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COLOURS

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.70 | 316 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is quite different from the previous album "Silent Cries And Mighty Echoes". Of course the band has had to replace three members who have left, and we're now in the eighties.This one isn't as spacey and FLOYD-like as the previous album and the tracks are shorter as well. More accessible is the bottom line. Very seductive cover art as well.

"Horizons" is a great opener with the female vocals and I really like the intricate guitar lines as the bass throbs. Drums join in around a minute. The bass is huge in this one. "Illuminations" features FLOYD-like synths as vocals and drums join in and then guitar. Great sound. This is quite catchy. A change 3 1/2 minutes in as we get synths and a beat. The guitar is back 5 minutes in sounding very cool. "Giant" has this nice mid-paced beat with fat bass lines. Vocals 1 1/2 minutes in. Spacey synths a minute later as the drums pound. Nice. The guitar solo goes on and on tastefully after 4 minutes. "Impressions" is 3 minutes of heavy drums and bass with lighter sounding synths and vocals.

Check out the riffs before 1 1/2 minutes on "Child Migration" ! A good solid sound follows and there's lots of piano after 4 1/2 minutes with riffs to follow. A spacey calm before 6 1/2 minutes to end it. "Gallery" is my least favourite song on here. It's uptempo with some backup vocals I don't really like. Guitar solo after 1 1/2 minutes doesn't save this one for me. "Silhoutte" is melancholic with piano and vocals out front. It all stops after 1 1/2 minutes and comes back with an uptempo beat with vocals before 3 minutes. This part is better than the first section. "Sunset" is a beautiful track with acoustic guitar and spacey synths.

For me this is a solid 4 stars and perhaps a good place to start for anyone wanting to check out their sound.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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