Tuesday 16 July 2019

Nektar - Time Machine (2013)

The 13th album from this British band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of drums, guitars, keyboards, bass and vocals.

Roye Albrighton did the guitars and vocals here on his final album before he passed away in 2016. Billy Sherwood did the bass and the producer job.

The art work takes the band back to their origins as a psych/space rock band...

....Oh, I hoped the cover art-work would reflect the music on the inside. But it does not.

The band has been an AOR/pop-rock band on their last albums and has not been anywhere near what they once was; an exciting psych/space rock band.

Time Machine gives us more than an hour of AOR and pop-rock. There is some fusion like stuff here too. But they only last some minutes before the band return to the safety of AOR.

And that is where they are. Worst of all, some of this album also include pop and rock. Some cheesy melodies and choruses follows.

The end result, thanx to some good instrumental parts, is not a disaster. But the final Roye Albrighton album is barely a decent album and that's it.

2 points

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