Label: Harvest - 1C 062-29 521,EMI Electrola - 1C 062-29 521 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Krautrock, Prog Rock
With FloatingEloy hit their first artistic peak. The German group's brand of hard rock meets prog rock gelled beautifully for this set of five songs.
The structural shortcomings of the longest track from the previous album are now things of the past: "The Light From Deep Darkness" is a minute roller coaster. The opening title track gets very close to early Santanathanks to a spirited drum track and Manfred Wieczorke 's organ work, closer this time to Plastic Girl - Eloy - Floating Rollie than Jon Lord Deep Purple.
But the album's highlight resides in the infectiously heavy riff of "Castle in the Air," maybe the most recognizable sound bit in Eloy 's first three albums. New bassist Luitjen Janssen gives the song a tremendous momentum.
The lyrics to "Plastic Girl" are more down to earth and relate to Frank Zappa 's "Plastic People" than the group's growing interest in metaphysics and space-age references.
The album is capped by "Madhouse," a frantic rocker that shows how Bornemann has integrated the influence of Jethro Tull in his music. Fans of Eloy 's concept albums DawnOceanPlanets have a tendency to look snobbishly at the first three LPs, but Floating stands as a great rock achievement, no matter what the group will record Career Opportunities - The Clash - The Clash. The music did not have to adapt to a plot and is not drenched in synthesizers.
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Styles Prog-Rock. Recording Date September, - May, Track Listing. The Light From Deep Darkness. Castle in the Air. Plastic Girl.
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