Monday 13 February 2012

Eiliff - Eiliff (1971)

Wow !! The debut album by this German band really hits the right notes.

Eiliff delivers music on this album which comes across as a mix of Soft Machine aka Fifth/Six, King Crimson and Van Der Graaf Generator. The first two songs, and in particular the second song Gammeloni, could have been lifted from Fifth (Soft Machine). The third song Uzzek Of Rigel IV is a mix of King Crimson and Van Der Graaf Generator. The fourth and final song includes a mix of all three bands. That includes Soft Machine aka Softs.

The songs relies on woodwinds, keyboards, guitars and some sitar and tabla. The woodwinds reminds me a lot about Elton Dean.

This album is an eclectic album and the overall quality is great. The sound is vintage and adds a lot of xtra texture to the music. This is an album Soft Machine fans should not miss out on.

4 stars

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