Another re-issue from Embryo the German jazz/world fusion band who expanded minds in the early 1970s. This was their debut album released in 1970 which caused none other than Miles Davis to describe them as "crazy creative musicians playing really weird stuff". Forget your kraut rock jams, this is heavy psychedelia and exploratory jazz-rock with eastern themes.
Limited Vinyl LP £27.49 LON005LP-COL
180g random coloured vinyl reissue LP on Loneos. Limited edition of 250 copies in gatefold sleeve.
- Coloured vinyl
- Limited edition
Vinyl LP £18.99 MIR100706LP
LP + CD on Mirumir.
Vinyl LP £16.49 GET0711LP
180g reissue on Get Back.
8/10 Jack 15th November 2015
Opal's psychedelia paints with the palette of free jazz, and bebop, and not just blues, 50s rock or Fluxus/Musique Concrete like most acid music. Edgar Hofmann's Sax work comes across singular, and beautiful. John Kelly's guitar work compliments the others perfectly, and gives the band that cool 'rock and roll edge'. Nearly every track pulls the listener(s) right in with the title cut "Opal", the somewhat strange (yet still good) "You Don't Know What's Happening", the jazzy "Revolution", "Clockenspiel" and "People From Out The Space"
YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS
- Opal by Embryo
What the artist or label has to say for themselves. Read more.