Saturday 22 December 2018
Nektar - Remember The Future (1973)
The fourth album from this British band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of bass, drums, percussion, guitars, keyboards and vocals.
The band had returned to the studio after the live in studio album Sounds Like This from the same year. Or whatever that album was. It was not a good album at all.
Remember The Future contains Remember The Future # I and Remember The Future # II. Two suites in other words. The first one is seventeen minutes long and the second one is nineteen minutes long.
The music is pretty gentle and symphonic psych prog. There are some Eloy influences here but not that many.
There is a lot of very good guitar solos here, some really good guitar harmonies and some very good bass and drums too. The keyboards and the vocals adds the sugar-icing on this very tasty cake.
There is a lot of light and shade on this album. A very symphonic album indeed. A concept album too.
The album is bordering to being a great album..... well, it is a great album. It has so much going for it that it become a truly fascinating album I will listen to again and again.
Check out this great album.