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Embryo (GER)

EMBRYO (not to be confused with Italian and Swedish death metal bands of the same name) are a musical collective from Munich who, lead byformer R&B and jazz organist Christian Burchard, boast the participation of some 400+ musicians since their beginnings in 1970. Over theyears, the band went from classic space rock to jazz fusion, then Burchard soon started travelling the world and recording LPs with Africanbands and Middle Eastern musicians. They are still going strong and their 30 or so albums cover a wide spectrum of styles, but the constantremains a blend of Krautrock, fusion and ethnic m ...read more

EMBRYO (not to be confused with Italian and Swedish death metal bands of the same name) are a musical collective from Munich who, lead byformer R&B and jazz organist Christian Burchard, boast the participation of some 400+ musicians since their beginnings in 1970. Over theyears, the band went from classic space rock to jazz fusion, then Burchard soon started travelling the world and recording LPs with Africanbands and Middle Eastern musicians. They are still going strong and their 30 or so albums cover a wide spectrum of styles, but the constantremains a blend of Krautrock, fusion and ethnic music.

Of particular interest to progsters are four of their earlier albums: "Rache" (heavy, JETHRO TULL inspired), "Steig Aus" (for some warmer,jazzy prog), "Father, Son and Holy Ghost" (lots of ethnic influences) and "We Keep On" (a convincing blend of rock, ethnic and jazz). For fanswho have already acquired the taste, "Zack Glück" ('80) is pleasantly quirky and more focussed than the rest of their repertoire; "Reise" ('79)is noteworthy for some interesting Indian fusion tracks; and "Opal" ('70), their very first, is considered their psychedelic masterpiece. Forsome samplers of more recent material, the album "Ni Hau" ('96), featuring music from China and Mongolia, and the double live cd "Istanboul-Casablanca - Tour 98" are particularly recommended.

If you're into Krautrock and are a wee bit curious to see what a jazzy FAUST, AMON DÜÜL II or GURU GURU sounds like, you could start withany of the first four albums mentioned above. « hide

Similar Bands: Soft Machine, Jethro Tull

LPs
Bad Heads and Bad Cats
1976

3.5
1 Votes
Rocksession
1973

4.3
2 Votes
Steig Aus
1973

4.3
3 Votes
We Keep On
1973

3
1 Votes
Father, Son and Holy Ghosts
1972

4.8
2 Votes
Opal
1970

3.5
2 Votes
Live Albums
WIESBADEN 1972
1972

4.5
1 Votes

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