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  Soft Machine - Wikipedia
I Soft Machine sono una band inglese nata nei tardi anni '60 a Canterbury, Kent, e costituiscono una delle band di punta della Scena di Canterbury.
I Soft Machine nascono da una formazione precedente, i Wilde Flowers, formati da (in vari momenti): Brian Hopper (chitarra, sassofono, flauto e voci), Hugh Hopper (basso), Robert Wyatt (batteria, voci), Richard Synclair (chitarra, voci), Kevin Ayers (voci), Pye Hastings (chitarra/cori), Dave Sinclair (tastiere), Richard Sinclair (basso, cori) e Richard Coughlan (drums).
I Soft Machine continuarono a suonare fino al 1984, diradando i loro sforzi in studio già dal 1976.
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 The Soft Machine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Soft Machine is the title of a novel by William S. Burroughs, first published in 1961 and was Burroughs' first novel after the grandbreaking publication of Naked Lunch.
The title The Soft Machine is a name for the human body, and the main theme of the book (as explicitly written in an appendix) concerns how control mechanisms invade the body.
As such an agent he makes a time travel machine and takes on a gang of Mayan priests who use the Mayan calendar to control the minds of slave labourers used for planting maize.
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 Soft Machine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Soft Machine was a pioneering British psychedelic, progressive rock and jazz band from Canterbury, England, named after the book The Soft Machine by William S. Burroughs.
The Soft Machine was formed in 1966 by Robert Wyatt (drums, vocals), Kevin Ayers (bass, vocals), Daevid Allen (guitar) and Mike Ratledge (keyboards).
The Soft Machine name was used for the 1981 record Land of Cockayne and some live shows in 1984, but these featured Jenkins and Marshall with groups assembled just for those performances.
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 Soft Machine - Wikipedia
Die Gruppe Soft Machine gehörte zu den Pionieren des britischen Artrock.
Der Name Soft Machine war der Titel eines Romans von William S. Burroughs, nach dem sich die Gruppe benannte.
Soft Machine löste sich offiziell niemals auf, die Aktivitäten wurden aber nach den nächsten beiden Alben, die nun keine Nummer mehr im Namen trugen Bundles und Softs sporadischer und schliefen nach der reinen Studioaufnahme Land of Cocayne endgültig ein.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Soft_Machine   (558 words)

 The History of Rock Music. Soft Machine: biography, discography, reviews, links
Soft Machine's third album is one of rock's masterpieces, and their fourth and sixth album are not much less original.
La sua personalita` riesce a dividere il gruppo in due: da una parte i Soft Machine (nome derivato dal titolo di un libro di Burroughs), con Ratledge (tastiere), Wyatt (batteria), Allen (chitarra), Ayers (basso), e dall'altra i Caravan, con Hastings, Coughlan e i Sinclair.
I Soft Machine, orfani dei tre geni fondatori, precipitano rapidamente nella routine di un jazz-rock di retroguardia, e poco a poco perdono completamente la voglia di far musica.
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 Live In Paris : Soft Machine : CD Reviews : One Final Note
Undeniably, Soft Machine has a place within the pantheon of jazz-rock, fusion, or whatever appellation one chooses to use to define the hybrid music of the late 1960s through the late 1970s.
For Soft Machine fans it's a damn near essential listen, as are all of the previous Cuneiform releases—in fact, for Soft Machine fans, it's hard to imagine anything dating from the years between 1968 and 1972 that isn't mandatory listening.
While Soft Machine admirably moved further and further away from its comfort zone throughout its career, there is very little of lasting significance to this performance, feeling more like a group going through the motions than being truly invested in the moment at hand.
www.onefinalnote.com /reviews/s/soft-machine/live-in-paris.asp   (641 words)

 Soft Machine - Index
English bands from the mid-60's had the mystique of the original Soft Machine.
The Soft machine formed in 1966 but their story starts several years earlier at the Simon Langton School in Canterbury, whose pupils at the time included Robert Wyatt, Mike Retledge and Hugh Hopper - all of varying ages, but sharing a common interest in jazz.
At the end of the year the Soft Machine embarked on a gruelling six-months tour of the States with Jimi Hendrix and after this they recorded their first album, Soft Machine.
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The Soft Machine line-up of Elton Dean, Hugh Hopper, John Marshall and Mike Ratledge lasted under half a year and recorded just one half of an album (side two of "5").
The first half of this demo version was recorded in the USA in the fall of 1968, after Soft Machine had disbanded after their 2nd US tour, but before the band reformed for their 2nd album.
Noisette is the third in our Soft Machine series, recorded January 4th, 1970 at the same concert as "Facelift" on Third, by the short-lived quintet formation of the group: Elton Dean and Lyn Dobson-reeds, Hugh Hopper-bass, Mike Ratledge-keyboards and Robert Wyatt-drums and vocals.
www.cuneiformrecords.com /bandshtml/softmachine.html   (805 words)

