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BURDEN OF PROOF

Soft Machine Legacy

 

Canterbury Scene

3.73 | 26 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
4 stars Soft Machine Legacy is a bunch of musicians who continued in the same mood Soft Machine once did. They have earlier recorded two records 2006 and 2007 and now comes their third one "Burden of Proof" 2013. The cover seems to be a notepad or a wallpaper with handprints on. These people play on this disc: John Etheridge plays guitar, Roy Babbington plays bass, John Marshall plays drums and percussion and The Travis plays tenor sax, flute and fender rhodes piano.

I would say the music of this record is very enjoyable. Their music has an important aura of jazz and the strength is that it also is true melodic. Many tracks have more jazz jam feeling than melodic but I think it's the more melodic ones that win in the end. Essential for the art of this record is the amazing saxophone, played by The Travis.

Canterbury Scene is an interesting genre but this music is much more fusion for me than Canterbury. The genre has its fractions and I have never listened to Soft Machine, perhaps it's therefore I don't connect this with Canterbury.

Anyhow is this great music and of sourse I have som favourites on this album. Two perfect tracks, four very good, six good and one less interesting build up the whole. "Pie Chart" and especially "Black and Crimson" are the perfect power jazz songs of this, where I think the band really shimmers. "Burden of Proof", "Kings and Queens", "Going Somewhere Canarous" and "Pump Room" are also amazing tracks. The only one I felt was boring was "Fallout". For me, this was a perfect example of its genre, which I would classify fusion rock. Recommended!

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |

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