Header

SURFIN'

Embryo

Jazz Rock/Fusion


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Embryo Surfin'  album cover
2.80 | 17 ratings | 4 reviews | 6% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy EMBRYO Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1975

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. You can turn on me (5:11)
2. Music of today (4:12)
3. Secret (6:23)
4. Surfin' (3:22)
5. New ridin' (3:44)
6. In my lunamatic (1:28)
7. Dance of some broken glasses (9:01)
8. Sidetrack (6:03)

Total Time: 39:24

Lyrics

Search EMBRYO Surfin' lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search EMBRYO Surfin' tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Roman Bunka / guitar, bass, ring modulator, clavinet, sitar, saxophone, percussion, vocals
- Christian Burchard / drums, vibes, percussion, marimba, pianos, organ, Mellotron, vocals
- Uwe Müllrich / bass (2 to 7)

+ Edgar Hofmann / Soprano saxophone (2-8), violin (3-7)
- Charlie Mariano / Alto saxophone (1), Soprano saxophone (3-8), flute (4-7), nagasuram (7)

Releases information

LP BASF Systems BC 22385 / CD Disconforme Records 1937 (1999)

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
Edit this entry

EMBRYO MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy EMBRYO Surfin' Music


RocksessionRocksession
Brain / SPV 2008
Audio CD$71.71
$71.64 (used)
Wiesbaden 1972Wiesbaden 1972
Import
Imports 2008
Audio CD$17.46
$47.11 (used)
Opal [Vinyl]Opal [Vinyl]
Get Back 2010
Vinyl$25.69
Message From Era OraMessage From Era Ora
Black Sweat Records 2014
Vinyl$25.05
Embryo's RacheEmbryo's Rache
Materiali Sonori 2010
Audio CD$21.32
$15.66 (used)
Embryo 40Embryo 40
Import
Trikont 2010
Audio CD$19.19
$14.20 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Dog Fashion Disco The Embryo`S In Bloom CD NEW (UK Import) US $14.62 Buy It Now 34m 21s
EMBRYO-BREMEN 1971-KRAUTROCK-NEW CD US $29.99 Buy It Now 1h 25m
EMBRYO-WIESBADEN 1972-KRAUTROCK-Prog Jazz-Rock World-CD US $29.99 Buy It Now 1h 26m
V.A - PSYCHEDELIC INDERGROUND - Krautrock - Sunbirds-Embryo-Langsyne-Virus-PROMO US $8.28 [0 bids]
4h 38m
Saturday's Warrior [Cast Recording, Soundtrack] 1974 Embryo Music OOP!!! US $16.85 Buy It Now 4h 47m
CHRIS HILLS Everything is Everything Comin' Outta the Ghetto PROMO LP Embryo US $24.00 Buy It Now 8h 2m
CHRIS HILLS EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING COMIN' OUTTA THE GHETTO EMBRYO SD 734 LP US $22.99 Buy It Now 8h 42m
Dir en grey - Kisou ?? Japan Jrock Visual Kei Music CD Filth embryo Jessica US $46.99 Buy It Now 11h 37m
Pink Floyd - Embryo San Diego, 1971 (Live 1971) US $54.97 Buy It Now 12h 5m
Herbie Mann - Stone Flute REEL TO REEL 3 3/4 Embryo X 520 US $10.00 Buy It Now 12h 13m
EMBRYO - AFRICA NEW VINYL US $41.86 Buy It Now 14h 8m
