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Psychedelic/Space Rock

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars ELOY deliver their spaciest album yet in "Silent Cries And Mighty Echoes". For some it sounds too similar to PINK FLOYD and they dismiss it, for others it ranks as one of the best records that ELOY ever made.

"Astral Entrance" opens with synths before those Gilmour-like guitar sounds come in before a minute. This sounds so much like the song "Shine On You Crazy Diamond-Part 1". "Master Of Sensation" has a good beat with synths as guitar comes in then vocals. Some nice organ runs follow. Synths are prominant before 2 minutes. Excellent guitar solo 3 1/2 minutes in.

"The Apocalypse" is the epic at almost 15 minutes. It opens with almost spoken vocals with floating synths in the background. Organ and drums come in after 1 1/2 minutes followed by guitar and synths. Great sound ! Love the guitar 3 1/2 minutes in. Vocals a minute later. It's very spacey as it settles before 6 minutes. Female vocal melodies join in before the guitar returns. The synths 12 minutes in really remind me of FLOYD. Nice bass 13 1/2 minutes in. The guitar makes some noise to end it. "Pilot To Paradise" has a good rhythm to it with lots of synths and organ. Vocals after a minute. Guitar solo before 6 minutes.

"De Labore Solis" has this great spacey soundscape with more excellent bass. Vocals after a minute. Some cool lyrics on this one. "Mighty Echoes" is mellow to start before it kicks into a fuller sound a minute in. Then it settles into a mid-paced tempo. Great guitar after 5 minutes. More meaningful lyrics as well.

There's no question this is one of their best releases. I still prefer the earlier albums "Inside" and "Floating" but this is a must for fans of spacey and atmospheric music.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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