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Land of Cockayne
Soft Machine
Land of Cockayne
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Soft Machine
Title: Land of Cockayne
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: One Way Records Inc
Original Release Date: 1/1/1981
Re-Release Date: 2/14/1996
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Experimental Music, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Land of Cockayne
UPC: 724381893623

CD Reviews

Light jazz rock fusion
norman a. blardony | Philippines | 09/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Jazz rock but not as heavy as the previous Karl Jenkins led softs e.g. Seven, softs et al. This album has some catchy tunes but surely an unfair comparison with the other classic softs albums. I would still listen to this album over and over again because it gives me bliss and enjoyment"
Soft Machine's best album ever
A. Dutkiewicz | 05/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This atmospheric album, Soft Machine's last, is the best thing they ever recorded. It has a mood like no other, it perfectly plends orchestration with improv, and it is a contender for best jazz album ever. Highly reccommended."
The Last of an Obsured Legend.
R.Cittern | Springfield | 06/12/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is Soft Machines final album, even if it doesn't have any of the original members or most of the replacement members. The album is just o.k. by my taste,you don't want to hate it but you don't want to love it. This album if also filled with some famous and obsured legends like Jack Bruce or Allen Holdsworth. Over and Above starts us off with a funky groove and a Beach Boy styled harmony chorus. Lotus Goves is a quiet almost techno like ditty. Isles of the Blessed exercises Jenkins conducting which opens to the FM staple Panoramina with a biting rift and Rhodes solo.Behind the Glass Curtain is just so odd snyth making chord changes. Side 2 opens with Palace of Glass a remake of The Floating World. Hot Biscuit Slim is another funk rifter with nice guitar by Parker. Velvet Mountain is a smooth 80's ballad. Sly Monkey is the only song with Holdsworth getting a solo which isn't that impressing but has the same structure of Hot Biscuit. Then we close with the hilarious Alot of What You Fancy. That sums it up for the Great Soft Machine. Now you have you choice of Soft Head,Soft Works,Soft Heap, Nucleus,Hugh Hopper,Elton Dean, Allen Holdsworth,Isotope,Gong,Robert Wyatt,Matching Mole or Adrimidus to choose from!"