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Artist: EMBRYO
Title: Live
Format: LP
Label: April
Country: Germany
Price: $14.00
"The No-Neck Blues Band presents the music of Embryo in anticipation of collaborative double LP to be released by De Stijl in September. Embryo is the longest running of the German underground collectives, formed by Christian Burchard after he left Amon Duul 2 in 1969. "Bremen 1971" and "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost" (1972) present the band at their peak period of Kraut - jazz -psych exploration, with "Father" being one of the peak records of its genre. "Live" (1976) has Embryo at a weaker point, caught in a "Bitches Brew"-obsessed fusion era that would soon be abandoned by Burchard and company for Eastern leanings. "Reise" (1978) and "(La Blama Sparozzi)" (1980) are pinnacle acheivements of their kind, presenting Embryos progressive sound combined with that of the indiginous musicians they encountered while caravan traveling throughout Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and India. "Hallo Mik" (2003) lets you hear what Embryo is up to now, which is a sort of hybrid cache of ethnicities, a world music for savants, and features Chris Karrer and Deiter Serfas of Amon Duul 2 and Lothar Stahl of Checkpoint Charlie, among others. A warning for the wise: those with a low tolerance for ethno-jazz best not venture past 72, and then wait for the NNCK collabo record which we understand minimizes the funk."
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Artist: EMBRYO
Title: Message from Era Ora
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $23.00
“One of the most original and innovative Krautrock bands, Embryo fused traditional ethnic music with their own jazzy space-rock style. Over their 40 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. This is a never-before-released jams recorded live in 1976 in various locations. This is the only recording of their collaboration with the Italian jazz legend Massimo Urbani during a wild live performance in a church in Udine, Italy. If you freaked out on Jimmy Jacksons organ-playing on Steig aus, then Message from Era Ora is right up your alley. Dieter Miekautsch is heavy on his Fender Rhodes and Urbanis alto sax fits like a glove on this exuberant but relaxed fusion Kraut session. Christian Burchards drumming is as agile as ever, while Uve Muellrichs bass gallops alongside Roman Bunkas funky, psychedelic guitar. Message from Era Ora is much more than just another unearthed archival recording, its a rare occasion to actually feel the enthusiasm and joy that fuelled their jams back in 1976.” - Black Sweat.

"Its amazing to me that a recording from 1976 can sound so pummeling during a tom-tom rape while a lot of the records I spin from NOW dont carry the same gut-sucking punch. Beyond that, if you get inside these compositions and stay with them from top to bottom it becomes apparent there are wicked forces at work here, and nothing short of a tractor-beam pull is required to put jammy jazz-prog, drenched in Fender Rhodes, like this across. They nail it, and have fun doing it." - Tiny Mix Tapes.
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Artist: EMBRYO
Title: Embryos Rache
Format: LP
Label: Get Back
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"One of the most significant bands to rise out of the Krautrock scene of the 1970s, the Munich-based musical collective Embryo has been led through the decades by multi-instrumentalist Christian Burchard. Although the groups sound has since become synonymous with world music, their second LP, 1971s Embryos Rache (Embryos Revenge) still found the band in acid jazz/prog territory, with some nice Hammond, mellotron playing by American expat Jimmy Jackson (Ray Charles and Amon Duul II), here billed as Tabarin Man, but the world music influences were already beginning to come to the fore, with heavy African percussion and eastern flute played by Xhol Caravan member Hansi Fischer, giving it a very different over all sound from their debut of the previous year, Opal. This version contains the bonus track Back To Africa. Gatefold sleeve." -Get Back

Artist: EMBRYO
Title: Africa
Format: LP + CD
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $28.00
"Africa - originally released in 1992 on Materiali Sonori - may be a late entry in the Embryo catalog but it was one of their most ambitious and truly progressive albums to date. Like the name implies, the Munich group not only draws influence from the continent to their south, but even employs an African percussion ensemble on many tracks. A hypnotic and beautiful affair reissued on LP by Mirurmir for the first time since its original release." - Mirumir.

Artist: EMBRYO
Title: Embryos Rache
Format: LP + CD
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $27.00
"Despite being released only a year after their debut - in 1971 - Embryos Rache shows the band progressing significantly towards the ethnic/world-rock fusion that would come to be their stock in trade. Though still firmly in the jazz/krautrock realm, the album contains deep Eastern flourishes that separate them from the standard progressive crowd. A stunning album from Christian Burchards Munich group reissued here with a bonus track, Back To Africa, recorded live in 1973." - Mirumir.

Artist: EMBRYO
Title: Opal
Format: LP + CD
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $27.00
"Originally released in 1970 on the Ohr label, Opal is the debut album from Munich jazz-rock legends Embryo. Falling somewhere between the krautrock groove of Can and the jazz-rock experimentalism of Bitches Brew, Opal laid the foundation for the mind expanding world-rock-fusion that was soon to come from Christian Burchard and company. This reissue contains You Better Have Some Fun taken from the same session, originally not included into the album." - Mirumir.

Artist: EMBRYO
Title: Zack Gluck
Format: LP + CD
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $28.00
"Effortlessly fusing krautrock with jazz and ethnic music, Embryo were unparalleled in the world of progressive fusion and 1984s Zack Glück is one of their most ambitious and rewarding LPs. Flutes and saxophones mix with oud, marimba, and violin to make an intoxication concoction. Originally released on Italians Sonori label, Mirumir is pleased to present the very first official vinyl reissue of this prog classic." - Mirumir.

Artist: EMBRYO
Title: Hallo Milk
Format: CD
Label: Schneeball
Country: Germany
Price: $14.00
"The No-Neck Blues Band presents the music of Embryo in anticipation of collaborative double LP to be released by De Stijl in September. Embryo is the longest running of the German underground collectives, formed by Christian Burchard after he left Amon Duul 2 in 1969. "Bremen 1971" and "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost" (1972) present the band at their peak period of Kraut - jazz -psych exploration, with "Father" being one of the peak records of its genre. "Live" (1976) has Embryo at a weaker point, caught in a "Bitches Brew"-obsessed fusion era that would soon be abandoned by Burchard and company for Eastern leanings. "Reise" (1978) and "(La Blama Sparozzi)" (1980) are pinnacle acheivements of their kind, presenting Embryos progressive sound combined with that of the indiginous musicians they encountered while caravan traveling throughout Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and India. "Hallo Mik" (2003) lets you hear what Embryo is up to now, which is a sort of hybrid cache of ethnicities, a world music for savants, and features Chris Karrer and Deiter Serfas of Amon Duul 2 and Lothar Stahl of Checkpoint Charlie, among others. A warning for the wise: those with a low tolerance for ethno-jazz best not venture past 72, and then wait for the NNCK collabo record which we understand minimizes the funk."

Artist: EMBRYO
Title: La Blama Sparozzi/Zwischenzonen
Format: Double LP
Label: Schneeball
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
Handpackaged/paste on sleeves.
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Artist: EMBRYO
Title: Aalst 2010
Format: Cass
Label: Sloow Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"What to write about Embryo? Christian Burchard was/is part of the Munich scene, played on Amon Düül�??s Phallus Dei and founded Embryo in the late sixties. They flirted with krautrock and jazz-rock on mythical lp�??s like Opal, Father Son and the Holy Ghost and Rocksession. In the following decades their travels led them, among many other destinations, to India, the Middle East and Africa. On their music trips they played with locals like Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu and Lebanese oud-player Rabih Anou-Khalil. A couple years ago they jammed with No Neck Blues Band. In Aalst the band consisted of Christian Burchard (Santur, Vibraphone, Percussion), Marja Burchard (Marimba, Drums, Keyboards, Trombone), Andreas Rust (Oud, Guitar), Christian Aderholz (Violin), Jens Pollheide (Flutes, Bass), Lothar Stahl (Marimba, Drums, Percussion) and Mik Quantius (Voice). The music was hypnotic, repetitive, oriental, jazz, kraut, spacey...The true living spirit of free music. 100 copies." - Sloow Tapes.
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Artist: EMBRYO
Title: Africa
Format: LP
Label: Transdisc
Country: Spain
Price: $22.00
"Original 1990 spanish press of Embryos italian-only lp originally released by Materiali Sonori back in 1985. Recorded in Lagos (Nigeria) in February 1985, the session shows Christian Burchard and his colleagues in full afro mode, blending traditional folk rhythms with Embryos world music travelogues. Theyre joined by two local nigerian groups (Yoruba Dun Dun Orcheste and Afro Linkage Ensemble) on a miriad of traditional instruments (yoruba drums, dun dun drum, bata). Another chapter in the exotic Embryo saga !!!! Comes with original colour cover and printed innersleeve." Highly recommended!
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Artist: EMBRYO
Title: It Do
Format: Double LP + CD
Label: Triknot
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
Double LP version. Includes CD. "100 years of dada and a half-century of Embryo - Two good reasons for Embryo to celebrate and a perfectly good reason for a new record. "Do It", one of the slogans of the beatniks and hippies of the sixties, has been and still is a statement enormously important to Embryo. Inspired by dada, the group has changed the slogan to "It Do" and has named their new album accordingly. The Embyro collective has been active for almost fifty years, always led by their musical leader and visionary Christian Burchard. That Burchard energy has doubled now, as his daughter Marja, who stood on stage with the group the first time when she was only 11 years old, has now stepped into the spotlight. The multi-instrumentalist lives and breathes the "Do It" concept with the same conviction as her father Christian. On It Do the group for the first time has recorded songs composed by her. Embryo played right after Jimi Hendrix at his last live show at the Fehmarn Open Air in 1970. They founded the first artist-run independent label in Germany, Schneeball. They played with international musical legends such as Charlie Mariano and Mal Waldron. Embyro were one of the first European bands to combine jazz and rock music. Later they became pioneers of the then still un-named world music genre, with countless travels through Africa and Asia where they were joined by local musicians. Always on the move, always incorporating new players, the band has been a force in the music scene for almost 50 years now." - Triknot.
"Embryo - real krautrock based in Germany, connected worldwide." - John Peel. "Embryo is not so much a musical style, but an attitude. Its about the serious study of traditional music. And its the wish to bring the world together via music." - Nick McCarthy, Franz Ferdinand (with Embryo from 1999-2002). "Embryo - they are these crazy creative musicians playing really weird stuff." - Miles Davis.

Artist: EMBRYO
Title: Opal
Format: LP
Label: Wah Wah
Country: Spain
Price: $28.00
Gatefold sleeve. "Wah Wah brings you more essential Krautrock sounds, this time focusing on the pioneering innovative fusions born out in Munich in the early 70s which helped to bridge the gap between East & West. Were proud to offer the first four albums by one of the longest running bands in the history of German rock: Embryo. Formed around the core of jazz vibrafonist Christian Burchard and drummer Dieter Serfas, the band started their career in Munich in 1969. 40 years later, more than 300 musicians have passed thru their ranks, from their colleagues of Amon Duül II (Lother Meid, Chris Karrer, Jimmy Jackson), Xhol (Hansi Fischer), Between (Roberto Detree, Peter Hamel) to renowned jazzmen (Charlie Mariano, Mal Waldron) or countless musicians from around the world (Yoruba Dun Dun Orchester, Okay Temiz & Oriental Wind, Karnataka College Of Percussion, Mahmoud Gania, Xizhi Nie), making Embryo an ever-changing but always interesting collective of musicians. This is where it all began. Originally released by Ohr in 1970, Embryos legendary debut was an inventive piece of progressive jazz-rock spiced-up with free moves and soaked in a late 60s psychedelic atmosphere. The original blueprint which gave birth to the jazzier-end of Krautrock (Xhol, Kollektiv, Thirsty Moon, Kraan...). An absolutely must-have for any Krautrock buff and one of the best Ohr albums! With John Kelly (Ten Years After), Edgar Hofmann, Christian Burchard, Ralph Fischer plus guests Bettsy Alleh (voice), Roberto Detree (motocello), Holger Trülsch (bongo)." - Wah Wah.

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