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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.99 | 534 ratings

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4 stars With hearing the first sounds of "Introduction" it seems that in this album Eloy showed many changes. These synthesizers became equal with other instruments. Some would say that on their earlier albums the band used them too. Maybe, but on such big scale. But it's good that Eloy didn't cut away their past. Violins used in "Queen Of The Night" sound quite fine along with synthesizers. The tracks became more melodic but I feel that they lost that symphonic charm from "Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes". Truly I have to admit that "Planets" includes many great compositions like "The Sphinx" with fantastic synthesier theme which couldn't be played in other way. Or "Mysterious Monolith" with gently piano solo which changes into strong synthesizer part. Great inventions, good ideas and perfect performing makes this album one of the best in Eloy's career but unfortunetly the last worth of listen in their 80's age.
Patique | 4/5 |


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