CD-R Cosmic Egg UTCE 009 CDR sold out
Eternal Forces 17'27"
2. Turkish Theme 15'52"
3. Nana Ging 3'30"
4. No No No 6'29"
5. Cello Cello 2'39"
6. Slow Down 21'21"
7. Kurdistan 9'51"
in Mogliano Veneto, Italy, 3/9/1980.
Licence: Christian Burchard.
Clean-up from the bootleg CD in October 2009.
This remaster May/June 2014 by Alan Freeman.
Cover photos supplied by Christian.
Cover design, text and layout by Alan.
This limited edition © June
Produced by Alan & Steve Freeman, Auricle Music, Cosmic Egg, Ultimate
Christian Burchard: drums,
percussion, vibes, marimba, darbouka, vocals, etc.
Michael Ehlers: guitar, saz.
Friedo Josch: flute, vocals.
Uve Müllrich: bass, rubab, electric saz, oud.
Michael Wehmeyer: organ, synthesizer, harmonium.
plus unidentified extra percussion
The early 1980's were volatile times for Embryo. The one constant, of
course, was "Mr. Embryo" himself, percussionist extra-ordinaire
Christian Burchard. Only that one detail was certain here! (you can read more
about the "Embryo name the line-up detective game" in the CD
So, prepare yourself for one awesome
gig, and one of the very last performances by this version of Embryo. There's
lots of pure patent Embryo Krautrock here, tons of wicked grooves, lots of
middle-Eastern ethnic spice, lots that is familiar and also quite a bit that
isn't. Embryo rarely used as much electronics as you'll hear here. And it's
pretty much a crazy segue of themes known and unknown. There were no titles
or track indexes with the source recording, and only two identifiable Embryo
compositions: Cello Cello and Kurdistan, with the others identified by what little
vocals we hear. Turkish Theme actually mixes two or three different such
themes previously recorded by Embryo. Seems that Christian was quite happy
with my choice of titles. I recall asking Christian about the sketchy track
titles on the Invisible Documents set, to which he replied something like
"these Embryo performances would be very improvised and run from one
piece to another, and often go many other places" meaning definitive
titles would never be possible!
A rescued piece of Krautrock history
to savour then. And this from the time when
many had pronounced Krautrock dead. But Embryo never died, they kept
on reinventing themself...
CD-R edition: Cosmic Egg UTCE 009 CDR, 20 numbered copies - released
CD-R edition second edition, 20 numbered copies (21-40) - released 4/7/2014.
CD-R edition third edition, 20 numbered copies (41-60) - released 30/10/2015.
CD-R edition fourth edition, 20 numbered copies (61-80) - released 20/2/2017.
Bandcamp download - released 29/11/2018.
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