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THIRD

The Soft Machine

 

Canterbury Scene

4.21 | 680 ratings

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nico
5 stars This is a masterpiece even it's not an easy listening album, 4 tracks with 75 minutes of intense music, a perfect mixture of psichedelia, avant-garde and jazz rock, experimentation and improvvisation. The first track "Facelift" begins with noise from heavy organ feedback and distorted bass that requires patience at first listen, after it changes in a jazzy brass section, surely the most experimental track of the album.

"Slightly All the Time" is more in a jazz rock vein and full with wonderfulll melodies, but the highlight for me it's "Moon in June" the only track in the album with lyrics and vocals by Robert Wyatt, that begins with minimalistic piano notes and wonderful singing full of pathos that breaks into a instrumental improvisation with with a psichedelic end.

"Out bloody-rageous" is experimental and avant-garde like "Facelift" with the serene and dreamlike droning intro/otro keyboard. Overall I think this is a must in very serious prog-rock collection!!

nico | 5/5 |

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