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ROCK BOTTOM

Robert Wyatt

 

Canterbury Scene

4.30 | 540 ratings

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kingdhansak
3 stars After reading the excellent reviews on this album, both on PA and elsewhere, I though I had to own a copy. I'm afraid to say whilst finding the album a good and entertaining listen, I cant see what the fuss is all about. It does frustrate me in a way as I feel maybe I'm simply missing something. As said, it is not a bad record at all, certainly interesting and unique. The keyboard sounds that RW create are diverse and hypnotic at the same time. The rhythms are repetitive and looping which often remind me of Krautrocker's CAN. I prefer the more mellow and melodic moments, like the opening track. There are points of mayhem and chaos which I find rather difficult on the ear. So I guess I'm in a bit of a minority not giving this the 'masterpiece' review it seems to richly deserve. I can safely say though, that any fan of the SOFT MACHINE and CANTERBURY in general should give it a try. And hats of to RW for not giving up after the tragic circumstances a year or so before!

kingdhansak | 3/5 |

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