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The Soft Machine


Canterbury Scene

4.23 | 893 ratings

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3 stars To be objective, there are 2 pieces out of 4 that are really worth the buying. This work is a mix between the good and the bad sides of "jazz-prog-rock fusion". "Facelift" has a very boring and quite unlistenable beginning, but then has a wonderful riff and rhythm. The end is good too. Could have been shorter and better ! "Slightly all the time" is very good and soft, with tempo changes that make the 18 minutes pass faster. The best piece of the album. "Moon in june" has lyrics...the voice and the melody are not very pleasing. There are good moments but the song is, again, too long. "Out-bloody-rageous" builds up a little too slowly, but the atmosphere created is very peacefull, not like "Facelift". I think there are at least 4 parts in this work, that are equally good. The end is typically psychedelic. The most original piece of the album. So this is good, but I think there are better jazz-fusion albums that could satisfy better than this one !
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