Saturday, October 30, 2021

Embryo - Rocksession (1973)

The fifth album from this German band.

The band was a seven piece big band on this album with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, violin, saxophone, organ and electric piano.

Embryo visited a lot of different genres during their career. Hardly any album are similar to each others. The main man in Embryo liked to experiment and keep the listener guessing.

So I was wondering what was going to hit me this time after the first four albums. Albums kicking in all directions.

This album, correctly titled Rocksession, takes us into the fusion territory. 

Soft Machine springs to mind here. Soft Machine anno Fourth. Mahavishnu Orchestra also springs to mind.

Embryo has chosen to take a lot from these two bands and the likes of Weather Report. 

They have then added their own signatures and their own style and take on fusion. A take on fusion which is very, very good.

There is a lot of very good stuff here and this album is bordering to great too. 

This is indeed a great album and one I will return to, over and over again. I have a collection of great fusion albums and I have added this album to that collection.

4 points



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