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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.70 | 409 ratings

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2 stars "Eloy" went from a hard-rock music with a strong psychedelic accented music in their debut to a more space-rock and peaceful music later on in their career.

"Colours" initiated their entry in the eighties, and the least that I can say, is that it doesn't start really well. To have a song like "Horizons" to start the album is quite a major mistake. Absolutely weak, dull. Even ridiculous. Fortunately the next "Illuminations" is better. Mainly thanks to a great final part.

Their great space-rock featured on a couple of albums seems to be past history when you listen to "Giant". Almost a return to their more hard-rocking debut. Not bad but not exciting. I far much prefer the short "Impressions" with its "Tull" oriented fluting. The "Floyd" influence is also recognizable during the opening and closing part of "Child Migration". Middle one is fully "Supertrampish". Not bad at all.

"Gallery" is a weird song. The beat is somewhat electro/ disco but the vocals are close to Waters ones. Not a great mix. And the next "Silhouette" is just of the same. Disco-ish and insipid. The early eighties were of course not the greatest era for prog- rock. "Eloy" falls in the same trap than other better-known bands. But even if the giants were not able to produce good music, how could "Eloy" be different ?

This album holds very little good songs. My fave is "Sunset". But it is already the closing number. A beautiful (but short : just over three minutes) spacey instrumental. Could have been an introduction to a great epic which "Eloy" will not produce. Very tranquil, melodic. Nice.

Two stars for this one.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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