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The Soft Machine


Canterbury Scene

3.47 | 208 ratings

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3 stars The member changes most by the unit of one year and directionality turns around to Softs by the member actually by contraries. After Wyatt had come off, Softs might have given a little loose impression because the impression at time that contained Wyatt was strong. However, Softs gives the impression with the extension from the current, inner element to the outside music is materialized to the counterplan at that time by the directionality that each member thought about. It is true that of course, there was an element of Jazz Rock from at first of the formation to the time of dissolution for Softs. However, they are not the translations to which only simple Jazz is performed. There was already establishment as the brand of the name called Softs even if the Softs member changed a little. Elton Dean is not already a member in this album. The player of the wind instrument that replaces Dean and joins Softs is Karl Jenkins. He was a member of Nucleus as well as drum player's John Marshall. And, this album is made at the end and Bass player Hugh Hopper also has seceded. And, Dean and Hopper that secedes Softs form the band that is newly called "Soft Heap". Music is variously derivative to Canterbury Scene of the 70's really. And, it is also true that they always influenced people. The tune of the album collects the recording of live and the recording of the studio respectively. This might have been an irregular composition in the music at this time. Because Karl Jenkins is related to the composition to some degree, the impression might recall the sound of Miles Davis in the 70 a little's. However, the organ to which Ratledge is distorted is always alive and well even if there is a straight melody of the rhythm and Jenkins like Rock that Marshall is hard. However, the support of Ratledge might be also a little loose here. It might be evidence that the color of Jenkins has gone out strongly obviously. The tune is made chaotic at the angle besides current Softs.
Kazuhiro | 3/5 |


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