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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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3 stars In scene of Krautrock at that time, the derivation and the activity of various bands were indeed done in the region. The element of the music character that this Embryo established in the flow might be one of the bands to which the appearance of originality and the culture is remarkably indeed expressed. They might always have them revolutionize music and it be evaluated to keep announcing the work.

The music character at time when the flow was active indeed had diversity in the region for the item of Krautrock in the latter half of the 1960's. Tangerine Dream in Berlin. Or, Can in Koln. And, the activity of various bands such as Frumpy in Hamburg will have been one exactly main currents.

It is said that the exchange had already been performed having it with musicians who are related to Embryo of Chris Karrer of the kingpin of Amon Duul 2 before 1967. And, Lothar Meid of the Bass player known on business with Amon Duul 2 had the exchange with them from Embryo. Therefore, it might have had the sense that looked like the brother as a relation between them also in the flow that derived through the music that they had been doing at that time. They deepened the exchange through music while esteeming the music character.

They debuted in "Opal" in 1970. It was gradually established, and their music took the part of an original element and ethnical to Jazz Rock and aimed at the enhancement of the music character in the work.

They have been daring the tour for about one month in 1972. It is said that the band at this time was doing live by using the shape of the musical. These elements will be able to hear the expression by appearing in this album as a glimpse in Album Art.

As for "Radio Marrakesch-Orient Express", it can know the music of the band completely established for the music character. An element of ethnical and an enchantment part complete directionality and the composition of the tune. The tune dashes by a fast demiquaver. The performance of E-Piano by Mal Waldron might be splendid as the point that should make a special mention. The performance and ensemble that progresses while making the best use of the characteristic of the band might be splendid. The establishment of music that gives an original interpretation to the element of Jazz Rock has succeeded.

A piano melody to make the melody of quiet Bass anxious twines round "Dreaming Girls". The part of the hit that frequently visits the part of Violin repeatedly has an indeed sensual flow. It might be important in the point also for this tune that progresses with the part where initial Soft Machine is reminiscent to compose the album.

"Call" progresses with a racial rhythm. The melody of E-Piano has the atmosphere of Jazz Rock to the end and twines with the melody of Violin. The obbligato of Piano and the line of Bass are good each other. It is ..Jazz Rock with the dash feeling indeed partly because of the element of Groove.. finished. The tune emphasizes Groove further and dashes. An element advanced as fast and slow is put on the composition of the tune has succeeded.

The point to have transfered the register label to express the directionality of the music that this band had been doing at that time might have been convenient for the band. The band exactly made one shape in this album.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |


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