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WE KEEP ON

Embryo

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.25 | 47 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars First and most importantly thankyou Bonnek for allowing me to finally hear this album. I tell you this band is one of the most impressive bands in all of Germany, mixing that Jazz / Rock style with Krautrock along with that ethnic flavour.Their first six albums are absolute classics and i'm really looking forward in the next few weeks of spending time with all six to come up with some sort of a 1-6 list. Released in 1973 "We Keep On" has a gorgeous cover and the music to match. Honestly I was moved a few times emotionally by what I was hearing. And man the electric piano sounds amazing on here.

"No Place To Go" is drum led and quite imressive I might add early on as the guitar comes in and lights things up.Vocals follow and this is all surprisingly aggressive.The sax replaces the vocals then the guitar returns and it's on fire.The sax and electric piano lead 4 minutes in. So good ! Piano after 7 minutes then sax after 9 minutes before the flute and guitar arrive before 11 1/2 minutes.

"Flute And Sax" has these sparse sounds of percussion and ethnic sounds.The flute joins in then it picks up 3 1/2 minutes in. Sax before 5 minutes.

"Ehna, Ehna, Abu Lele" is my favourite track. Vocals and percussion to start then the sax comes in after 1 1/2 minutes along with electric piano. Nice. Love this section that actually continues right to the end of this almost 9 minute song. In this section we get some sax and it turns dissonant before 5 1/2 minutes then the guitar follows. An absolutely incredible track !

"Hackbrett- Dance" has Indian aboe, African percussion, mirimba and these dulcimer-like sounds (thanks Gnosis). "Abdul Malek" opens with percussion and then another percussion comes in followed by drums then vocals. It's fuller before 1 1/2 minutes. Sax 3 minutes in to end it.

"Don't Come Tomorrow" is vocal, piano and flute led early and is laid back. Bass and light drums join in then mellotron after 2 minutes.

"Ticket To India" is a 16 minute bonus track. Love this trippy track with those spacey sounds. Electric piano is prominant as well. Guitar comes in after 5 minutes then the sax rips it up before 7 1/2 minutes. It settles back with mellotron then the sax returns with other sparse sounds as the mellotron continues.Great song ! EMBRYO were one of the best bands to come out of Germany and this is my favourite album by them. 5 stars !

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |

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