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ROCKSESSION

Embryo

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.05 | 40 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is really a sister album to "Steig Aus" as the material for both of these albums were taken from the same recording sessions. The music here is trippy and jazzy, as they jam and improvise brilliantly.

"A Place To Go" is the only track i'm not a huge fan of, but it's by far the shortest at 4 minutes.The music here has a strong ethnic flavour with lots of percussion. The song gets more intense 2 1/2 minutes in and it does sound much better from here to the end. I like the guitar that comes in late. "Entrances" is the longest track at 15 1/2 minutes. It opens with bass and percussion as guitar melodies come and go. Drums and organ come in as the sound gets fuller. They're jamming now, great sound 6 minutes in as Jimmy Jackson really shines on the organ. He leads the way until a blast of sax 10 1/2 minutes in signals that it's the sax turn to lead the way. Organ and bass become prominant after 13 minutes as the sax retreats.

"Warm Canto" is like being in paradise for 10 minutes. This is so beautful with vibes? and light drums. Violin melodies arrive a minute in. Organ 2 minutes in takes over for violin. The violin is back before 4 minutes as drums pound away. Guitar after 5 minutes. It settles down to opening melody as vibes return and tasteful guitar. Violin joins in as well. Gorgeous track. "Dirge" is also around 10 minutes in length.The intro is ethnic sounding and spacey. Violin after 1 1/2 minutes as the mood changes. Drums, bass and keys help out but the violin is leading the way. Great sound. Guitar comes in around 3 minutes. Piano replaces the violin before 4 minutes.This is trippy man. Guitar gets it's turn in the sun after 6 minutes as the tempo slows. Organ before 8 minutes.This is great !

I prefer "Steig Aus" but man these are two excellent albums. Highly recommended.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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