 Soft Machine, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
The Soft Machine was never a commercial enterprise and indeed still remains unknown even to many listeners that came of age during the late '60s, when the group was at their peak.
Future Soft Machine members Ayers and Hugh Hopper would also pass through the Wilde Flowers, whose original material began to reflect an odd sensibility, cultivated by their highly educated backgrounds and a passion for improvised jazz.
The Soft Machine couldn't afford to continue to support a seven-member lineup, and scaled back to a quartet for their fourth album, retaining Elton Dean on sax.
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 Luna Kafé e-zine - Soft Machine: Moon In June
Soft Machine was among the most important pioneers of the British psychedelic underground movement along with Pink Floyd and the Move in 1966 and 67.
Apart from the nice opening of the song where Robert plucks some metal rods or piano strings or something, the way the organ, piano and light hi-hat percussion are played and recorded is remarkably similar to the sound of his recordings in the mid 1980s and early 90s.
Anyway, another Soft Machine trio got together again in London by the end of the year with Hugh Hopper substituting Kevin Ayers on bass.
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 Soft Machine
Actually, the Soft Machine weren't always as unknown as they are now - at one point (the earliest point in their career), they seriously rivalled Pink Floyd as Britain's most bizarre underground outfit.
The latter-day Soft Machine period was characterized by active contributions from Karl Jenkins - a terrific brass player who was often (but not always) able to pull the band out of their misery, but not enough to make them dent the charts or anything.
Still, if we remember that Soft Machine rarely took revolutionary changes in their style (except for maybe the transition from Two to Third), the change in style is not as radical as with, say, Fleetwood Mac (whose music had undergone far more changes than the Softs' even with the rhythm section always staying together).
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 Encyclopedia article on Soft Machine [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Soft Machine is the title of a novel written by William S. Burroughs in 1961, which gave the name to the band described below.
The Soft Machine were a pioneering British psychedelic, progressive rock and jazz band from Canterbury, Kent, England.
At that time Soft Machine was playing a form of fusion jazz influenced by Miles Davis and similar to the early work of Weather Report.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Music: Third   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Soft Machine was the jazziest of England's progressive rock bands of the late-1960s, and this 1970 collection album was its expansive masterpiece.
The Soft Machine that opened for Jimi Hendrix's 1968 tour was a trio, but Third brought in five more pieces, including horns and a violin.
It's as though everything Soft Machine was before this track came together to culminate in their masterpiece.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000007WAY   (1162 words)

 The Scotsman - Critique - Soft Machine Legacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
SOFT Machine were a seminal band in their day.
His place was taken by the excellent Mark Fletcher, alongside three former members of the Softs, saxophonist Elton Dean (playing his trademark saxello, a variation on the soprano saxophone), bassist Hugh Hopper, and guitarist John Etheridge.
They were at pains beforehand to distance themselves from the idea that this was a Soft Machine tribute band, but they would not subscribe to the notion that it was a reformed Soft Machine either.
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 AC&E — Soft Machines for machine programme verification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Soft Machines is a software machine tool for NC programmers to verify post-processed machine code data.
With Soft Machines, NC programmers and operators visualize in realtime the entire machining operation including tools, fixtures, palletizers and parts.
Soft Machines can be used to prove out programs for any NC machine tool.
www.acel.co.uk /machines.html   (111 words)

SOFT MACHINE #5 10/69-12/69 Robert Wyatt Mike Ratledge Hugh Hopper Lyn Dobson Elton Dean Marc Charig Nick Evans [ds,vo] [kbd] [b] [fl,sx] [sx] [cornet] [tb]
SOFT MACHINE #6 12/69-3/70 (Third) Robert Wyatt Mike Ratledge Hugh Hopper Lyn Dobson Elton Dean [ds,vo] [kbd] [b] [fl,sx] [sx]
SOFT MACHINE #17 1981 (The Land Of Cockayne)(Reunion / Recording project of K.Jenkins) John Marshall Karl Jenkins etc. [ds] [kbd]
www.macgraphic.co.jp /ich/soft_machine   (413 words)

 The Pink Floyd Archives-The Soft Machine and the Pink Floyd
Robert Wyatt, the first drummer of the Soft Machine, gave some insight into those early days of the underground in an interview for the BBC show "The Sounds of a City." He recalled, "I remember the first gig at the Roundhouse, which was, I think, primarily a Floyd gig.
In the early years, the Soft Machine was comprised of Robert Wyatt on drums, Mike Ratledge on keyboards, Kevin Ayers on bass, and Daevid Allen on guitar.
However, the difference between the direction of the Pink Floyd and the Soft Machine at this point was that the Soft Machine pursued more of a jazz direction, using very unusual and complicated time signatures, while the Floyd expressed themselves using a basic 4/4 time signature.
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 SOFT MACHINE discography, MP3 and reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The SOFT MACHINE were, for many listeners, the standard against which all jazz-rock fusions, including most of the big American names, had to be measured.
SOFT MACHINE's first three albums contain the best of their work.
"The Untouchable Soft Machine" is a compilation of 78 minutes of music on one disc, you can buy this one and forget about "Bundles" and after.
www.progarchives.com /Progressive_rock_discography_BAND.asp?band_id=633   (564 words)

 blogalive: Soft Machine - BBC Radio 1971   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
They've all spun around the hub of the Soft Machine wheel - except for Mr.
There are two distinct periods in the bands history: first was a brief Daevid Allen influenced trippy psychedelic machine, followed by a longer jazz inspired progressive period.
These tracks obviously come from Soft Machine's jazzy, progressive, fusion period and were recorded live at BBC studios.
blogalive.blogspot.com /2004/12/soft-machine-bbc-radio-1971.html   (265 words)

