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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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4 stars German fusion band grew up from it's kraut rock roots and shows his best sides on this great but too short album! Just three compositions based on the mix of German psychedelic, best keyboards-led jazz fusion tradition of it's time and African rhythms.

Embryo is band ,based on its drummer Christian Burchard 's projects with different musicians. For Steig Aus album they were not only Germans bassist Jörg Evers, violinist Edgar Hoffmann, but American jazz musicians organist Jimmy Jackson, and jazz keyboardist Mal Waldron. As a result you can hear excellent combination of keyboards free-jazz jamming passages and kraut psychedelic atmosphere.

Possibly this album could disappear early krautrock Embryo fans - music became free-form jamming against more accessible melodic earlier recordings. But this move towards jazz-fusion, still being rooted in psychedelic tradition, gave excellent result, at least for lovers of keyboards passages, African rhythms and spacey jazz fusion from early 70-s.

My rating is 4+!

snobb | 4/5 |


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