Joined: Mar. 2008
||Posted: Feb. 13 2010, 20:20
|Quote (larstangmark @ Feb. 13 2010, 05:00)|
|"Slighlty All the Time" is my favorite track on vol III. I guess we can agree that "Moon in June" is out of place on this album.|
Ever heard the last few Soft Machine albums? (Bundles, Softs, Alive and Well and (especially) Land of Cockayne) There's not so much jazz as riff-based and colourful fusion that's not a million miles from Platinum or the Pekka Pohjola album. It's not the sax-squeaky jazz of the Elton Dean years, if that's not your cup of tea.
The only other Soft Machine album I own is the three LP box, Triple Echo. I like the cover art of the box, but that's about all. I actually find their music rather dull. The exception is "The Moon in June", particularly the last, instrumental section and its frightening sound, which makes me think of a vacuum cleaner sucking up the whole universe. I've just looked up The Soft Machine in The Rolling Stone Record Guide, incidentally, and they agree with me. So there!