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Soft Machine

Soft Machine was formed in 1966 by Robert Wyatt, Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers and Daevid Allen. Wyatt had already worked with Allen in the Daevid Allen Trio (which Ratledge occasionally jammed with) in 1963, and with Ayers in the Wilde Flowers in 1964. Although the band had its roots in Canterbury, it soon became a London-based band.

In January 1967, the band's one and only single ever was recorded : it had two songs on it, “Loves Make Sweet Music” and “Feelin', Reelin', Squeelin'”. Three months later, a collections of demos was recorded at DeLane Lea Studios with producer Giorgio Gomelsky, but not officially released until 1971 (on two compilations on the French Byg label). At that time, Soft Machine had already become something of a 'cult' band on the London psychedelic scene, gigging at places like the Roundhouse or the UFO. On April 29th, 1967, they took part in an event set up by the underground paper 'International Times', which also featured the Pink Floyd, and was given the name, '14 Hour Technicolor Dream'.

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Soft Machine: Switzerland 1974
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Cuneiform Records
2015
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Switzerland 1974
Switzerland 1974
Cuneiform Records
2015
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Proto
Comma (Japan)
2012
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Live At Het...
Comma (Japan)
2012
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Alive & Well: Recorded in Paris
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Esoteric Recordings
2011
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Comma (Japan)
2011
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