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APO-CALYPSO

Embryo

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

2.64 | 14 ratings

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Bonnek
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1 stars Embryo couldn't have chosen a more suitable title for this poor attempt at mainstream accessibility. It is a disaster record indeed and the one to avoid if you want to discover this incredible band.

The album suffers first of all of bad song-writing, whatever the idea was behind 'Break Into Pieces', it is first of all a very clumsy song with ill-inspired vocals. The psychedelic jam that starts halfway in is more enjoyable but not good enough to wind forward to it. Skip. 'Endless Feeling' is slightly better, it's more coherent at least, with a kind of soul vibe to it, be it rather plain and commercial. 'Together' is a poor funky jam with a Motown-alike intro and outro vocal. Not my thing. 'Knast-funk' is a mellow funky groove with organ and vibraphone soloing. Not bad but considering where this band came from on earlier albums it is very average. The same goes for the lengthier improvs/jams that follow.

A creative backdrop of sorts and a failed attempt to tune into the silky fusion taste of the day. Luckily, the band quickly reestablished themselves with the superb "Embryo's Reise".

Bonnek | 1/5 |

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