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5.0 out of 5 stars Silent Cries... Powerful Effect!, 6 July 2001
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Unless you specifically came looking for this CD, you most likely won't have heard of ELOY, even though they've sold millions of LPs worldwide in a career spanning over 30 years. They are, without a doubt, the music industry's best kept secret. And this, their seventh studio LP released way back in 1979, is one of the best albums never to be listed in the "Top 10 Records of All-Time" halls of fame.
Musically, you have something that German audience's term as "Space Rock". A fusion of rock guitars, pomp keyboards and orchestral style harmonies, brilliantly counter-balanced here by Frank Borneman's plainative vocals. You'll think of Pink Floyd, classic YES, early Hawkwind, even Magnum and yet none of these can be really compared to the sound that ELOY have. They possess a rare uniqueness that transcends labeling. Believe me, even if you are not into rock music, you may well find this a stunning album. Certainly many of my friends over the years have been blown away by this LP.
So why is this such a great record?
"SLME" is quite simply a magnificent adventure in audio stimulation. Ranging from evocative and angelic vocals to truly histrionic guitar solos, it sounds as new and as exciting today as it did in 1979. From the stunning 1a) Astral Entrance, dreamily teasing you into a trance-like recognition of just how wonderful an electric guitar can sound, through to the haunting cries of the final track, the Mighty Echoes that reveal the final destination mankind is headed for, this album will leave you breathless with the realisation that you've just been listening to an unexpected masterpiece.
Buy this album. You won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff, 20 May 2013
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This review is from: Silent Cries And Mighty [German Import] (Audio CD)
What can I say, it's a great cd ..... I had the vinyl when it first came out but I'm not nerdy enough to,take it apart and do the music critic stuff. Great to listen to and quality music
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