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Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.79 | 210 ratings

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2 stars Like "Easy Livin' "mentions, it is indeed true that the start of the opening song "Voyager Of The Future Race" has deep flavours from "Tubular Bells" as well of Tangerine Dream. These spacey three minutes are the best ones, because we'll be quickly embarked into an electro beat typical of the eighties. It won't be as awful as "Sensations" which features annoying drumming as well as an enjoyable chorus (even if repetitive towards the end).

I am still wondering where is the relation with "RÔ" in this album. They could have produced a very atmopheric work around this theme but we are not getting anything close. Poor compositions, no spirit, no melody. Just some very average and uniform songs. "Dream" is the archetype of this type of music.

Compared to the other songs from this album, "Invasion of a Megaforce" is the best one. At least it revives their space-rock to a certain extent. Vocals sounds as Jon Anderson's ones. "Rainbow" is fully Floydian and is appealing as well. Not very original but pleasant. At this time of their career there is not much more to expect from the band I'm afraid. Two good songs in total.

And that's it! The closing "Hero" is another of those electro beat type of music. Slow paced, it also emulates "Floyd" but could not really touch me. All in all this album is another "Eloy" deception. But to be honest, there are little surprises here : their last two albums also ranged amongst the poorest ones from their discography.

Same rating : two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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