Thursday, July 7, 2016

Eloy-Ocean (1977)

Eloy is perhaps the best band of German progressive rock, whose musical style includes symphonic rock and space rock, the latter with a higher prevalence in previous albums. Despite their nationality and period of activity, the band is not generally considered krautrock due to their sound, which has much more in common with English progressive rock bands like Pink Floyd, King Crimson and Yes. Moreover, the band that was always considered by the world music critics as the "German Floyd" because of its sound parallel to that of the British in many moments. It is true that sometimes sound similar, but the Germans have their unique sound, mixing rock with symphonic air space memorable.
"Ocean" is the sixth album released by the Germans. It was launched in 1977 and is considered by many their best album, a classic of the genre in Germany. 200,000 copies were sold, making it better than Genesis or Queen in the German charts at that time.