Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Eloy - Floating CD (album) cover




Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.75 | 421 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Special Collaborator
Honorary Collaborator
4 stars The sales of ''Inside'' were high enough to point the album as succesful and around the period according to Bornemann «Wherever we could plug in our equipment, we performed».In the meantime bassist Wolfgang Stoecker was replaced by Luitjen "Harvey" Janssen and Eloy entered the studio to record another album in a similar style, this time it was entitled ''Floating'', released in 1974 on Harvest.

Eloy's inspiration had risen to another level and the fiery rhythm and psychedelic vocals of the short eponymous opener sets the mood for the listener of what is going to come.The long ''The Light From Deep Darkness'' is an absolutely perfect example of Heavy/Psych/Kraut Prog with some inredible organ jams by Manfred Wieczorke, complemented by the strong guitar grooves of Bonerman and an overall very psychedelic approach of the band.''Castle in the Air'' belongs definitely among the Eloy classics.Fantastic guitar riff in the opening and closing sections to go along with a superb and powerful rhythm section in another dynamic Heavy Prog experience.''Plastic Girl'' is more of the same.The great opening symphonic synths/organs are followed by some nice trippy Heavy Prog performance with great guitar soloing and loose organ waves in a track full of good breaks.''Madhouse'' returns to the opening style, groovy Heavy Rock with some great guitar work and a fantastic middle section, where the whole band is on fire, frenetic drumming, fast bass lines and dynamic guitars combine in an awesome way.

''Floating'' set Eloy on the Prog map for good.The Harvest CD reissue contains also three live bonus tracks and is definitely recommended.Overall this is one of the purest examples of energetic German Heavy Prog and a great addition in your collection.

apps79 | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this ELOY review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives