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There are NINE bands/artists under this moniker: a German progressive rock band, a melodic death metal band from Italy, a death metal band from Sweden, a ‘77 punk band, an Israeli grunge band, a french dark electro/EBM band, a Hong Kong hardcore band, a nu metal / industrial band from Roma and an Australian electronic musician.

1) One of the most original and innovative Krautrock bands, Embryo fused traditional ethnic music with their own jazzy space rock style. Over their 30-year existence, during which Christian Burchard has been the only consistent member, the group has traveled the world, playing with hundreds of different musicians and releasing over 20 records.

Originally a jazzy space rock group, Embryo was formed in 1969 in Munich, Germany, by former R&B and jazz organist Christian Burchard (vibraphone, hammer dulcimer, percussion, marimba), Edgar Hofmann (saxophone), Lothar Meid (bass), Jimmy Jackson (organ), Dieter Serfas (drums, percussion), Wolfgang Paap (drums), Ingo Schmidt (saxophone), and John Kelly (guitar). However, the lineup was already different by the time of the sessions for their debut album. The resulting record, Opal (1970), is considered the band’s masterpiece of their early, more psychedelic sound. By the time of Embryo’s Rache (1971), the group was already adding ethnic touches to their music.


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  • radioacrata

    En sus primeros seis discos Embryo sienta las bases y concluye la lección magistral del jazz-rock alemán con influencias del krautrock (percusiones "motorizadas", experimentación, excursiones por las músicas étnicas, orientalismo), con seis obras maestras indiscutibles que alcanzan la cima del sub-género, ejecutadas por extraordinarios instrumentistas que reciben la colaboración entusiasta de maestros consagrados del jazz como Charlie Mariano o Mal Waldron, atrapados por la calidad indiscutible y la forma de improvisar de los músicos germanos. Embryo es una de las cumbres del rock progresivo de tendencia underground, absolutamente recomendable (seis primeros álbumes) para los amantes del estilo. El resto de su impresionante carrera es más experimental e influido por otro tipo de músicas del mundo.

    11 Aug 2014 Reply
  • AniRockAniMetal

    Kraut-jazz-rock sam w sobie jest niesamowity, ale w ich wersji rozsadza mózgownice. Kosmos, cuda, zachwyt, tylko rozsadzonej mózgownicy szkoda.

    29 May 2014 Reply
  • curvlet

    “That German hippy group where Mal Waldron used to play; they are doing interesting things. You know, man? They are good musicians, just playing good shit!” - Miles Davis

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • intens

    Actually listening to a 10th band with this nam. Embryo - Wrong house, track on a sampler with only Belgian (Antwerp) artists: Antwerpen 93 - Rape the city (A cultural decay compilation). Actually this particular Embryo provides a very good electronic atmospheric track. It's a sideproject of the more known Belgian cultband Somnambulist. Discogs learns me that it is a name variation of M-Bryo. Nice work.

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • metawirt

    Emryo 1): Christian Burchard interview: (lastFM is censoring links to bl0gsp0t dot com since 1 or 2 weeks, so you have to remove the "+" above)

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • gthain

    Kraut-Space-prog whatever...Skreak!

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • vivacubalibre

    Revolution is the only way. Revolution is the only way. Revolution is the only way.

    14 Feb 2013 Reply
  • lucasweber_

    Krautrock - Music for Your Brain +

    24 Jan 2013 Reply
  • zeroleft

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • psynaturecybine


    10 Nov 2012 Reply
  • folkfag00

    "it's good because it's from the 70s and from germany and psychadelic and intelligent and stuff" - embryo fans

    19 Oct 2012 Reply
  • azachel

    Opals album cover is imho the best cover in 60-70 german music!!

    10 Sep 2012 Reply
  • KBD39


    15 Aug 2012 Reply
  • bloodmaw

    smartest thing this band ever did, recruit Jimmy Jackson and Mal Waldron on Steig Aus. very solid fusion record.

    9 Jul 2012 Reply
  • iconan

    Krautrock - Music for Your Brain. A spectacular mix, a magical whirlwind of sounds and colors, To go on a journey beyond the meaning of time and space... a pleasure renewed with each listen. -.-.-.-. om hari om .....

    25 Mar 2012 Reply
  • SilchersRache

    die kostenlosen mp3's sind vom dem 20-jährigen Australier Simon Moorcroft, der sich halt auch "Embryo" nennt

    20 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Roncsipar

    I remember hearing Steig Aus when I was still in my womb years, late '85... All day floating and dreaming and drifting...getting to my senses. Good times!

    28 Oct 2011 Reply
  • minimalnoize

    1)Embryo, everything else is just made up.

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • noisefiend

    I'm huge fan of metal (mostly grindcore), but I'm here for the kraut prog outfit.

    29 May 2011 Reply
  • lunarmountains

    great fusion1

    20 Apr 2011 Reply
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