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The Soft Machine


Canterbury Scene

4.07 | 309 ratings

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4 stars It took me about one year but I finally found this album on record. It's to bad they stopped making it on cd, because this is one great album. We see the amazing Allen Holdsworth join the band and turn Soft Machine from a complex,sax/organ based band to a band with great solos and rifts you can imagine. Hazard Profile is one of the best things to listen to with part one jamming away with the opening rift to the seven minutes of fast pace guitar soloing. Two is a piano solo by Jenkins with the classical influence in play. Three is a cresendoing bridge to the longest rift I ever heard on four. Five goes into a sleek sax/keyboard rift with Mike Rateledge going into some wild solos on the synth. Gone Sailing is a short sweet acostic solo be Holdsworth play some twisted harmonics and chords. Side two opens with the dark rocker Bundles bleeds into to Land of The Bag Snake a nice fusion piece. The Man who Waves at Trains is a mellow soft song with picks up into the the last sax solo piece by Jenkins not to mention Rateledge last piece as well. Four Gongs and Two Drums is Marshall going into and Asian influence with this wired solo. Then to my personal favorite The Floating World with the synth mendering on and on and Ray Warleigh on flute, and probably John Marshalls only attemp to play the xylophone on maramba what ever it is. Highly recommended to anyone who loves guitar or great 70's jams,if you can find the album.
downtheroad25 | 4/5 |


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