Embryonics

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Embryonics
Compilation album by Alchemist
Released November 2005
Genre Progressive metal
Avant-garde metal
Death metal
Length 149:18
Label Relapse
Chatterbox
Producer D.W. Norton
Alchemist chronology
Austral Alien
(2003)
Embryonics
(2005)
Tripsis
(2007)

Embryonics is a double-CD compilation of tracks by the Australian progressive metal band, Alchemist. It was released in 2005 in Australia by Chatterbox Records and worldwide by Relapse Records. The album features 28 tracks recorded by the band between 1990 and 1998 including eight songs from the album Jar of Kingdom, eight from Lunasphere and five from Spiritech along with a cover of "Eve of the War" from Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds that was the title track from EP Eve of the War that is now deleted. The live version of "Chinese Whispers" is also from that EP; the other live tracks were recorded in 1995 at the studios of Triple J for an episode of Three Hours of Power and are exclusive to this release. "Paisley Bieurr" and "Imagination Flower" are early demo tracks.

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Track listing[edit]

(all songs written by Alchemist except #1, CD 2 by Jeff Wayne)

CD 1[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Chinese Whispers"   9:37
2. "Abstraction"   3:37
3. "Unfocused"   6:21
4. "Enhancing Enigma"   5:16
5. "Dancing to Life"   6:03
6. "Brumal: A View From Pluto"   5:45
7. "Lunation"   3:47
8. "Staying Conscious"   5:43
9. "Shell"   4:03
10. "Garden of Eroticism"   7:22
11. "Jar of Kingdom"   6:17
12. "Paisley Buerr"   3:52
13. "Yoni Kunda (live)"   5:51
14. "Closed Chapter (live)"   5:03

CD 2[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Eve of the War"   5:17
2. "Beyond Genesis"   7:20
3. "Yoni Kunda"   5:12
4. "Purple"   3:42
5. "Imagination Flower"   2:44
6. "Spiritechnology"   6:34
7. "Soul Return"   8:18
8. "Road to Ubar"   5:37
9. "Found"   1:21
10. "Clot"   4:36
11. "Worlds Within Worlds"   7:07
12. "My Animated Truth"   3:28
13. "Closed Chapter"   5:04
14. "Chinese Whispers (live)"   9:29

Credits[edit]

Band members[edit]

  • Adam Agiusvocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Rodney Holder − drums
  • John Bray − bass guitar (except #12, disc 1)
  • Roy Torkington − guitar (except #12, disc 1 and #5, disc 2), artwork, layout and design
  • James Preece − bass (#12, disc 1)
  • Andrew Meredith − guitar (#12, disc 1 and #5, disc 2)

Guest musicians[edit]

  • Michelle Klemke − vocals (#9, disc 1 and #9, disc 2)
  • Josh Nixon − guitar (#1, disc 2)