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THIRD

The Soft Machine

 

Canterbury Scene

4.21 | 747 ratings

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Priamus
4 stars Soft Machine's Third, a blend of psychedelica, Jazz and "Out bloody Rageous"-Noise.

This album, released as a double LP, contains 4 songs all of them 20 minutes long. So it can be hard to get into this music but it is definately worth it. You will get into a very unique style of music and will also appreciate it. I would describe the mood of this album as a smoky room full of joy, sitting in there musicians, who are geniuses with twisted minds.

"Facelift" starts with a long intro of an organ. It is played quite noisy with a leaning towards some Avantgarde music. After this first half, drums and saxophones come to that. playing a very nice Fusion part. "Slightly all the time" is much more accessible. Starting with a nice bass intro, the saxopohne and keyboard play along. They play very relaxed, sounding almost like traditional Jazz. All in all it is a nice track. "Moon in June" is the last song in which Rober Wyatt sings. It has not so much Jazz tendencies as the other tracks. I like the other tracks more than Moon in June. The last track "Out Bloody-Rageous" is the best one on this album. The intro is quite weird. Several synthesizers play a dreamy, ambient sound untill the band kicks in, playing an up tempo Jazz/Fusion style. This is clearly the Jazz it is meant to be played by a Rock band. Nice chord progressions, cool solos, impulsive rhythm section. You should listen to this song first when you want to get into this music. This is a Canterbury essential and also a Fusion essential and of course a Soft Machine essential. If you are looking for a Prog gem, sounding different than the classic symphonic bands, then you should give it a try.

Priamus | 4/5 |

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