Embryo - Zack Gluck LP Vinyl Record US $34.91 Buy It Now 15h 3m
Embryo - Africa LP Vinyl Record US $34.61 Buy It Now 15h 3m
Embryo - Opal LP Vinyl Record Pop Rock US $34.61 Buy It Now 15h 3m
Danny Toan(Vinyl LP)First Serve-UK-SD 535-Embryo-VG-/VG+ US $18.23 Buy It Now 22h
Zack Gluck - Embryo New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $35.74 Buy It Now 23h 21m
SEALED 8-Track AIR Embryo psych jazz funk folk Embryo US $56.00 Buy It Now 1 day
EMBRYO Live LP APRIL German orig PROG KRAUTROCK 4 US $35.90 [1 bids]
1 day
EMBRYO Bad Heads and Bad Cats LP APRIL German orig JAZZ Prog KRAUTROCK 10 US $39.90 [0 bids]
1 day
HERBIE MANN Push/Push 1971 Embryo LP Record VG/VG- Combine Shipping US $1.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Saturday's Warrior - Double LP - Embryo - Doug Stewart / Lex De Azevedo - LDS US $20.99 Buy It Now 1 day
VINYL LP Embryo featuring Charlie Mariano We Keep On Kraut Prog '74 rare basf PF US $99.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Embryo-Wiesbaden 1972 German prog psych cd US $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Phil Woods At The Frankfurt Jazz Festival on Embryo Records SD 530 Gate Fold US $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
MOTRIP - EMBRYO (IMPORT) NEW CD US $18.51 Buy It Now 1 day
Against A Crooked Sky Soundtrack QUADRAPHONIC LP Embryo EM 1005 ST US $16.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Phil Woods & His European Rhythm Machine At Frankfurt Jazz Festival LP Embryo US $5.00 [0 bids]
US $6.50 Buy It Now
1 day
JAZZ FUSION LP - JIM PEPPER - PEPPER'S POW WOW (1971) EMBRYO 712101 WLP PROMO US $24.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Embryo - Every Day is Okay cd 1973-79 Missus Beastly Xhol Charlie Mariano kraut US $38.39 Buy It Now 1 day
Amon Düül II - Live in Concert cd 1973 Embryo Popol Vuh Duul Gila Chris Karrer US $27.39 Buy It Now 1 day
FRANZ FERDINAND Self Titled CD 2004 Domino Records Sony Box Codax Embryo rock US $3.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Motrip - Embryo [CD New] US $11.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Herbie Mann Stone Flute 12" LP 1970 Embryo SD 520 Gatefold Jazz Cool Jazz Rare US $9.99 [0 bids]
2 days
EMBRYO - OPAL - NEW US $26.52 Buy It Now 2 days
JIM MULLEN & DICK MORRISSEY up 1977 US EMBRYO STEREO LP US $13.27 Buy It Now 2 days
EMBRYO: Opal (rock & pop vinyl LP) US $30.00 Buy It Now 2 days
JIM PEPPER Pepper's Pow Wow LARRY CORYELL Embryo Records SEALED VINYL LP US $12.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Herbie Mann Memphis Two-Step, 1971 Embryo Records US $8.00 Buy It Now 2 days
EMBRYO: Live LP (Germany, VG+ cover 'Peters' import stobc, few light cover crea US $40.00 Buy It Now 2 days
