Rhapsody App for
Rhapsody International, Inc.
Third by Soft Machine
Released: Jul 1991
Released in 1970, Third marks a major turning point in the Soft Machine sound. Gone for the most part are the collage-like art pop compositions, playful surrealism and intricate vocal passages marking their first two full-lengths. The band is now messing around with fusion, atonality, electronic music, musique concrete, minimal drone and repetition. On top of all this, the grooves are heavier and way more severe. By the seven-minute mark of the first piece, "Facelift," you know you're in for one hell of a ride; Mike Ratledge's searing organ and Elton Dean's sax-skronk are just going at it.
Justin Farrar
Rhapsody app on your desktop or mobile device.

Listen to the songs you love. Anytime, anywhere.

14 day free trial, then just $9.99/month for Rhapsody Premier. View all plans