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The Soft Machine


Canterbury Scene

3.64 | 303 ratings

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4 stars Some respects might exist when talking about the situation in which a band the content of this album and at that time is opened. It is shown that the intention of the member who is related to appearance and the band of the music character that this band revolutionizes at the same time was remarkably expressed by the content of the work as for it.

It is a point that this album was first announced for CBS at the end. It will have been a situation that flowed as preparations for connecting with the following "Bundles" as a flow of the situation of the certainty and the music character. Or, it is partial of progressive Jazz Rock that was able to be listened in a past work. Hugh Hopper related to the element has finally parted from the band. As for it, Soft Machine meant the initiation of Karl Jenkins and John Marshall at the same time.

Composition of tune with element and length scale of Jazz Rock that Soft Machine originally has. As for it, a more lucid composition has finished by this album. It would be an emphasis and be an intention of the score and ensemble as the result by Karl Jenkins. The construction of the intention at which Hugh Hopper aimed as a result and the music character might have been different.

And, formal participation of Roy Babbington that participates in "Fourth" will be able to be caught as construction of the sound in Jazz/Fusion and Canterbury that Soft Machine at that time thinks about at the same time as expanding the width of the music character of the band. Roy Babbington performs six bowstrings Bass in this album.

However, it will have been Mike Ratledge the possession of flexibility for the band that revolutionized it. Soft Machine at this time also has the opinion made to have united with Nucleus well as a result. However, the element of minimal that was one of the methods of expressing Karl Jenkins might have united well with Jazz Rock that original Soft Machine had done. It is one of the albums where the part where Soft Machine is the best appears if this work changes the angle and it sees.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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