In mid-60s Canterbury, a new sound was germinating that would combine musical complexity with psychedelic whimsy, jazz-inspired improvisation, and avant-garde production techniques, proving to be a cornerstone of progressive music for decades to come.
Guide includes 100-minute mixtape, list of recommended albums, & further reading
Released in 2010 on Smalltown Superjazz Recorded live in 1971 Format: LPx2 Style: Cantebury Scene, Jazz-Rock, Progressive Rock Vibe: Exploratory, Complex, Mysterious, … More
Released in 1968 on Probe Records 1968 Second Pressing Format: LP
Pulling away from the jazzy psych-pop of their first two albums, Soft Machine gears towards sprawling sidelong compositions of spacey prog infused with thematic jazz fusion improvisations, compositional edits, and heavy doses of experimental post-production (Click for Full Review)
Released in 1971 on Columbia Records Format: LP
Soft Machine’s second album is an eclectic suite packed full of whimsical psychedelia, Dadaist detours, complex prog structures and jazz-inspired musicianship.