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Embryo - Steig Aus [also released as: This Is Embryo] CD (album) cover




Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.80 | 80 ratings

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Sean Trane
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4 stars Apparently, Embryo's record label (Liberty/UA) didn't find that their music held enough commercial potential and refused to release the music recorded during three late71 and early 72 sessions, so drummer Christian Burchard brought the tapes to Metronom¨e Brain label, who released them no problems in early 73 alonside Rocksession later that year. Released with slightly different arworks (clowns on stage with amplifiers), Steig Aus had two Us keyboardists where the Father Son line-up had none, but if jackson was nobig deal, having Mal Waldren (Max Roach, Eric Dolphy amongst others) on your roster is indeed quite a coup.

Only three tracks on this killer album and past the the first two minutes of Morrocan-soundtrack of Radio Marrakesh, Orient Express is a great lengthy jam on which Jackson's organ and mellotrons takes first lead, than Roman Bunka's guitar, then followed by Waldren's electric piano and Hoffman's violin. Finishing on Burchard's percussions. Slowly rising like a sunset is Waldren's piano on Dreaming Girls (originally called Filles De La Mer) and is taking us on similar grounds. The 17-mins sidelong suite Call is a bit more of the same. While the jams on all three tracks are fascinating and enthusiasming, they also sound a bit the same. An exciting jam-filled album, Steig As managed in just three tracks to take the excitement of discovery. Run for it...

Sean Trane | 4/5 |


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