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OPAL

Embryo

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.78 | 75 ratings

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apps79
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3 stars 3,5 stars actually...

Trully important German progressive band,formed in 1969 in Munich bt the main forces Christian Burchard and Edgar Hofmann.A year later they recorded and published their first LP ''Opal'' with its characteristic bizarre cover.''Opal'' is regarded by many as one of the best kraut-rock albums ever.The truth is I don't find it a masterpiece,but it is really a very strong release in general.It is dominated by long instrumental jazzy interplays with weird rhythms and excellent jamming saxes,supported by rocking/psychedelic electric guitars.On the other hand there are moments where the music is covered by the intense spacey atmosphere based on obscure cellos and percussions.Of course,every jazz band who respect themselves adds the appropriate doses of bluesy-oriented guitars and EMBRYO make no exception.The release is supported by two bonus tracks,especially the 26-min. ''Luft'' is the definition of good (but rather long) improvisated jazz rock.Finally,I can say that you should enjoy this work by one of the best kraut-rock bands ever.

apps79 | 3/5 |

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