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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.04 | 657 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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4 stars "Now we gotta find out that summer's evening's gone! We lived a daydream, embracing, what we called home!"

This german band is really wonderful! The only negative thing in the Eloy's remasters is that the notes are written in german. It is a very strange thing they use german when their songs are completely sung in english...

Silent Cries is the last of the most classic, spacey and warm records of the band. It is the second cd I've bought of them after Power and the Passion. Finally I can listen to their memorable "The Apocalypse" (14,55 mns long). A real gem, in my opinion. Especially for the lovely voice (angelic feminine singing) in "The Vision - Burning", which is the second movement of that magnum opus. Sad melodies which recall us our sad memories. This track would have been an excellent addition to the Lord of the Rings' soundtrack!

A masterpiece untill the first four songs. Then, "De Labore Solis" (latin expression for "About Labour of the Sun") is somehow boring and repetitive. It somehow lacks in mordant.

Fortunately "Mighty Echoes" closes the album with the correct equilibrium. Not to be miss the 2005 remastered version. There are two interesting bonus tracks: "Child Migration" (remarkable chorus in the final part) and "Let the Sun Rise in my Brain" (unexpected good flute).

P.S. "Astral Entrance" reminds me of the intro of PF's "Shine on You Crazy Diamonds"...

Andrea Cortese | 4/5 |


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