lundi, octobre 06, 2008

KRAUTROCK TOP#41 : ELOY, Inside (1973)



Obviously not the best krautrock you've heard here, "Inside" has its moments nevertheless, especially in the opening 17 minutes long track. And there's this almost classic tune that ends the album, the very melancolic "Up and down" - I love it, what a pity the sound is not better. Well, it's 25 minutes of good music (the album is only 37 minutes long), not so bad...

What do you have to know about ELOY..? Well, after a rather mediocre and straight rock 1st album, the band discovered space and prog rock; it resulted in "Inside" and, the year after, "Floating" (very similar though a little harder, that's the reason why you'll find the album too here). In 1975, ELOY seemed to enjoy so much the new direction taken by PINK FLOYD with "Dark side" and "I wish you were here" that they simply copied them; and sometimes it was rather good, like "Power and the passion" in 1975, but the truth is that it was often very boring (I can't understand why their double "Ocean" is so reputed... not bad, but so so so boring...).
In the 80s, the band has probably moved towards more 80s prog rock, but I don't really have listened to the albums...

Of course it's not the funniest nor the newest music of this selection, but "Inside" and "Floating" are really worth listening.
Find "Inside" here and "Floating" there.

5 commentaires:

mike-floyd a dit…

I'd recommend "DAWN", much better than "Power and the Passion" which is crap in my opinion excerpt for 1 or 2 songs.
I also like "Ocean" and their "Live" album a lot and don't think they are boring at all. The production/sound is great, especially the remastered cd versions. Their English pronounciation is bad nevertheless (on ALL records), but than: this is the case with many krautrockers. Also the lyrical content is debatical...
I always liked the early ELOY (up until 1980), later records are dispensable. But than - ELOY was the first band I ever saw live - and they were great, with dancers and cool lightshow... so I may be prejudiced.

Anonyme a dit…

Progressive Rock
http://genesis-marillion.blogspot.com

mahood a dit…

Thnaks Mike-Floyd, for these precisions.
Nevertheless, I confirm that I just can't listen to Dawn and really prefer (by far!) Power and the passion, much stronger in the melodies.

Anonyme a dit…

Merci pour tous ces liens !C'est bon le Krautrock !!!

Alex B a dit…

Great space-rock. One of best Eloy albuns, better than Ocean, a work
too pretentious.