Peter Duff

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Techno Nations - Volume 6 ~ Various Artists
Techno Nations - Volume 6 ~ Various Artists
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This double cd is not for those wishing to hear radio friendly hands in the air "choones". It is stripped down and quite minimal but full of good techno the way it used to be before chart trance a la Robert Miles destroyed the genre. The 90s had some brilliant music actually if you know where to look but i admit it was a bit fallow for shoe gazing NME types. If you enjoy minimalism then you wont go far wrong buying this good value cd.
Dark Matter ~ IQ
5.0 out of 5 stars Cosistently Exellent, 7 Aug 2009
As a recent convert to IQ, what impresses me most is the sheer consistency of their output. They manage to write songs with great integrity, the lyrics and vocals are top draw - powerful and melodic - and the music has both granduer and subtlety with fine musicianship throught. On Dark Matter they return to the traditional prog keyboard sounds of hammond and mellotron to underpin the soaring leads and driving rhythm and this is real plus point for me as I love these retro sounds. The production is crisp and suits the music perfectly. Long may they continue.
Recycled ~ Nektar
Recycled ~ Nektar
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Nektar are one of those bands whose music deserves far more attention even from prog afficionados. They played in a style that incorporated classic symphonic rock with psychadelia and a a whole lot more besides. Underpinned by a driving and dexterous rhythm section the music is taken to great hights of drama by exellent guitar and keyboards and soaring vocals. This albums centrepeice is the epic title track that is structured into recurring themes clocking in at just under 18 minutes and lyrically is more aposite now than when first released in the early 70s. On this as well as other albums they are able to be very melodic whilst still retaining depth and integrity. As progressive rock… Read more

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