Style: Experimental Singer-Songwriter, Art Pop, Canterbury Scene, Jazz-Rock
Vibe: Political (Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Imperialist), Satirical, Conscious, Melancholy, Hypnotic
Musical Attributes/Instrumentation: Sparse, Studio-as-an-Instrument, Layered Vocals, Digital Keyboards, Drum Machines, Percussion, Synthesizers, Piano
Released in 1973 on Virgin Records Format: LP Style: Canterbury Scene, Jazz-Rock, Prog Vibe: Playful, Complex, Eccentric, Uplifting Musical Attribues: Odd Time … More
In mid-60s Canterbury, a new sound was germinating that would combine musical complexity with psychedelic whimsy, jazz-inspired improvisation, and avant-garde … More
Released in 2010 on Smalltown Superjazz Recorded live in 1971 Format: LPx2 Style: Cantebury Scene, Jazz-Rock, Progressive Rock Vibe: Exploratory, Complex, Mysterious, … More
The second Radio Gnome transmission finds Zero the Hero astral projecting to PlanetGong where he meets with Selene the Moon Goddess and the Octave Doctors to learn the infinite powers of their lovewisdom vibrations. This psychedelic journey brings together fantastical imagery of pothead pixies and flying teapots (and a dose of hippy hedonism) with heady spiritual concepts delivered in a quite fun and silly way, but even before digging into the concept I was immediately grabbed by their unique style spacey jazz-rock with its propulsive bass lines, immersive synthesizer atmospheres and serpentine soprano sax soloing.
Style: Canterbury Scene, Psych Rock
Vibe: Psychedelic, Whimsical, Joyful, Eccentric, Spacey, Playful
Musical Attributes: Raw, Progressive, lo-fi
Released in 1975 on Virgin Records UK Pressing Format: LP
Released in 1968 on Probe Records 1968 Second Pressing Format: LP
Released in 1990 on Mantra Recorded live in 1973 2019 RSD Pressing
On their second LP, Henry Cow weaves together elements of eerie chamber music, free improvisation, and deconstructed prog to create something that seems like the missing link between the Canterbury jazz-rock of Soft Machine and Gong and the dissonant avant-rock of This Heat.
Released in 1974 on Virgin Records Format: LP
Released in 1974 on Virgin Records Original U.S. Pressing, Promo Copy
Released in 1971 on Columbia Records Format: LP
Information: Originally released in 1971 This deluxe pressing was released in 2013 on Klimt Records Format: LPx2 (second LP contains … More
Soft Machine’s second album is an eclectic suite packed full of whimsical psychedelia, Dadaist detours, complex prog structures and jazz-inspired musicianship.