think work very well on this track. The instrumental towards the end of this song also gives me a early Iron Maiden feeling. This song is just awesome! ( 5/5 )

King of Twilight - Wow, this song is good! It starts of with a excellent rocking beat with amazing vocals. Then after that it goes into a instrument that just blows you away. When the beginning of the song comes back again it just gives you goosebumps. This is a great song ( 5/5 )

Overall this album is one of those albums that you always come back too, Even if you have heard it 20+ times, it just never gets old. With a outstanding epic ( A Tab In the Ocean ) and the rest of the songs on side B, this album definitely one of the best pieces of Progressive Rock music. ( 5/5 )

 More (OST) by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1969
3.15 | 1304 ratings

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More (OST)
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by PrimeReviewsMusic

3 stars Review - #6 (Pink Floyd - More)

More... but not too much more. This is the third studio album and first soundtrack album coming out from the prog rock legends Pink Floyd. The year is 1969, around a year after their frontman Syd Barrett left the band due to the problems going in his life beginning to interfere with the bands priorities. However, even though Syd Barrett is not on the album, you can tell that the rest of the members are still trying to find their own identity after Syd Barret's leaving.

The first side of the album is where the best is found. The first song, Cirrus Minor continues a trend which is found throughout the rest of Side A (Besides 1 exception). That trend is having a relaxing and sometimes beautiful atmosphere surrounding the song. Maybe it's due to the folk like style in most of the songs and with many songs relying on just the acoustic guitar and some singing to back it up. But, the real shocker comes in with the 2nd song on the album, The Nile Song. When you first hear it, you are unsure if this is really Pink Floyd. This is definitely the band at their heaviest and it's done well. It is a real gem of Pink Floyd's catalogue that is completely "unique". We'll come back to those quotations later. Nonetheless, the rest of Side A has some good songs including Crying Song, Green is the Color, Up the Khyber, and Cymbeline which have some real character to them.

Now, this is where the term soundtrack really comes in. Side B starts off good enough with the Main Theme. This song has some instrumental performances from the band which is done pretty well. But, remember when I said "unique" earlier? The song Ibiza Bar seems to be a lesser version of The Nile Song. I'm guessing it was only written to fill in a spot for the movie and it kind of shows. This is where the album begins to lower in quality a bit, it's still good, but not as good as what came before it. One song that comes later on is Quicksilver. It is a psychedelic landscape piece that takes you on an adventure for several minutes. Though, I'm unsure if it's an adventure I really wanted to be on? But it was still enjoyable.

Throughout the album you will find that there are many great moments, and some moments that don't really stick. You can really feel the identity crisis Pink Floyd is going through after their frontman, Syd Barret left. However, it is still an enjoyable listen that should be heard by fans of Pink Floyd and prog alike.

More - 3/5

 More (OST) by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1969
3.15 | 1304 ratings

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More (OST)
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Atomic Relic

3 stars This album came out in 1969 and was the soundtrack for the movie More. Overall this album has a couple pleasant songs and a couple songs that make you leave confused on why them on the album. Now let's get into the songs on this album

Cirrus Minor - The first song on the album. It has some nice bird sound effects in the background and has some pleasant vocals and acoustic guitar. Overall this song is a nice little song. But nothing out of this world. ( 3.5/5 )

The Nile Song - The second song on the album. This song took me surprise the first time I heard it. It sounded nothing like a Pink Floyd song, but it still was a song that I really appreciated. With the heavy guitar and unique drum sounds it was a great surprise. Sometimes I wish Pink Floyd made a entire album with songs like The Nile Song in the album. ( 4.5/5 )

Crying Song - This song left me bored and not impressed. The vocals were fine but nothing out of this world amazing. The guitar solo towards the end of the song was one of the saving graces of the song. overall the song would be a ( 2.5/5 )

Up the Khyber - This song has some great piano work by Richard Wright and the drums really rock in this song. It's definitely a unique Pink Floyd song to say the least. But I enjoyed it. ( 4/5 )

Green is the Color - The second best song on this album in my opinion. David's voice just beautiful and the guitar goes along with the piano very nicely. It never gets boring and leaves you feeling relaxed throughout the entire song ( 4.5/5 )

Cymbaline - " it's high tide, Cymbaline ". This is my favorite song on the album and this has been one of my top 20 favorite Pink Floyd songs for a while now. it's just a great song. The piano really carry's the song and the drums really fit in this song well. ( 5/5 )

