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CODENAME WILDGEESE

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

1.98 | 62 ratings

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Modrigue
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2 stars Deceiving... There is not much of Eloy's touch here, not even the space metal approach they tried to develop in the mid 80's. One of the reason is that the band broke up after the former album, Metromania, and three members recorded this soundtrack without Frank Bornemann under Eloy's name. The result is... pretty dated and uninspired. Synth pop rock put in short and mainly instrumental tracks. The (few) songs which save the record are often electronic.

The disc opens with The Patrol, which first notes makes you wonder if it is truly music from Eloy you are listening to. The tune is poor is quickly boring. Same goes for Hong Kong Theme I. Hit And Run is one the most enjoyable piece of the soundtrack with its futuristic and laser sound. Then comes the only sung moment of the disc, Queen Of Rock'n'Roll, which is just a basic hair pop-metal song. Destiny, Deadlock and A Long Goodbye work ok as ambient and mysterious tunes, whereas Discovery, Juke Box, Cha-Shoen and On the Edge are a bit lazy and repetitive. The end does not get better.

Codename Wildgeese is the only release from Eloy without Frank Bornemann and easily the worst. Don't expect enchanting melodies, guitar solos, symphonic evolutions or space metal here. The only interests are some electro ambient short pieces. The rest just ressembles to a flat action movie soundtrack from the 80s.

Modrigue | 2/5 |

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