I don't know how many of you have actually heard this one, but a DJ/music junkie friend of mine turned me on to it several years ago. There is an incredibly eclectic melange of styles represented here that runs the gamut from ambient electronic moog experiments to funky jazz fusion recalling Tony Williams "Emergency" sessions . William S. Fischer was an arranger for Herbie Mann and Nat Adderly records before Herbie gave William the opportunity to record his own record for his Embryo label. The personnel on this one is top-notch- Billy Cobham- Drums, Ron Carter-Bass, Hugh McCracken and Eric Weissberg on gutiars, William Fischer- moog synthesizer and Bill Robinson- vocals.
"Patience Is Virtue" combines a commanding Eugene McDaniels-inspired vocal with an infectious funky rock groove. "Saigon" pummels you into submission with a rapid-fire tempo combined with Axelrod-inspired orchestral flourishes that is guaranteed to get your blood pumping. The two showcases for the electronic moog synthesizer appear on the eerie and experimental "Electrix" and the epic seven minute masterpiece of ambient electronica "Capsule". There is something on here that would appeal to almost anyone who likes experimental electronic music with ambient textures and sweeping orchestral arrangements mixed with soul-jazz. William S. Fischer never recorded another album, so this is the only piece of recorded evidence that we have for him. Give it a listen and let me know what you think.
I am posting the entire album, as I'm pretty sure it's out of print.
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