Party Sequence - What can I say about this song. You can tell this one was made for the movie. But even though you can tell it's made for the movie, I still like the song, the drums are interesting as well. The only thing bad thing here is that the song is short. ( 3/5 )

Main Theme - just like Party Sequence this is obviously made for the movie. But also just like Party Sequence I enjoyed this song. Even a little more then Party Sequence. I liked the piano and guitar in this song as well. ( 4/5 )

Ibiza Bar - This song has a very similar feeling to The Nile Song but isn't as good as The Nile song. Don't get me wrong. This song is still a rocking and a one of a kind Pink Floyd song, but I feel like it could have been worked on a bit more to bring it to the same level as The Nile Song. ( 4/5 )

More Blues - was anyone really asking for more blues though? Eh, this song starts off and you feel like it can go somewhere but it never really goes anywhere. The drums are also stagnant throughout the entirety of the song until it changes in a unimpressive way towards the end of the song. This is one of those songs you should skip on the album ( 2/5 )

Quicksilver - this is just ambient track that was made for the More movie. The keyboards go on for 7 minutes and I feel like they could have used those 7 minutes in a better way. ( 2.5/5 )

A Spanish Piece - Um... this is just a weird song. The talking in the song ruins it completely. It's extremely unenjoyable and annoying. ( 1.5/5 )

Dramatic Theme - I don't really know why this is called " Dramatic Theme " since it's not really dramatic at all. The guitar was was different and interesting at least. It's definitely better then the previous song A Spanish Piece. ( 2.5/5 )

Overall the album has a few enjoyable songs and some of the songs are very unique for Pink Floyd. I would recommend this album after you have heard every other Pink Floyd album. ( 3/5 )

 Journey To The Centre Of The Eye by NEKTAR album cover Studio Album, 1971
3.76 | 342 ratings

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Journey To The Centre Of The Eye
Nektar Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by PrimeReviewsMusic

5 stars Review - #4 (Nektar - Journey To The Center Of The Eye)

Nektar has been able to create an astonishing work that takes you to another world, literally. The concept of the album follows an astronaut who is on a voyage to Saturn. But, he encounters aliens who take him to their galaxy where he is shown incredible knowledge and wisdom. Now that's a story! This album is able to maintain it's own identity while having influence from bands like Pink Floyd (especially their earlier work). The band line-up consists of Roye Albrighton (Guitars and Vocals), Mick Brockett (Liquid Lights), Allan "Taff" Freeman (Pianos), Ron Howden (Drums), and Derek "Mo" Moore (Bass).

The album begins with a prelude which immediately transfers you to the world that Nektar was able to create. From then on, you go on a psychedelic adventure which never becomes dull. One interesting thing to point out is that The Dream Nebula continues of both Side A and Side B of the album. That was a genius move by the band since it really brings both sides of the album into one cohesive piece. In addition, themes are repeated throughout the album which makes this journey feel even more compelling. I can't say that there is a stand out track on this album since every track is greatly composed and a masterpiece in its own right.

This album is definitely one of Nektar best pieces of music and deserves to be heard. The current rating on the Prog Archives (3.75/5), doesn't rightfully show what a masterpiece this album truly is. From beginning to end, this album is a joy to listen to and is highly recommended.

Journey To The Center Of The Eye - 5/5 (Prime)

 The Other Side by NEKTAR album cover Studio Album, 2020
4.13 | 43 ratings

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The Other Side
Nektar Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by PrimeReviewsMusic

4 stars Review - #2 (Nektar - The Other Side)

So far, this year has been great for progressive rock and Nektar's new album is no exception. After their lead vocalist, Roye Albrighton passed away in 2016 I had doubts about the band and how they would be able to continue. However, after listening to this album my fears turned out to not be false. The new vocalist, Ryche Chlanda, will never live up to what Roye Albrighton brought to the band. But he does a pretty good job nonetheless. I have to say, the vocals brought to the band fit well with Nektar's current music. The album even feels like somewhat of a return to form of classic Nektar.

