Thursday, February 13, 2014

Prog Thursday: Eloy's Ocean

Never heard of Eloy?  Don't feel so ashamed, most have not if they're born outside of Germany after 1975.  I heard of this band by sheer luck having beers in a bar talking to a friend of a friend, and what a great discovery that proved to be, since I now own the majority of their albums.

Eloy feels like a cross between say Genesis (concepts, melodies), Deep Purple (keyboards).  The top album in IMHO is Ocean from 1977.   Simply put: the rise & fall of Atlantis in 4 tracks totaling 44 minutes.  If you like the classic progressive rock era (Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, ELP, etc.), the "spacey" kind, you will find this album rewarding and something you will go back to.

Below is the YouTube clip of the whole album, give it a whirl.  Next albums I'd recommend in order: Dawn, Silent Cries & Mighty Echoes, Power & The Passion, Colors.

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Personal note: I always buy my music because musicians need to eat too.  Especially true where I listen to a lot of band which never make it to the mainstream, supporting them is quite important otherwise they'll just quit.  And frankly that's theft anyway, regardless if it's from an evil faceless corporation :)


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