 Seeds of the Canterbury Scene: Soft Machine, University of Errors, Gary Windo
Although Soft Machine's studio albums stand as milestone monuments in the evolution of modern jazz, it is in their live performances that the band's potency and promise comes to full fruition.
Here we have a temporal blurring, for this CD is a rerecording of the classic album of the same name from the early days of Soft Machine.
Although rooted in Daevid Allen's desire to improve on his original guitar licks of olden (for Allen was once a member of the Softs), what resulted was a thorough escalation of the basic template.
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 Soft Machine
Now down to a trio the Softs were taken on by Jimi Hendrix's management and thus to a gruelling period supporting the Jimi Hendrix Experience on their 1968 American tours.
It could be said that with the departure of Ratledge Soft Machine became nothing more than a brand name, any real identity or soul had long since departed.
Looking back the Softs never really made a bad album, but much of the spark and originality was lost around 1972 with Robert Wyatt's departure and the soured relations with Elton Dean.
www.btinternet.com /~stephen.yarwood/softs.htm   (1778 words)

 HULLODER Link page
Soft Machine 4 - Great page with a list of all concerts, lots of concertposters are included.
Soft Machine 6 - Another Japanese Soft Machine page, including a discography with several details about bootlegs.
Soft Machine 7 - Not only Soft Machine, more a Japanese Canterbury page.
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 * Dusted Reviews - Soft Machine *
Formed in 1966, Soft Machine — named after the novel by William Burroughs — certainly rank among the most influential “out” rock bands.
From the band’s beginnings through its official end in the late 70s, the band changed lineups often, but there’s no doubt that drummer/vocalist Robert Wyatt was the soul of the band.
Whether or not this would be a good introduction to Soft Machine for those not yet familiar with the band is difficult to say.
www.dustedmagazine.com /reviews/227   (755 words)

 il popolo del blues
Actually, the first Soft Machine LP I ever listened to was 'Volume Two'.
My introduction to Soft Machine's music came courtesy of one of my schoolmates, who invited me to his house to 'listen to some really weird music'.
Ernesto and Stefano experienced Soft Machine's music together in 1972 and saw the classic "six" line up at Teatro Andromeda, Firenze in Januart 1973.Their first group together,"Implosion"(1974) was heavily influenced by the Canterbury Sound and Soft Machine's experiments
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 ttgapers.com store - Third - The Soft Machine - Product Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Soft Machine was the jazziest of England's progressive rock bands of the late-'60s, and this 1970 collection album was its expansive masterpiece.
Soft Machine were early contemporaries of Pink Floyd on the British psychedelic scene.
This album was a turning point for me as well as a turn on point with the band "Soft Machine".
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 The Soft Machine mp3 The Soft Machine mp3 download   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Volume One (The Soft Machine) and Two [1968]
Soft Space, mp3, length - 498 sec., size - 11949120 b.
The Soft Weed Factor, mp3, length - 674 sec., size - 16187853 b.
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 Chief Executive, The: The last frontier - computer applications for sales personnel and other front-line staff - The ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Once upon a time, our salespeople had to comply with a back-office system for "never forgetting a name." Whenever you met someone, you clipped his or her business card onto a form, on which you wrote a few other things--such as the line of business--if you could be bothered.
Then you handed the form in to the Great Administrative Machine, which devoured it in one hungry gulp and sent it to some fl hole far beyond the event horizon.
Now in theory, you then could ask this machine anything, such as who it knew in Toledo or what other fertilizer manufacturers the company had contact with.
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 Pynchon - Music: Soft Machine
The suite appeared on Soft Machine: Volume Two (Probe, 1969; One Way, 1969; Big Beat, 1969), and for some reason was only named on the American issue of the album.
Soft Machine Page -- This small but informative page is operated by Calyx.
Soft Machine Card -- At the Ultimate Band List, this page has a collection of links to Soft Machine Web sites and information.
www.themodernword.com /pynchon/pynchon_music_soft-machine.html   (862 words)

 The Soft Machine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Soft Machine Review: i read soft machine by WSB by recommendation of one of my best friends.
Soft Machine, and forgive me for being an ignorant blah-putz, is REALLY difficult to get into.
Other particularly memorable scenes that stuck in my internal synapses include a chapter where a news reporter infiltrates backward Mayan codices (where a hollogram image of an old master controls the migrant workers) and penetrates the machine and punches the hollogram in the gut and screams out freedom and aw, it was beautiful.
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