Pays : Germany
Genre : Rock Psychedelic / Space
Dates : 1969
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Eloy is a German progressive rock band, whose musical style includes symphonic and space rock, the latter theme being more prevalent on earlier albums.
The band took their name from the Eloi, a futuristic race of people in the H.G. Wells novel The Time Machine.
Founded in the late 1960s by guitarist Frank Bornemann, the band has endured several line-up changes, with Bornemann being the only consistent member of the group. In the 1980s, after a series of major splits in the group, Bornemann pursued a more commercial direction. Despite attracting a large following, the band never gained popularity in the United States.
However, in later years, former members of the band re-joined, and in 1998 fans delighted in hearing Ocean 2, a return to the classic symphonic progressive genre that the band was so well known for. A sequel to the 1977 original, it is commonly thought among fans that it successfully recaptures the spirit of the band, and is a worthy follow-up to the much beloved classic.
Of the band's numerous records, fans generally consider Inside, Floating, Dawn, Ocean, Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes, Planets and Ocean 2 to be the superior albums.
Despite their nationality, the band are not generally considered krautrock due to their sound which has much more in common with English progressive groups such as Yes. ...
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