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Their best album yet,
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This review is from: Burden Of Proof (Audio CD)
Right from the opening track, with a keyboard intro, you know this is a Soft Machine related album. This opening track, Burden of Proof, sounds very much the Karl Jenkins era Softs, with a marching, repetitive rhythm allowing Theo Travis and John Etheridge to play off each other. On the second track, an anthenic open gives way to what sounds like improvised passages with ethereal flute riffs and harsh guitar riffs giving it more than a hint of 1970s avant-garde soundtracks. Every track is different - Pie Chart is a more traditional bluesy sounding track with a languid pace. Black and Crimson starts off with a familiar keyboard sound, and this continues while Etheridge plays some wonderful guitar melodies. It's fresh and lively, yet is cleary Soft Machine.
I think this is probably my favourite Soft Machine Legacy album.