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OCEAN

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.22 | 1041 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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4 stars Probably the best "Eloy" album. The more spacey one they have released so far. Fully reminiscent of "Floyd"; maybe too much. Purists might call it derivative but it is a very well crafted album. Full of poetry and beautiful music. The best moments are the instrumental parts because vocals are just as poor as on "Dawn". This German accent is an absolute torture.

Compositions are long (only four songs to fill this album). Music displayed is often grandiose. Keys are very peformant and give to the whole a superb atmosphere. Maybe that a full instrumental album would have been even better. It is a very relaxing album and for those who like long instrumental breaks it might well be a very appealing release. You just have to make abstraction of those vocals. So, maybe that if you just listen to this work in a distractive manner, it will sound great.

The closing number reminds me of "Tangerine Dream" during their great trilogy. It is fully aerial. Space-rock at its best actually. Bombastic keyboards and an excellent track.

Four stars for this very good album. If only those vocals...

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |

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