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OCEAN

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.22 | 1030 ratings

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idoownu
5 stars Introduction---- I am at this a point a sort of a novice to the music of Eloy, however, Echoes has been one of my favorite songs, and it is very spacy. And based on some of the other reviews on here, this appeared to be somewhat similar to that. The answer is slightly mixed: yes and no. You do get that swirling space sound from echoes, but you also get a sort of steady sound, which is reminiscent of the ending 5 minutes of the cinema show (I.E, repeating rythm sections with melodies played on different synths).

----Track by track reviews----

Poseidon's Creation: This song starts off well enough, with a good rythm section and intrestingly played chords. The singing comes in, which I see as quite average, yet it's Frank's voice as an instrument that really sticks out. After that, the next instrumental section is relatively similar to the one before the singing, however it seems to keep going on and on, and by the 10th minute, I am quite bored with the song. --4 stars--

Incarnation of Logos: I am going to be relatively short with this song, as I find it a bit to simplisticly repetitive. More as of an extention to the already quite boring end of Track one. --3 stars--

Decay of Logos: Maybe I am missing something here, as most people on this site refer to Incarnation of Logos as quite a bit better than Decay of Logos, yet I heartily disagree. Where as Incarnation's instrumental sections are not my liking, the instrumental sections on Decay are intresting and something I enhoy listening to. Also the singing is used to its best possible on this song, some of the greatest our friend Frank Bornemann has done. --4 1/2 stars--

Atlantis' Agony At June 5th - 8498, 13 p.m. Gregorian Earthtime: Okay let's be honest, you didn't care about those stupid first three tracks when you cam up to this page, you might have even skipped the parts of this review regarding those tracks. Your frenzied anticipation was in fact correct! This magnum opus is one of the most epic climaxes to an album I have heard in a long time. When I say epic I am meaning larger than life-type awesomeness (Example: End of Pink Floyd's Echoes (of which I already mentioned), End of Supper's Ready, Middle section of Close to the Edge and And You And I) After a while of varied ambient-type keyboard's with spooky spoken word parts, it leads to the best singing section on the album and an inawesomable extroduction. --5 stars--

Summary---- Ocean is a strange one, yet an album worth getting and discovering yourselve. If noticed the variety of comments on this album, it can become quite obvious that your opinion may vary extremely from mine.

----Final Score---- 4 Stars

idoownu | 5/5 |

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