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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.78 | 463 ratings

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4 stars After an hesitant debut, "Eloy" found their way and produced a very good psyche-hard-rock- oriented album.

When you listen to the epic song "Land Of Nobody", the "Floyd" sound of the late sixties (especially during their live sets) is fully dominant. This is a great track. Very much organ-oriented with at times a really wild beat. Almost hard-rocking for most of it ("Purple" and "Heep" are the influences here but it was already the case on their debut work in a few songs). Definitely psyche as well. It sounds more as a asong from the late mid-sixties than a 1973 one. The keyboard work is phenomenal. But the whole band is extremelly mighty.

The melodious aspects are not forgotten either. Even if it lasts for over seventeen minutes, there are no boring seconds in here. Extremely melodic as well. In one word : excellent.

"Inside" is also a great track. Similar in structure but more hard-rocking for most of it. The same orgy of organ surged all the way through. Pay attention, this is wiiiiild music. But the whole of the album is of the same mould. Even if "Future City" starts again in a more psychedelic mood, it will evolve as a great hard-rock song.

"Up & down" brings us back more on the "Floyd" side ("ASOS"). Hypnotic riff and soft keyboards are the mix. Vocals are not really good on this one but I like very much the hectic finale and its fade out effect.

This was the album as originally released. Since then, it has been remastered and expanded with two tracks. "Daybreak" and "On the Road". Pleasant, not more.

Four stars.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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