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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.76 | 447 ratings

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4 stars Far from Eloy's classic period with eloquent symphonic spacey suites ("Ocean" and "Silent Cry..."), this album can be disconcerted for its most heavy rock parts. Generally the musical tendance is more basic but well, very catchy and dynamic. The opening "Floating" is a heavy rock improvisation based upon an efficient melody. A lot of inventivity and changing moods in this composition (alterning relaxed, percussive atmospheres to a speed rock 'n roll with epic guitar solo and Hammond organs). No real vocals, just a simple line to sustain the main melody. "The light from Deep Darkness" is a conceptual musical theme about the time of creation. It starts with a mysterious, calm melodic introduction, and then the climax turns into a heavy "trip", always mixing a dialogue between Hammond organ and aggressive guitar rhythms. The track contains some nice improvised organ solos. A masterful composition which culminates the album. "Castle in the air" is an other efficient heavy rock track with cool "heroic" tone. "plastic girl" introduces us into an inter-galactic organ universe with repetitive dark guitar arpeggios. "Madhouse" is a freak 'n roll song. A "detached" interlude divides the track after an absolute mind blowing guitar break which starts the second part. An important album in the band's discography and a must for fans.
philippe | 4/5 |


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