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Big Beat CDWIKD 920

Works: 1 works in 1 publications in 1 language and 1 library holdings
Classifications: M1630.18.S64, 610
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The Soft Machine by Soft Machine (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

2 LPs on 1 CD. A pairing of Soft Machine's first two albums, an astounding set of music that hasn't been repeated or equaled by anyone else since. Mixing rampant experimentalism with a well-grounded sense of human scale, Hugh Hopper's bass playing and Mike Ratledge's electric piano and organ playing were both freely embellished with sonic innovations. Robert Wyatt's drumming drew more from jazz and Elvin Jones than rock music, not unlike Mitch Mitchell in the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Here Robert Wyatt's distinctive singing voice is a fragile and subtly beautiful instrument that is expressive in an utterly honest, near-conversational way. Kevin Ayers, who was responsible for a wide-eyed folk-rock element in Soft Machine's early songwriting, left after the first album. However, the band's overall sound was so distinctive that this change was easily absorbed
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