France's Polysoft propel Soft Machine's psychedelic tunes back to life on this live tribute CD. I get the impression that you have to be mad to play such off the wall music or maybe just as bold and talented as these individuals are. The answer surely tips to the latter
Recorded live at le Triton in Les Lilas, Paris in 2002, Francois Merville (drums and percussion) Serge Adam (trumpet and flugelhorn) Jean-Remy Guedon (tenor sax and flute) and Pierre-Olivier Govin (baritone sax & saxello) the "Collectif Polysons", revive the perturbing and intensely anarchic Jazz created by England's Soft Machine in the late 60's and on. With such special guests as Alto Sax and saxello player Elton Dean and bassist Hugh Hopper formerly of The soft Machine, Polysoft flawlessly and fearlessly add further dimension to the Soft Machine sound by means of feral improvisation. Classics like "Facelift", "Kings and Queens" and "Slightly all the Time" are not only re-animated but also given a twist that wracks the brain into psychosis. This CD is definitely a soft pill to swallow and it will surely intoxicate you.