|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||progressive rock space rock krautrock psychedelic rock german|
This German progressive-space rock band is essentially a vehicle for the creative talents of lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Frank Bornemann, with a somewhat unstable backing line-up. The band released their debut, Inside, in 1973, and achieved enormous success in Germany with a succession of albums in the vein of Pink Floyd and Yes but with a heavier, guitar-based approach. These usually featured instrumentally complex epics based on Bornemanns science fiction-flavoured concepts, but despite a domestic major label contract, and a consistent English language approach, their early material was not released outside their homeland. Bornemann, at this stage joined by Hannes Filberth (keyboards), Hannes Arkona (keyboards, guitar), Klaus-Peter Matziol (bass) and Fritz Randow (drums), was by now updating the Eloy sound, culminating in the excellent Metromania, where modern keyboard textures added colour to more compact, less indulgent songs, but this line-up...