RARE GERMAN PROGRESSIVE SAMPLER CAN PETARO EMBRYO ETC STEREO LP US $99.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Motrip - Embryo CD US $15.79 Buy It Now 2 days
PINK FLOYD - The Embryo KOREA LP Blue Back CVR US $47.99 Buy It Now 2 days
embryo's reise 2lp includes press kit + 2 embryo official letters prog kraut US $69.99 [0 bids]
2 days
Embryo 1985 Africa Album CD NEW 1992 Krautrock Dissidenten Can Amon Duul II Guru US $69.00 Buy It Now 2 days
EMBRYO-AFRICA-PROGRESSIVE AFRO FOLK NIGERIA-NEW LP+CD US $37.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Redrum: EMBRYO - Gianormous US $39.40 Buy It Now 3 days
Guru Guru- wiesbaden 1973 (Embryo- Eiliff- Agitation free, Ax genrich) US $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Out Of Focus- Rat Roads (Kontrast, Missus Beastly, Embryo) US $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Herbie Mann-Memphis Two-Step-LP-Embryo-SD 531-Gatefold-Vinyl Rec US $3.77 [0 bids]
US $4.99 Buy It Now
3 days
Embryo/JIMMY JACKSON-Steig Aus-'72 KRAUTROCK-NEW LP180G US $54.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Embryo-Bremen 1971 German prog psych cd US $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Danny Toan(Vinyl LP)First Serve-UK-SD 535-Embryo-VG-/VG+ US $22.99 Buy It Now 3 days
DOG FASHION DISCO-EMBRYO`S IN BLOOM CD NEW US $16.65 Buy It Now 4 days
JIM MULLEN & DICK MORRISSEY Up EMBRYO Sample NM- US $9.35 Buy It Now 4 days
CHRISTMAS 33 LP LEX de AZEVEDO HIS ORCHESTRA & CHORALE 1980 Embryo Records #2030 US $5.99 Buy It Now 4 days
SIGUR ROS RAINBOW EMBRYO WHITE SHORT SLEEVE T SHIRT XL US $8.88 [0 bids]
US $14.99 Buy It Now
4 days
JIM PEPPER nm PROMO lp on EMBRYO, 1971, RARE! US $29.95 [0 bids]
4 days
BRUTE FORCE rare orig 1970 soul jazz funk LP Sonny Sharrock SEALED Embryo US $59.95 Buy It Now 4 days
Embryo-Opal-KRAUTROCK JAZZ ROCK PSYCH ACID-NEW LP-WAH US $42.99 Buy It Now 4 days
CUTTING EMBRYO-FEKAL APPETITE US $2.99 [0 bids]
US $5.99 Buy It Now
4 days
EMBRYO Every Day is Okay CD *SEALED *RARE Orig 1992 Krautrock Progressive Rock US $69.95 Buy It Now 4 days
EMBRYO Zack Gluck CD *SEALED *RARE Orig 1992 Krautrock Progressive/Art/Jazz Rock US $84.95 Buy It Now 4 days
Embryo(CD Album)No God Slave-Rising -CD050-New US $20.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Embryo- Father, son, and holy ghosts (Garden of deligh (between, missus beastly) US $19.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Embryo- Bremen 1971 (Guru Guru, Xhol, Xhol Caravan) US $19.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Embryo- Wiesbaden 1972 (Guru Guru, Xhol, Xhol Caravan) US $19.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Embryo, Africa / Rare Kraut Rock/Experimental/Avant-garde, Rare CD OOP Import US $44.99 Buy It Now 5 days
EMBRYO-EMBRYO'S RACHE-'71 KRAUTROCK-EXOTIC FUSION-NEW CD US $25.99 Buy It Now 5 days
