Published Sep 09, 2013Soft Machine member and esteemed solo artist Robert Wyatt has had a long an legendary career, and this fall, the musical journeyman will be delving into the archives to release some little-heard solo works. The aptly named '68 is due out on October 10 through Cuneiform Records.
As the title suggests, these four recordings were made way back in 1968 in New York and Hollywood, when the British musician was in the U.S. for a Soft Machine tour.
Some of this music was later recorded by the Soft Machine, including the epic "Rivmic Melodies," a five-and-a-half-minute excerpt of which can be heard below. FACT notes that this version of the Wilde Flowers' "Slow Walkin' Talk" features bass played by the legendary Jimi Hendrix (who was a tourmate at the time). That song is also streaming at the bottom of this page.
The tracklist is below. The album is available to pre-order here.
2. Rivmic Melodies
3. Slow Walkin' Talk
4. Moon in June