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The Soft Machine


Canterbury Scene

4.02 | 433 ratings

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5 stars By far the very best Soft Machine album thanks of the fabulous Mike Ratledge distorted organ-sound.As their later albums are slowly going to a more jazzy style of music,their first album is their most progressive Canterbury styled music of which later so many groups where influenced by it (See Ellufant,Ocarinah,Travelling,etc...).A brilliant drumming by Robert Wyatt,but a very special noticement for the warm deep voice from Kevin Ayers which never could equalized his prestation anymore.Even not on his later solo-albums.While there isn't any weak moment on the whole album,some tracks as 'Lullabye letter','We did it again' and especially 'Why are we sleeping?'.Why,why,why they didn't go further in this direction!?Really one of the best albums from a Brittisch major group ever made.
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