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ACID IN WOUNDERLAND

Ego on the Rocks

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.36 | 24 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Ego on the rocks is one of the forgotten bands from late '70's from german scene. Featuring - Detlev Schmidtchen / vocals, keyboards, guitars, bass, from Eloy and Jürgen Rosenthal drums from Eloy and Scorpions. I'm agree with previous reviewers that this album is definetly a grower, it took me more then 4 spins to fully apreciated this album. The music is quite good and but offers some truly great moments combining elements from Eloy (Silent cry and mighty echoues era), those spacey moments of the highest calibre and some electronica arrangements not far from Tangerine Dream or Krafwerk. I might say it sounds like Eloy in a new clothes. The album original release in 1979 and re issued on CD at Jupiter records in 1993 and Second Battle in 1997, have 6 bonus tracks (the jupiter re issue doesn't have those bonuses) who are lenghty then the entire album with the excellent final track Once in Africa 1 full of Pink Floyd and Eloy atmosphere. So overall a good album for sure, I like it, in places are some spoken words in german and english but fits very well in the atmosphere of the album. The band had a metheoric career, and soon after because of poor sales and problems between musicians split up in 1981. Still a pleasent album to my ears with some fantastic pieces like Erected Error - full of Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream moments, those beginnings of the '80's synthesisers sounds are all here, and Godbluff. I will give for sure 3 stars, for this album, who needs a better view, nothing groundbreaking here but pleasent most of the time.
b_olariu | 3/5 |

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