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SILENT CRIES AND MIGHTY ECHOES

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.02 | 432 ratings

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memowakeman
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4 stars Eloy, what can i say about this awesome band... im a huge fan of them, they were one of the first bands of progressive rock that i discovered, and when i discovered ( Time to Turn ) i fell in love immediately, i love their unique space sound, their combination of progressive space and some hard passages makes this band a speciall band. Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes, this week, i have been listening to it at least twice every day, in fact now im listening to it, and every time i find it more and more awesome... This album was released in 1979, after another great album Ocean, but well lets talk about Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes. Astral Entrance, the first song is alwasy a good song, it is as the name says, the entrance of the album, and its sound is IMO like the beggining of Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Eloy has some Pink Floyd sounds, and this song is a great opening song, immediately Master of Sensation, a change of soft stuff to something harder, but in the same space style, in this song Fran Bornemann`s voice appears for first time, i have seen that you dont enjoy his voice a lot, but i do, i think his voice is great, and its a very good complement to this excellent music, i have to say that talking musically, Eloy is an excellent band, Guitars, Keyboards and specially Bass have much to show us, but well, the next song is a 15 minute epic called the Apocalypse, i think is the strong part of the album, it has a lot of changes, a sepcial sound , great bass lines and the space environmetn is awesome, also at the end we can hear a voice from a girl, something special here dont you think?, all the parts of this song are great, but my favorite is the first part, the next song is Pilot to Paradise, another excellent song, keyboards are always there and i love it, next to it is De Labori Solis, maybe it is the weakest track of this album, "weakest", because neither is weak, but i think is the less good , and at the end Mighty Echoes, another awesome and strong space mood, lets turn off the lights and listen to it, and maybe we will have a feel of tranquility, and sometimes this beautiful music transport us to a mental trip, im not mad, but i always close my eyes and open my mind when i listen to prog rock, this album is great if you enjoy space rock, give it a chance, i wont say that it is essential, this is not a masterpiece, but of course is a very good addition to everyone, 4 stars this time.!
memowakeman | 4/5 |

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