Crypto ‎– Crypto (1975)

Crypto is an album by the namesake Dutch jazz-rock band, released in 1975 on Negram.

“Ribatejo” kicks in with a sputtering ARP riff over a 3/4 bass ostinato in F#. The theme is interspersed with a Gm/Eb bridge, overlaid with staccato Fender runs and oozing guitar scales.

“Funk for Farmers” octave bass figure in A syncopated snare pattern.

“Gallfly” steamy Mellotron and searing guitar sustains in G soaring to D/Cmaj7 diamond Fender runs … wiling scales over Clavinet

“Melon Cactus” jerky, angular descent from B of hyperactive bass and drums as the Fe3nder noodles upwards through spacey cymbals and spiraling fretboard runs. The speed and density intensifies along a ‘tron-blown stretch in Dm.

“Masogistic Bonus Point” G

“Nova Zembla”

A1. “Ribatejo” (3:49)
A2. “Masogistic Bonus Point” (4:48)
A3. “Funk for Farmers” (5:24)
A4. “My Bonnie” (6:33)
B1. “Gallfly” (2:17)
B2. “Melon Cactus” (3:03)
B3. “Awakening” (5:56)
B4. “Tatus” (7:32)
B5. “Nova Zembla” (4:00)

Bass – Wim Dijkgraaf
Co-producer, Grand Piano, Fender Rhodes, Mellotron, ARP Odysey – Peter Schön
Drums, Percussion – Jan Nanning van der Hoop
Guitar – Bert Devies

Engineer – Jan Willem Ludolph
Engineer [Associate] – Jan Wouter Stam
Layout – Hugo Boschman
Producer, Mixed By, Cover [Cover Idea] – Jos Reinards
Design – Joop Eikenaar

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