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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.05 | 606 ratings

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3 stars Despite (or due to) their popularity German band Eloy had been much criticised by the press and been blamed for their trivial lyrics, their mediocre vocalist and their pretentious overblown music. And in my view this had been fully justified as this record here was just the starting point for a long series of admittedly mostly well-done but as well very similar sounding albums with pompous pretentious Prog full of hollow pathos par excellence. After the previous TPAP Bornemann had to reform the band completely new and actually one can hear clearly an improvement here to before. But although used to like this music ages ago I've to say meanwhile that it sounds quite out-of-date nowadays and might just be still good enough as a background sound and keeping the records for nostalgic reasons. All the 12 tracks on here segue seamlessly into each other to form a long suite (on the CD-reissue). On the original vinyl (which I own) tracks 1 to 5 fill the first side and 6 to 12 the second one. It's really a pleasant listen but honestly I think it's fully sufficient to have one or two of their albums from that period in one's collection since one sounds almost as the other (probably this one and Ocean I would say). This kind of music I would not define as timeless and excellent progressive rock and Eloy should be considered rather another fairly good band from the second row making some pomp Prog which was fashionable during that era. Recommended only for the prone listener admiring this particular style!
hdfisch | 3/5 |


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