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Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.89 | 246 ratings

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3 stars The debut album from these German space rockers with such a huge discography.

I really like their first live album, but that is my only exposure to them. So it's about time to run through their discography, aided with a fistful of Eloy CDs.

The music in this album is obviously rooted in the 1960s heavy blues and space rock scene. A scene that also spawned Black Sabbath. But Eloy has already taken a far more space rock direction on this album than Black Sabbath would ever take. Yes, there are some heavy guitars here too, but they are still very space rock'ed. The vocals are very much pop and flower power influenced. The same goes for the songs which are space rock flower power. We are not talking Pink Floyd (yet !) but a crossover between them and Black Sabbath is not far off the mark. That and the, by default, strange German sound, later to be labelled as Krautrock. Add a large dosage of Agitation Free to the mix too and (phew !....... I am out of breath !) you get this album.

The songs are very good. There are no killers here, but the overall quality is good enough for me to find this an enjoyable listening. Hence my sprinkling of stars.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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