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FLOATING

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.75 | 421 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars Man I love this album. I really didn't think "Floating" could surpass "Inside" but I was wrong. Both are Hard Rock / Psychedelia at it's best. I should mention as well that Greg Walker who has done so much in promoting Progressive music over the years, not only lists ELOY as his favourite German band, but "Floating" as his favourite album from them. Now I know why.

An explosive intro greets us on "Floating" before it settles into an uptempo jam with a good beat as the guitar plays over top. Vocal melodies join the fray. A psychedelic calm 2 1/2 minutes in before it kicks back in around 3 minutes. The organ sounds come floating in to open "The Light From Deep Darkness". Sparse guitar and reserved vocals follow. It kicks in heavily before 2 minutes. Incredible sound ! It settles a minute later with organ ripping it up. Nice bass too.The heaviness returns after 5 minutes with vocals. It calms right down after 6 minutes as organ, bass and guitar lightly play. Soft vocals a minute later before it kicks back in before 8 minutes. Great sound ! Check out the organ runs and passionate vocals. It settles again a minute later. It's building 10 minutes in and the guitar comes ripping in at 10 1/2 minutes.The guitar continues to light it up. It becomes very psychedelic after 11 minutes. Check out the chunky bass before 12 minutes and the spacey synths a minute later.The tempo then picks up with the organ leading the way. This is an amazing 14 1/2 minute song !

"Castle In The Air" opens with some unique sounding guitar that then takes off as the drums pound and the tempo picks up. It settles with spoken words a minute in. The tempo picks up again with some great bass and drum work. The guitar then takes the lead. Great sound ! Huge bass 5 minutes in as the drums pound it out.Themes are repeated before 6 1/2 minute to the end. "Plastic Girl" has this powerful intro with drums and organ standing out. It settles before a minute as those incredible sounding organ melodies come in. Love that part. Vocals join in and they sound fantastic ! A fuller sound 2 1/2 minutes in. Tasteful guitar a minute later. Organ takes the lead after 5 minutes. Guitar before 6 minutes lights it up beautifully.That organ melody I love is back after 7 1/2 minutes to end it. Nice. "Madhouse" opens with aggressive guitars and drums, the tempo picks up as vocals come in. A calm with spacey vocals 1 1/2 minutes in. It kicks back in around 2 minutes. Check out the drumming after 3 1/2 minutes and the blistering guitar a minute later.

My kind of music.Tough to pick a favourite song here but it has to be between "Plastic Girl" and "The Light From Deep Darkness". Although all five songs are amazing.

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |

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