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COLOURS

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.71 | 335 ratings

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maryes
4 stars I consider, ELOY "Colours" (1980) one of the best and more creative works of this German band (together with "Silent Cry & Mighty Echoes" 1979). The track 1 "Horizons" with the beautiful feminine vocal duet, works as a type of prelude for the great work that is presented . In the track 2 "Illuminations" ELOY sounds as a steamroller with an introduction with a guitar soft and a synthesizer that begins a almost martial theme with a repetitive and potent guitar riff, in the midle section of the track a type of intermezzo (a martial theme a little lighter) commanded by the keyboards and "courted" by the two guitars (a playing "stuffy" notes and the other with sustained notes, as bowed instrument, as for instance a cello) and everything turn to the vibrant martial theme of the beginning. The track 3 "Giant" presents a rhythm more "dragged" with a strong demarcation bass/drums, in spite of the beautiful of keyboard solo present in the music, it would like to detach the work of the guitars with a solo in the beginning of the music and other in the final part. In the track 4 "Impressions" stand out the acoustic 12 string - guitar and a flute solo although I have not found the due credit in the disk and nor here in P A. The track 5 "Child Migration" has a main rhythmic structure in the same molds of the track 3 and it presents as great attraction a duel of acoustic guitar and grand piano. The track 6 "Galery" brings a almost "dance music" rhythm delineated by a beautiful and even intricate dialogue among the guitars and keyboards, one of the most outstanding moments of the disk, in spite of being one of the shortest tracks. The track 7 "Silhouete" begins with a beautiful harpiscord arrangement, acoustic piano and grows with a almost "dance music" rhythm however different from the track 6 presenting a less complicated melody. The track 8 "Sunset" closes the disk in a climate new-acts almost with a beautiful work of 12 string acoustic guitar and sinteitzador. "Colours" is in my vision one of ELOY'S most creative disks and deserves figure in my collection!!! My rate is 4 stars with enthusiasm!!!
maryes | 4/5 |

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