For the first time on vinyl Eiliffs eponymous album is a true classic for all lovers of early German rock music. Eiliff were formed in Cologne in the late sixties. Their powerful tour-de-force of complex progressive rock/ jazz-rock fusion can draw comparisons to King Crimson, Soft Machine, Van Der Graaf Generator, or, with regard to German Bands, Nine Days Wonder, Alcatraz oder later groups such as Thirsty Moon. Eiliff had a unique style based on their considerable individual talents. Their first album was recorded in Hamburg in the Star Studio with Conny Plank at the controls. 'Suite' (20:46) was just that furious show of energetic fusion. Guitar player Houschäng Nejadepour added sitar on the only quiet part of the suite. Eiliffs first album will reward the attentive listener (Dag Erik Asbjornson/ Cosmic Dreams At Play). Eiliff had the power of Mahavishnu Orchestra, the invention of Guru Guru and the diversity of Out Of Focus, and really they were purely excessive, with diverse elements blended together as only experienced in Krautrock (A Crack In The Cosmic Egg/ Freeman Brothers). This is all true!
Eiliffs first album is a must have for all lovers of the genre. Remastered from the original tapes. Comes with informative booklet based -among others-on notes from keyboarder Rainer Brüninghaus.