German fusion at its best
Steven D Phillips | Canada | 06/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album along with Steig Aus were rejected by United Artists for not being commercial enough. They were later released on the Brain label and considered to be their best.The music is in the same mode to Mahavishnu Orchestra;Jazz fusion with elements of rock.The keyboards are that of Mal Waldron an American jazz musician living in Germany.I would recommend this as well as Steig Aus and Reise."
Embryo - 'Rocksession' (Repertoire) 3 1/2 stars
Mike Reed | USA | 01/29/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First release of this (apparent)compilation was in 1973.To some,'Rocksession' might take some getting used to. Call it world fusion,experimental krautrock,etc. Whatever you like.Believe this to be only the second Embryo release I've ever listened to. Oh,it isn't bad,by any means. The track listing is:"A Place To Go"(4:10),"Entrances"(15:39),"Warm Canto"(10:10)and "Dirge"(9:43). Heard this CD is similar to their 'Steig Aus' album. Might appeal to fans of Roman Bunka,mid-'70's Amon Duul II,Brainstorm and Eiliff."
Barely treading water
Chris Carter | my music room | 03/06/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This album is rather lame. I was expecting more from Embryo, having got Opal and Father Son and Holy Ghost and enjoying them both. Those are good examples of some fairly imaginative German jazz-blues-rock from the '70's. This, however, sounds as uninspired as its title. Long, winding mostly blues-based wankings with no purpose or fire to them at all. The tracks are WAAY too long for what they are - it smells of CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION to me. Whether or not that's true, I don't know, but I do know that I AM trading my copy for something more worthwhile."