Friday, December 02, 2005

the heavy heavy, the Soft Machine

THE SOFT MACHINE - Words can not express the epic force that was the early Soft Machine. Absolutely blew doors on their friends and fellow 'Canterbury Sound' co-hurts Pink Floyd. Far too heavy for the mainstream, they didn't quite have a 'hit' but were none the less ravenously followed by the underground. When Robert Wyatt left the group, they got quite too self-endulgent and became really just a pompus jazz group. Wyatt went on to form Matching Mole (absolutely amazing..for another entry), only to be paralyzed from the waist down in an accident, only to continue with an epic solo recording career (also, absurdly good...for another entry) that to this day is as good as ever. See 2002's Cookooland!!

This Recording was taken from one of thier BBC sessions and really captures the essence of the epicness that was the Soft Machine...you reckon I'm a fan?


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