When listening to the album, it was difficult to point out which song stands out the most. But for me, the 18 minute epic Love Is / The Other Side was the highlight of the album. The different array of styles and musicianship used throughout the song is breathtaking. But, other songs such as Look Thru Me really showcases Ryche Chlanda's great vocals while providing a new, interesting sound for the band. And sealing it all together are the great musicians which consists of Randy Dembo (Bassist), Derek "Mo" Moore (Bassist), Ryche Chlanda (Vocals and Guitarist), Kendall Scott (Keyboards), Ron Howden (Drums), and to top it off Mick Brockett (Visual Effects) who's been with the band since the late 60's.

However, this album is not "perfect". In some songs, I feel that the drums could be a bit overbearing. But, it never gets too distracting. In addition, the song The Light Beyond is a great song but it feels more like an intro rather then a singular song. I still truely believe that this album will stand the test of time and become one of Nektar's classics. From its slower songs to the more fast and rocking songs, it never becomes dull.

The Other Side - 4.5/5

 The Early Years Continu/ation 1967-1974 Sessions by PINK FLOYD album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2016
3.10 | 2 ratings

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The Early Years Continu/ation 1967-1974 Sessions
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by TCat
Collaborator Eclectic / Prog Metal / Heavy Prog Team

3 stars Introduction

Pink Floyd's 'The Early Years' full box set contains 7 volumes of CDs, DVD/BluRays, and other paraphernalia, each volume focuses on different periods of time between 1967 -1972. Every one of these volumes are also available as stand-alone box sets for those that want to only focus on certain specific sections of Pink Floyd's history, at least the history of mostly unreleased materials and what not. Up to this point, I've looked at each stand alone volume, and this review will focus on the last volume, #7.

Volume 7 is interesting as the stand-alone compilation is the most rare of all of them. Originally, it was exclusive to the full box set, however, the CD from that box set was released in Japan a year before the other volumes were offered as stand alone options. The 7th stand alone volume is called 'The Early Years: Cotinu/ation 1967-1974 Sessions'. There is one major item missing from this compilation that is offered in the complete box set, and that is the two video discs (DVD/Blu-ray). So, that is one major drawback for the completionist that is interested in the stand alone volumes. However, the CD itself is exactly the same as the CD in the complete box set. We'll talk about that later, in the 'What's Missing' section. For now, lets look at the CD.

CD

The thing with this volume is that it goes back to 1967 and picks up all the odds and ends that were not on the previous volume, so in that respect, it doesn't focus on exact years like the other volumes.

The first six tracks from this collection are recorded from a BBC Radio Session recorded on September 25, 1967. Syd Barrett is still in the band for this performance, but as a result, it is missing David Gilmour. The set starts off with 'Flaming' and continues with a pretty faithful rendition of this and 3 other early and familiar tracks 'The Scarecrow', 'The Gnome' and 'Matilda Mother'. The performances are heavy on the psychedelic effects and almost childlike lyrics of the Barrett era, a bit heavy on the keys in the recordings. Those familiar with these songs will notice the minor differences between these and the studio versions, and that's what makes it all interesting, these radio sessions almost make it all sound like alternative versions. The next track is 'Reaction in G' which is a very short guitar psych-out which is followed by 'Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun' with Waters vocals actually standing out more than usual in a quick 3 minute version of the track.

Another BBC Radio Session from December 20, 1967 includes four more tracks, none of which are copied from the previous session featured. Syd is still the main man here in these tracks which are 'Scream Thy Last Scream' with Mason sharing the lead vocals on this very rare song. 'Vegetable Man' follows, even though it was never used on any of PF's albums, but instead showed up on Syd Barrett's solo album. 'Pow R Toc H.' appears next in an abbreviated form sounding like a demented surf- rock track in this version, with 'Jugband Blues' finishing up this section.

The rest of the tracks come from an interesting variety of places. 'Baby Blue Shiffle in D Major' was recorded for another BBC radio session from December 2, 1968, and now Gilmour has replaced Barrett for this performance. This is followed by another BBC performance from September 30, 1971 for a slow-blues improvisation simply called 'Blues'. This 5 minute performance contains some nice guitar work from Gilmour. After this, there is an odd radio spot for the 'Ummagumma' album.

Most Pink Floyd fans know of the band's involvement with three motion pictures, namely 'Zabriskie Point', 'More', and 'La Vallee' and the resulting albums. Not very many people know about a fourth movie that they also provided music for which was called 'The Committee'. This was a mostly unknown film noir, black and white production released in 1968. It was an odd film, but PF provided nine short tracks that were used in the movie and up to this point, this music was only available on a bootleg called 'A Tree Full of Secrets'. The next two tracks on this collection are two tracks from that film appropriately called 'Music from The Committee No. 1' and ''.No. 2'. No. 1 is a noisy track that is first played forward, and then backward. No. 2 is a bit more standard fare with an upbeat sound at first, that later fades in to a slower beat. Its nothing special, but it gives insight into one of the most unknown parts of the band's career.

