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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.22 | 1041 ratings

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4 stars I haven't heard that many Eloy albums but what's I've heard so far is pretty decent. Before we go any further let's get one thing out of the way. I just have to admit that Frank Bornemann's accent is a major turn-off for me and I would probably have enjoyed the music even more if the lyrics were performed in their native language.

Well now that we got that out of the way let's talk about Ocean! The album opens with the amazing Poseidon's Creation which is truly a magnificent composition and is performed flawlessly by all the musicians involved. I would like to give a special shout out to the drummer who blew me away with the polyrhythmic drumming and bass sounds!

Where does the album lead us after such an impressive introduction? Well to tell you the truth I felt quite underwhelmed by the other three track the first few time I heard them. Eventually I got used to them more and more but still they never reach the intensity of the first composition.

Although the rest of the album is below the level of the great first track Eloy still manages to keep the album afloat. Most of the compositions don't overstay their welcome which can be a big problem when dealing with space rock, although the last composition could have been shortened down just a bit, but now I'm just being picky.

Overall Ocean is a perfect introduction for anyone interested in German space rock! The music itself might not be that original but the jam-moments definitely make up for those flaws in my book.

***** star songs: Poseidon's Creation (11:38)

**** star songs: Incarnation Of The Logos (8:25) Decay Of The Logos (8:15) Atlantis' Agony At June 5th - 8498, 13 P.M. Gregorian Earthtime (15:35)

Rune2000 | 4/5 |


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