Tuesday 2 October 2018
Nektar - Journey To The Centre Of The Eye (1971)
The debut album from this British band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of mellotron, organ, piano, guitars, bass, drums and vocals.
Nektar has had a long career with thirteen studio albums behind them. The last one in 2013. Some incarnation of Nektar is still doing the odd festival job.
I got some of their albums and will review them this autumn and winter.
... Starting with their debut album Journey To The Centre Of The Earth.....
It soon becomes apparent that this is not another British symphonic prog, folk rock, Canterbury prog or a hard prog band.
We are here somewhere between the likes of Eloy, Yes and The Moody Blues. That is somewhere between krautrock and symphonic prog.
The music is also very spaced out and symphonic. It has some very good themes too and it is very easy to like this album.
The organ, Mellotron and the guitars are working really well with the vocals on this forty odd minutes long album.
The result is a very good album I really like and which really makes me interested in this band. A new discovery to me, almost fifty years after the release of this album.