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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.69 | 447 ratings

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3 stars I got this album mainly following the advise of a couple of friends and out of curiosity. I have to be honest, my overall feeling regarding the album is mixed. I agree is one of the more accesible, when it comes to Eloy, and probably indeed a transition one after coming from "Silent Cries.....". The opener sound like a piece out of "any" of Allan Parsons Project albums around the late 70's, followed by two 6' tracks typical from Eloy, but again not as spacey. The fourth track is a very good surprise....Hello Flute!!!. great, but too short for my taste; from there on, with maybe one exception "Child Migration" (which is my album fav..) the music becomes more accesible, and again Parsons Proj. creeps in as a major influence, especially on "Silhouette"(as a matter of fact I personally like the 90's remix better), I guess Frank and Co. were trying to mainstream some of their ideas, with some other commercial influence of the moment and shorter songs. For somebody new to Eloy, may be a good idea to start with this album and work your self backwards (now, the newer Eloy albums are also pretty spacey and have very good stuff, an example... "Ocean 2") Finally after going thru the 8 tracks, progressible speaking I would not call this one an essential Eloy album; sorry Frank. Now, being said that I will probably keep listening and if my opinion!! changed in anyway, certainly I will let you know. In spite of everything I give it 3 stars, for old times sake, and because the album has its moments....You have been warned!!!
Prognut | 3/5 |


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