EX/EX !! Embryo/Embryo Live/1976 April LP US $36.48 Buy It Now 5 days
LINDA,SEALED Russian CD,Embryo: Wrong CD US $5.99 Buy It Now 5 days
45RPM Record. The Pulse "Plastic Man" Embryo Arts Record. US $1.95 [0 bids]
US $4.00 Buy It Now
5 days
LP JIM MULLEN & DICK MORRISSEY - UP (EMBRYO SD 536) 1977 USA ORIGINAL ISSUE US $8.29 [0 bids]
5 days
Embryo Killers cd Born Dead recs. US $14.99 [0 bids]
5 days
Ron Carter / Uptown Conversation " Embryo SD 521 , stereo [ Promo copy ] US $15.00 [0 bids]
5 days
3 CD LOT W/OBI JAPAN MANSON METAL " DIR EN GREY " FILTH - EMBRYO - Ryoujoku US $24.97 Buy It Now 5 days
EMBRYO-STEIG AUS-GERMAN REISSUE-BRAIN 9816297-LP-PROGRESSIVE ROCK US $29.99 [0 bids]
5 days
Dog Fashion Disco - The Embryo's In Bloom NEW CD US $21.26 Buy It Now 6 days
JIM PEPPER Pepper's Pow Wow LP Embryo 731 original 1971 gatefold US $4.98 [0 bids]
6 days
Jazz 45 Herbie Mann - Push Push-Part I / Part Ii On Embryo US $5.00 Buy It Now 6 days
The No-Neck Blues Band & Embryo- Embryonnck LP Free Jazz, Art Rock Expermental US $8.94 Buy It Now 6 days
Jazz 45 HERBIE MANN Push Push-Part I on Embryo US $5.00 Buy It Now 6 days
BRUTE FORCE S/T EMBRYO 1970 Rare Orig soul funk Sonny Sharrock die US $59.00 Buy It Now 6 days
Soul 45 Herbie Mann - Push Push-Part I / Part Ii On Embryo US $5.00 Buy It Now 6 days
Herbie Mann-Memphis Two-Step-LP-Embryo-SD 531-Gatefold-Vinyl Record-VG+ US $10.55 Buy It Now 6 days
CUTTING EMBRYO - Fekal Appetite CD US $5.49 Buy It Now 6 days
EMBRYO-LIVE AT BURG HERZBERG FESTIVAL 2007-NEW CD US $25.99 Buy It Now 7 days
ATTILA ZOLLER, GYPSY CRY - EMBRYO LP SD 523 US $20.00 Buy It Now 7 days
EMBRYO - ROCKSESSION NEW VINYL US $54.25 Buy It Now 7 days
LEX DE AZEVEDO - Against A Crooked Sky - LP Vinyl - Embryo Music 1005 US $30.00 Buy It Now 7 days
Novac The Fifth Word Heavy Jazz Prog Rock LP on Embryo 70' Eric Gale John Dzubak US $19.19 Buy It Now 7 days
CHRIS HILL EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING COMIN OUTTA THE GHETTO EMBRYO LABEL SD 734 US $21.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Embryo-Father Son and Holy Ghost German prog psych cd US $19.99 Buy It Now 7 days
NO NECK BLUES BAND & EMBRYO EmbryoNNCK LP Vinyl US $49.90 Buy It Now 7 days
EMBRYO - Embryo's Rache (reissue) - 180 gram vinyl gatefold LP US $37.05 Buy It Now 7 days
DOG FASHION DISCO - THE EMBRYO`S IN BLOOM - ROT3028CD US $22.42 Buy It Now 7 days
Embryo-Embryo's Rache German United Artists prog lp US $125.00 Buy It Now 8 days
Embryo-Rocksession-'73 KRAUTROCK CLASSIC-NEW LP 180GR US $44.99 Buy It Now 8 days
Embryo - Rocksession [Vinyl New] US $43.98 Buy It Now 8 days
HERBIE MANN Memphis Two-Step Embryo 1971 Jazz Fusion Soul Psych Flute Rock US $5.00 Buy It Now 8 days
Herbie Mann Stone Flute LP Embryo Records SD 520 Stereo 1970 VG/VG US $8.00 Buy It Now 8 days

