Nektar, the progressive band from Germany, was at the height of the developmental period for Progressive music way back in 1970. With the release of their debut, Journey To The Center Of The Eye (1971), they help to set into motion a share of the building blocks that contributed to the shape of Prog.
Nektar was a busy band, releasing music and touring to support each release relentlessly throughout the ’70s and ’80s. Like many of their peers, they were – and still are – well-regarded whenever Progressive music is discussed. And not only their music, but their album art was always excellent.
With a 40th anniversary of the band’s important Remember The Future (1973) being played out in concerts, it’s nice to know that the core band is still at it. Anyone that remembers the fantastic two part title tracks of the album extending out to nearly 40 minutes, then you know how great the music is.
On June 18, Purple Pyramid Records will release the band’s 13th studio album, Time Machine. The new album is their first in four years. It is expected to contain ten solid, some lengthy tracks, and will be issued in both CD and vinyl LP.