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The Music That Soft Machine Would Have Made,
This review is from: Little Red Record (Audio CD)
I first saw Matchine Mole at the Royal Festival Hall in 1972.
I was invited by Lol Coxhill(I met him busking on the street on Tottenham Court Road) to the premiere of Matching Mole's"Little Red Record".
They were all there that night... Robert Fripp,Brian Eno.All my musical heros were there and I was in musical heaven.
The sound engineer mixed the sound beautifully in the hall that night and Robert gave one hell of an amazing performance that night.
For their second album their playing had developed a lovely open sound.That gave you the feeling of drifting like a cloud.The entire album is very dreamy experience.
I recently purchased the dvd Soft Machine 1970 "Alive In Paris" .
Robert Wyatt was scatt singing through a Korg Stage Echo tape loop machine.This was the beginning of Matching Mole.The live material he was performing with Dean,Dobson,Hopper and Ratledge.What a shame that Soft Machine didn't stay togather to perform the material on the two Matching Mole albums!As with all great musicians the studio recording was only a small part of their enormous talent.
Wonderful stuff I love it!