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2.68 | 22 ratings | 2 reviews | 18% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1977

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Break into pieces (4:42)
2. Endless feeling (7:18)
3. Together (5:39)
4. Knast-funk (5:57)
5. Amnesty total (9:09)
6. Getalongwithasong (14:13)

Total Time: 46:18

Line-up / Musicians

- Roman Bunka / vocals, veena, oud, guitars
- Christian Burchard / vocals, organ, electric vibes & marimbas
- Butze fischer / drums, percussion
- Uwe Müllrich / bass
- Michael Wehmayer / keyboards

+ Edgar Hofmann / flutes (5)
- Shoba Gurtu / vocals, tamboura (6)
- Trilok Gurtu / tabla (6)

Releases information

LP April Records 000010 / LP Schneeball Records 0010 / CD Disconforme Records 1033 (1999)

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EMBRYO Apo-Calypso ratings distribution

(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(18%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(23%)
Good, but non-essential (32%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
Poor. Only for completionists (14%)

EMBRYO Apo-Calypso reviews

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Review by Bonnek
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".

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5 stars Apo-Calypso was the first Embryo album I heard. And it was an amazing introduction to a band - or better to say to a family of extraordinary musicians coming from different parts of the world - which has made one the finest contributions in fusing jazz-rock with a variety of ethnic elements, f ... (read more)

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