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Embryo - Rocksession  CD (album) cover




Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.05 | 63 ratings

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3 stars For the first time in their discography, Embryo presents almost the same line-up as on the preceding album. Compared to "Steig Aus", only the guitar position has changed, and just as on "Father Son and The Holy Ghost" it's Sigi Schwab replacing Roman Burka.

The approach is very similar to "Steig Aus". "Rocksession" delivers exactly what it promises: the band jamming their heads off in a rocking mood, not as rocking as Guru Guru, but still much more so then on other albums. In doing so they sacrificed much of the jazz, world and psychedelic elements of the Embryo sound. The result is a fine jam album that may be more accessible to rock audiences then other works from Embryo, but in terms of compositions and uniqueness it pales slightly in comparison to the albums around it.

The sorter pieces on the album are still as good as anything on "Steig Aus" but the 15 minute "Entrances" simply passes me by without ever catching my attention. It's jazz-rock jamming by the numbers for me, not bad but hardly surpassing background music purposes.

3.5 stars overall, possibly the easiest entry point into the world of Embryo but not their most representative album.

Bonnek | 3/5 |


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