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Soft Heap: Soft Heap

Read "Soft Heap" reviewed by Nic Jones


None of the four gentlemen pictured standing on a London street in the booklet for this one are with us anymore, but their brand of music is a perfect antidote to somber reflection. Recorded in 1978 by a quartet of stalwarts from the likes of Soft Machine, Hatfield And The North and Gilgamesh, the music is rife with the aesthetics such backgrounds suggest, but at the same time there's an element of fire which is entirely the product of this ...

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Soft Heap: Al Dente

Read "Al Dente" reviewed by Nic Jones


With the exception of drummer Pip Pyle this is the group that recorded 'Rogue Element' (Ogun) in May of 1978. On that occasion the drummer was Dave Sheen and the group was known as Soft Head, which offers a clue as to how the name was arrived at, particularly in view of the presence of Soft Machine alumni Elton Dean and Hugh Hopper. Keyboard player Alan Gowen, a musician as undervalued as the British Steve Miller, rounded the quartet out ...


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