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Matching Mole


Canterbury Scene

3.62 | 220 ratings

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4 stars A lot of listeners and fans that love Soft Machine at time when Robert Wyatt was on the register might exist. The music character of initial Soft Machine existed as a band of fine quality in the flow that derived in directionality and Canterbury where the age had been caught in the part of the united music characters and Jazz Rock. The humour of Robert Wyatt and the sensibility in the dada were very important as the part where the music character of Soft Machine had been established.

However, the situation of member's changing places the activity of Soft Machine and in. Or, it changes in the album and the directionality announced after it transfers the register to CBS. And, the flavor of Jazz Rock that Hugh Hopper has might increased acceleration further. Soft Machine has succeeded by the content of "Fourth" announced in "Third" and 1971 announced as a result in 1970 in the establishment of a mid-term music character. However, if the music character that Soft Machine did contained the part of merits and demerits, it will have been a situation in inverse proportion to the music character of Robert Wyatt.

There is already a theory that says that it had facing to the music character that Soft Machine established it as a plan Robert Wyatt by "The End Of An Ear" that Robert Wyatt announced in 1971.

After Soft Machine secedes as a result, tried Robert Wyatt starts the formation of this new band at once to have them express the element of POP and the humour as music. However, this band put a period as a result with the activity for about two years. The road as the player was cut due to the accident that Robert Wyatt had caused. However, the time of the accident that Robert Wyatt caused agrees with time when Matching Mole tries the re- formation and 3rd album was rehearsed. However, the activity as the band might have been still fatal.

Existence of Dave Sinclair with history of activity in Wilde Flowers at time different from Robert Wyatt. And, Phil Miller before it joins Hatfield And The North exists. Existence of Bill MacCormick that supports wonderful music in Quiet Sun. A thing that was the most important is not ..mistake.. "each member is Music in Canterbury at that time. It is said that Robert Wyatt from which it was demanded to maintain only the rhythm in the flow that constructs the music of Soft Machine surely felt reluctance. To make this band demonstrate own power of expression to its maximum, Robert Wyatt might already have been done. The technology of the member who gathers to make them an embodiment is also splendid. Soft Machine and Matching Mole left tracks for the history of the music of Canterbury as a result walking on a mutually separate road.

"O Caroline" is a tune that the sensibility of Robert Wyatt is exactly demonstrated. Progress of beautiful piano Chord. And, the song of Robert Wyatt that wears nostalgia. Sound of Mellotron effectively used. A transparent feeling that rules the whole can splendidly listen to the music character of Robert Wyatt.

As for "Instant Pussy", the melody with the anacatesthesia and the line of Bass are impressive. Construction of peculiar scat that Robert Wyatt does and rhythm that moves freely. The atmosphere of the tune is decided in union the band. The sound of the decoration with the keyboard is also effective.

"Signed Curtain" is a tune with the form of the ballade around which Chord of Piano with expression of feelings completely is twined with the song that Robert Wyatt is beautiful. It might be a tune that gives a famous impression that excludes the part of the extra. The sensibility of Robert Wyatt shines enough in this tune.

"Part Of The Dance" is Jazz Rock with a complete anacatesthesia and the tension. The band continues the tension in union. Performance of band that explodes after some repeated themes. Processing of sound that guitar and keyboard freely create. Or, the processing of the space that the tune rules might be perfect.

"Instant Kitten" starts from the part where a complete anacatesthesia is produced. The construction of the sound that flows in one space will shift to an explosion by the band and a complete melody before long. Caravan and Hatfields might be reminiscent as the impression of the tune. Construction of melody that multiuses Syncopation. It might be Rock splendidly exactly expressed as music of Canterbury.

"Dedicated To Hugh,But You Weren't LIstening" shifts from the part of Intro with the tension to the part of the rhythm and the melody with the dash feeling further. Solo of the guitar is expressed well. It is likely to be caught as an original tune that is that they do. Progress of repeated Chord. The tension continues.

"Beer As In Braindeer" has the form of complete Free Jazz. Development to recollect music character of Soft Machine. Or, it is partial in the line of Bass that brings the element of Quiet Sun in. Processing of sound of keyboard to contribute to tune as much as possible. It is finished ..the composition that each member's flavor is surely united without staying in the form of simple Free Jazz... The entire composition of the album is calculated well.

It is ..composition experimental ..use.... finished .."Immediate Curtain".. effective Mellotron. The idea that Robert Wyatt cultivated might have tried to be followed perhaps and to emphasize the existence of this band. The impression that a perfect tension exists together to beauty and destruction is given to the listener. It is a very famous tune.

Robert Wyatt might have started exactly making this band demonstrate the expression of the self. And, the base that Robert Wyatt cultivated is not an exaggeration perhaps to say that everything will start from the music character at this time.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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