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The Soft Machine


Canterbury Scene

2.89 | 77 ratings

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4 stars This underrated record is a nice entry into the late golden period fusion scene. I'd label it inconsequential but that wouldn't do it justice because the music is quite good. It's a favorite in my library primarily because it doesn't have any reeds and it's not real experimental like their early stuff. If Allan Holdsworth were still there to wail away this would be a landmark along with the best 11th House records. Still, this quirky release is a nice late night snack for inclined parties. The Nodder is an especially effective slab of the finest guitar keyboard out in front locked in rhythm section fusion.
WFV | 4/5 |


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