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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.04 | 657 ratings

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5 stars Deserves your attention.

With bands like Singularity, Rovescio Della Megdalia and Nektar, Eloy is now a nominee in my book for 'Best Underrated Band of All-Time'. I tried this band for fun, and I decided to go with this album...mainly because of the great art cover. I had a book as a kid of paintings by great Sci-fi artists (think of the Heavy Metal girl sitting on the flying beast), and the cover attracted me instantly as a reminder of those great readings. It also reminded me of covers of the Van Vogt sci-fi books I used to read in high school, instead of paying attention. So everything was in place for me!

The songs just captivated me almost instantly: spacey-dreamy keyboard, great chopped guitar riffs and perhaps the catchiest bass lines of the 70's. Are you like me, loving the Riverside bassist chops? Then you find more than you asked for with this album. Simply, it made me want to grab my bass and learn it!

When I heard of space rock, I knew 2 types: Pink Floyd and Hawkwind. The first being too known, and the latter being dissonant music to get naked on LSD and make out with anyone (ewww). I had my worries. But Eloy is not really Floyd and certainly not Hawkwind: a intergalactic trip on a spaceship with a spectacular landing on a planet filled with unknown species. Oooh yeah!

If space rock isn't your cup of tea: try this album, you won't consider the genre the same way anymore.

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