July 12, 2006 Playlist

The Soft Machine's first album
The Soft Machine 1968 (UK)
The Soft Machine bridged the psychedelic and progressive eras, helping to define both. Their first two albums are sequenced into side-long suites of short tunes stitched together by Mike Ratledge's swirling electric organ, Kevin Ayer's (and later Hugh Hopper's) "lead bass" and Robert Wyatt's jazzy drumming and singing. They had no guitar player at this point, which was arguably the most unique thing about their sound. Their later albums went in a more "jazz fusion" direction, especially after Robert Wyatt (their only singer) left the band in 1971.

(Rest In Peace Syd Barrett!)

N = New Release

Mission of Burma - Donna Sumeria (N)
The Rogers Sisters - Money Matters (N)
Rapider Than Horsepower - The Real Party (N)
The High Pink Clouds - Australian Girl (N)
The Fiery Furnaces - Bitter Tea (N)
Syd Barrett - Gigolo Aunt

Wolfmother - Pyramid  (N)
Priestess - I Am The Night, Colour Me Black (N)
Earthling Society - Kosmik Suite No. 2 (N)

The Soft Machine - Lullabye Letter / We Did It Again CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Supersister - Missing Link
Alrune Rod - Natskyggevej ("Nightshade")

Master's Apprentices
- Games We Play (part 1 & 2)
Spirit - Elijah
Miles Davis Quintet - Frelon Brun
Steely Dan - Your Gold Teeth

Pink Floyd (Syd Barrett) - Apples & Oranges
Syd Barrett - Octopus
Flaming Lips - Vein Of Stars (N)
Starlight Mints - The Bee (N)
Minmae - (To Edit) Quickfingers (N)
Space Needle - Where The Fucks My Wallet? (N)

Landing - Spiral Arms (N)

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