Another rarity follows this with a track called 'Moonhead' which comes from a live broadcast on the BBC TV during the moon landing in 1969. This is definitely a curiosity more than anything, something that only completionists would be interested in as it is interspersed with narration from the broadcast. The music is typical for the band at the time, psychedelic meanderings that would have fit the moon landing perfectly. For the final track on the CD we skip all the ahead to 1974 is a performance of 'Echoes', live at Wembley (24 minutes). This performance is an excellent example of the band making a great thing better in a live setting, complete with saxophone that actually brings the track almost up to the standards of 'Dark Side of the Moon' era music. This track is the best thing about the collection and almost makes it worth your while to search it out.

Most of this collection will only appeal to hard core PF fans and completionists, but many will find the performance of 'Echoes' worth looking for. Without that track, this would have been a 2-star affair, but it actually ends up raising the score up a notch.

What's Missing?

In the case of this volume, there is a lot missing. Without the DVD/Blu-ray discs, there isn't much of a reason to find the stand- alone version of this volume. The material that is on these discs will probably be the deciding factor as to whether you spring for the complete box set or just settle on the individual volumes that appeal to you.

The first disc in the complete box set contains performances mostly from concerts and a few interviews. It starts with an alternative promotional video for 'Arnold Layne' filmed on the grounds around Hampstead Health and St. Michael's Church in Highgate, London filmed on April 29, 1967. 3 tracks from 'P1-P wie Petersilie' in Germany, recorded in Stuttgart, Gemany on July 22, 1969 follow featuring 'Corporal Clegg', a band interview, and 'A Saucerful of Secrets'. There is a snippet of 'Atom Heart Mother' performed at the Festival of Blues & Progressive music in Bath recorded on June 27, 1970, only 3 minutes of it. There are then two performances at the Kralingen Music Festival" Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 28 June 1970: 'Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun' and 'A Saucerful of Secrets', both in shortened versions. Then there are 3 performances at The Amsterdam Rock Circus on May 22, 1972: 'Atom Heart Mother' (band version), 'Careful with That Axe, Eugene' and 'A Saucerful of Secrets'. Although they were not featured on any of the other volumes, the performances and videos are similar to the ones already included in the other volumes.

Probably what follows are the things that will determine whether you buy the complete box set. The last thing on the first disc is the rare British film noir 'The Committee', the motion picture that was mentioned earlier in this review in its full version, a strange movie about a hitchhiker who decapitates a bloke that gives him a ride by slamming the cars hood down on his head after which he sews it back on, wakes the chap up and says he doesn't want to ride with him anymore. The story goes on its way after that, its up to you whether you want to see if the action has any further consequence with the rest of the movie. Those that love the full immersive PF experience will appreciate this, and the movie is well filmed. It's just very odd. The 2nd disc is completely made up of two other full length feature films, both also hard to find (at least to own, that is): 'More' (which features music on the Pink Floyd album of the same name) and 'La Vallee' (which contains the music that is on their album 'Obscured By Clouds'. For some, this could justify forking out the high price of the full box set over the single stand alone volumes.

In Conclusion

This volume is definitely of little interest (except for the last track on the CD) to the casual Pink Floyd fan. Only because of the performance of 'Echoes' is it worth the bother of trying to track it down. If it contained the 3 movies, then it would be a different story. 3 stars.

In my own opinion, after assessing all of the stand alone volumes, I would prefer the complete box set, but then I am a Pink Floyd geek.

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APRYL FOOL Japan
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BRAINSTORM Australia
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ARTHUR BROWN'S KINGDOM COME United Kingdom
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COLSTER Italy
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CUZO Spain
D SOUND Hungary
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DASPUTNIK Finland
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DOMO Spain
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ELEVATOR Canada
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ELOY Germany
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EYE United States
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GOAT Sweden
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IKIHEVONEN Finland
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IMANISSIMO Indonesia
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ION QUEST United States
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IVORY Germany
IXTHULUH Austria
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LAVA Sweden
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