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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.78 | 450 ratings

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3 stars The first songs starts with a post-psychedelic intro and continues with a powerful repetitive and heavy part which is somehow specific to Krautrock bands. The middle part is organ driven and it easily flows through the last part where the rhythmic section is entering the stage again. For sure not a band song but I found the middle section with the organ solo bit too long.

The second one, Inside, is a very inspired song and probably one of the best moments here with some killer fast sections.

Future city has a tull-esque atmosphere and it is a bit too repetitive and uninspired(it remind me of Jethro Tull - Fat man and Aqualong). Even the guitar sounds in the Martin Barre style.

Up and down with more than 8 minutes is a smooth and relaxing song in the first 3 minutes, it continues in the same easy way but with an harder touch until Manfred Wieczorke starts to play a beautiful and long distance organ/guitar driven part accompanied by an accute spoken message .

Daybreak is almost instrumental(without word) but only with some atmospheric voice sounds. It is an interesting song because it is combining some hard rock parts with classical influences.

The last song "On the road" is the shortest one and is indicating the band status at that time, being on the road most of the time for playing in different places. This is the reason why Wolfgang Stöcker, the bass player from the first Eloy album, left the band. It seems that he preferred a standard way of living instead of being a musician.

It is a very good thing that Eloy continued because they've created some very memorable moments in the years to come. Especially because, as Frank Bornemann mentioned, doing music business was not easy for the german bands at that time. 3.5 stars for this one and that kind of album for which it's hard to decide on this scale. Probably 0-10 scale would be more appropriate.

petrica | 3/5 |


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