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Psychedelic/Space Rock

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4 stars The Story about the Agony of Atlantis

With 'Ocean' ELOY has released another concept album - in this case according to the Greek mythology. It's one of the most popular and prolific german Prog releases. The four songs are a cocktail of Psychedelic and Symphonic Rock, sometimes very CAMEL like music with a powerful bass playing. The keyboards are dominating, excellently harmonizing with the electric guitar and the vocals have a notable german accent.

The intro of Poseidon's Creation was used as the background music for several television productions. Undoubtedly compelling, first of all the last five minutes with a nice guitar solo are really exciting. Incarnation Of The Logos follows with a slowtempo begin and picks up speed after some minutes with kind regards to Andrew Latimer & Co. Decay Of The Logos, for a long time ignored by me, surprises with a complex song structure. I finally could detect elements which are very interesting indeed. During one part the guitar is played like a violin for example. Atlantis' Agony At June 5th - 8498, 13 p.m. Gregorian Earthtime is about the ruin of the legendary Atlantis. It opens by a short recitative which was often used by german bands in this decade. Afterwards you are feeling like participating at a submarine excursion accompanied by a long synth intro. The song speeds up in the second half with a very nice melody and a clear reminiscence to PINK FLOYD, the kings of Psychedelic Rock.

'Ocean' is a release which unfolds its real beauty with several rehearsals, so please be patient. As for the instruments awfully good played music. Only the vocals are a small deficit in my opinion. They are offering a special note anyhow - probably for others this might be a particular attraction though.

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