Saturday, 10 August 2019
Eloiteron - Lost Paradise (1981)
The one and only album from this Swiss band.
The band was a sextet with a lineup of French horn, flute, Mellotron, keyboards, electric piano, grand piano, organ, strings, flute, cornet, trumpet, synths, saxophone, bass, drums, guitars and vocals.
This band was a short lived band who only released this album and was quickly forgotten........... until ProgArchives and then Youtube dug this album up again from the sea of obscurity.
The band is still obscure and this review is one of the very few reviews of this album, indeed. Which is a bit of shame......
The band plays symphonic prog. Mostly instrumental prog. So far, so good....
References are a bit difficult..... OK, Focus from their Hamburger Concertos album. That is a good reference. Add some Caravan too and some ELP.
The music here light, pastoral and quite baroque. There is a lot of Johan Sebastian Bach here too as this Swiss band is very influenced by church music. A lot of the music here feels like played in a church or cathedral. It is not bombastic, though. It is just pastoral...
This is indeed a good album too. It has a lot to offer to those who likes their prog with a lot of organs and Mellotron. The vocals too is good and the melodies just as good.
This album deserve a second life.