Soft Machine

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Robert Wyatt ’68

The tracks on this collection were recorded shortly after Wyatt’s band Soft Machine had broken up—temporarily, it would turn out—following a tour of the States with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. In fact, Wyatt worked on the tunes while staying at…

Modern Drummer
Dec 31, 2013

John Marshall on Soft Machine’s Quintessential Recordings

Soft Machine's John Marshall chats with MD Pro Panelist Paul Wertico in the Ask a Pro section of this month’s MD. Here, we present Marshall riffing on his quintessential recordings with the British jazz-rock institution. But first check out this…

Modern Drummer
Jun 28, 2011

Robert Wyatt: 2007 Web Exclusive Interview

by Adam Budofsky Since leaving the groundbreaking British psychedelic band Soft Machine in 1971, Robert Wyatt has released a succession of remarkable solo albums filled with artfulness and surprise. His latest, Comicopera, is a worldly, three-part meditation on modern profundities.…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 2007

John Marshall: Still Playing The Music

(From the December 2004 Issue) Since the '60s, John Marshall's presence behind the drums has been a guarantee of lively and interactive music. A fixture in British jazz, Marshall also powered the fusion of Soft Machine, the art rock of…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004