More places to buy EMBRYO music online Buy EMBRYO & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for EMBRYO DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

EMBRYO Surfin' ratings distribution


2.80
(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(6%)
6%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(18%)
18%
Good, but non-essential (59%)
59%
Collectors/fans only (12%)
12%
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)
6%

EMBRYO Surfin' reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Sean Trane
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk
2 stars This album has a horrible reputation and I must say that it is at least partially merited, but it's not quite as dreadful as it generally thought. Given that this is an Embryo album and it is surrounded by a series of excellent (if not nearing to perfection) albums, Surfin' has a few serious flaws, including a stupid name and an awful comic book artwork, but it's the only bad album in their 70's career. Given that this album IS indeed an Embryo album, it can't be that bad an album, and indeed there are far worst albums around. It might even be argued that Surfin' might be best worst album around and that most groups would love to have their worst album of Surfin's quality/calibre. (Are you sure, you're following me?)

Up to now we could call most of Embryo's album jazz-rock or fusion albums, but with Surfin' we're definitely heading in the funk or jazz-funk spectrum, but also dips a bit all over the place with Caribbean musics such as calypso and more.. After the opening ultra-funk with almost rap vocals Turn Me On (not really their cleverest idea, you'll easily imagine), the album heads into a bizarre mix of straight rock with more experimental passages (Music Of Today) and later in a weird funky jazz (Secret) that does hold some merits (Bunka's guitar is quite excellent) and finally with the short title track, reeking of bad funk. The same bad funk opens up the flipside on New Ridin', but this time adding almost convincingly (the key word being almost) an Indian sitar to the mix. I can imagine a few LSD trip going awry at this point. A short intriguing LunaMatic and a lengthy Broken Glasses (where the group gets into calypso music (they'll have an album worth of it later on in the 70's), and although this track has definitive lengths, I gather that there are a few musicians who dissected these solos and breaks. The cosing Side Traclk is IMHO, the best of the album, most likely because it relates mostly with the other albums they did in that era.

Well if you're into adventurous music and an Embryo fan, you might still want to check out Surfin' because it has moments, but let's face it, once the initial discovery, this album will be a rare spinner and collect dust on the shelves, so you'd better stay away from it. But I gather that by shelf-clearance time, you'll throw/discard away a lot of other albums before sending this one by the trap..

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Sean Trane (BETA) | Report this review (#175874) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Review by loserboy
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars I have been a big fan of Embryo for a long time and are what I would consider one of the most original and sigificant bands of the Krautrock era. Led by band leader and percussionist god Christian Burchard, this act take the complex disciplines of fusion-era Miles Davis and blend in the 70's German Krautrock and Eastern influences throughout. If you are into rhythms (and I know a few who are) then this is your album and maybe your band ! Surfin' was another creation of Burchard's imagination, this time blending ethereal vibes, Eastern raga-like structures and stoner rock into a swirl of complex and angular pieces. Bong'tastic

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to loserboy (BETA) | Report this review (#223808) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, June 29, 2009

Review by Bonnek
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Metal Team
4 stars Two years after their masterpiece "We Keep On", "Surfin" is Embryo's second release for BASF. It's a much more accessible album, focusing on songwriting and funky grooves rather then the experimental jams of old. Still, it can hardly be called commercial, and due to the lack of success, BASF would soon drop them after this release.

The album isn't as remarkable as the preceding releases but still it deserves more love then what it garnered here so far. Actually, I can think of only one negative point about this album, Embryo was quite late to jump on the funk-fusion bandwagon and in doing so, the band gave up some of their originality and uniqueness. But the world fusion element is still strongly integrated in the sound and they remained recognizably German. Above all, it's still a very fine album, not dissimilar to concurrent releases from Can, Passport and Kraan. Especially Kraan's album "Let It Out" from the same year comes to mind, as it also sounds slightly proto-new wave in places, which might explain some of the dislike Prog fans might feel towards it.

With the shorter pieces and more frequent use of vocals, "Surfin" brings back the fun rocking songwriting of the debut and of "Father Son and Holy Ghosts", be it in a funkier and more mainstream format. It's a different Embryo but still a very good one. 3.5 stars.

PS. Didn't some recent Progband totally nick this artwork?

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Bonnek (BETA) | Report this review (#423936) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, March 28, 2011

Latest members reviews

1 stars This is the less interesting album for the first Embryo cicle. Tracks poor rythmics and creativity, one the most valuable traces of the band. Some songs are good but not great at alland there others very boring like the second one "Music of today". My impression is that " excellent musicians p ... (read more)

Report this review (#42398) | Posted by | Wednesday, August 10, 2005 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of EMBRYO "Surfin' "

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.39 seconds