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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.80 | 93 ratings

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Sean Trane
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4 stars One of those historically important albums, one of those that made Germany the third force in 70's rock after UK and US and second in prog (after UK and before Italy and France kicked in). This album is as important and relevant as Yeti and Lemmingen from Amon Duul II , Tago Maco from Can , UFO from Guru Guru , Gila's debut album , Malesch from Agitation Free and Ash Ra Tempel's debut and Faust's first two albums. Later on there will be more of them from Neu! , Kraftwerk but less relevant to prog. Those albums helped define German rock for the following decades and Embryo became internationally reknowned for their particularly free and ever inventive jazz-rock often tainted with world music a bit in the mould of Agitation Free's Malesch. Klaus Doldinger's Passport will also dable a lot into this area. Christian Burchard is of course one of the founding members of Amon Duul II but also the leader in this band.

I have only heard the old release without the bonus tracks but I am piqued with curiosity as for the 26 min long track but it could be also full of long soloing and the tracks are not from that era.

Sean Trane | 4/5 |


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