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THIRD

The Soft Machine

 

Canterbury Scene

4.21 | 680 ratings

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Robin
5 stars The 3rd LP from Soft Machine is my favorite from the band, very close to the 2nd. Even though you can skip the complete first track "Facelift" wich is, in my opinion, too much minutes of pure noise. There are some great passages from Hopper, but the overall isn't worth playing too much.. BUT!! Then, the masterpiece truly starts to happen... "Slightly All The Time" is pure beauty, from the first to the 20nd minute. A great melody wich is kinda hart to sing by yourself without going a little bit wrong, hehe ;) Some great sax-work by Dean and delicious organ-solo's by Rathledge. Wyatt fills in with soft and good drumming. The 3rd track is one of the best SM-works of all time, with Wyatt on vocals the first half, and fantastic instrumental work on the second half. The track geniously ends with strange noises and psychedelic moods. The finishing track, "Out-Bloody-Rageous" is haunting minimal-music with again a wonderful organ-solo and good musicianship from Rathledge and Dean. A very impressive record and IMHO, one of the best jazz, psychedelic and progressive records of all time. I consider this LP a true masterpiece and that's why I'm giving it all the five stars!! It's deserved.
Robin | 5/5 |

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