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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 Embryo is a german Krautrock band. They represent the jazzier side of the genre. Most of the Songs are very improvisational. But what would a Krautrock band be without the typical sound of the genre? Of course They sound as if they were totally stoned while recording the album, just like nearly every Krautrock band. But I don't think that it is a negative point. Maybe the whole genre wouldn't be so experimental without the various types of drugs. And the experimental and improvisational music is what Krautrock is all about.

"Steig aus" ("Get out", "Get off") is a karautrock album sounding much jazzier than other Krautrock releases by Amon Düül II or Guru Guru for example but also features the experimental, improvisational and free form type of music. The album consists of 3 tracks, "Radio Marrakesch/Orient-Express" wich is about 10 minutes long. Also about 10 minutes is the really great track "Dreaming girls". But the highlight of the album for sure is the very experimental longtrack "call" wich lasts more than 17 minutes. I recall that there's a new remaster version of this album, but I give no warranty about this.

Embryo is a good addition to any prog rock collection for sure, but if you want to get into the world of Krautrock start with Guru Guru, Amon Düül II or Faust. Embryo is a good addition if you really like the genre.

diddy | 3/5 |


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