(The whole album can be streamed bellow)
Matching Mole by Matching Mole…how to start the eulogy I’m about to give to this masterpiece of music?
I think that for your sake I should keep this short, so here goes.
The fact that I easily place it in my top 3 list of best albums ever doesn’t really constitute a reference for you. The fact that this album is unknown to 90% of my musically-inclined entourage, and also 99% of the people who I presented it to doesn’t help either. For reasons I just cannot comprehend, Matching Mole’s self-titled release has been eclipsed from the amateurs of jazz and jazz-rock of today – barely has it even been able to reach the ears of the experts of the genre. I guess this most likely has to do with the band’s very short life-span. Robert Wyatt leaves Soft Machine in 1971 to form Matching Mole – in 1973 the project comes to a end when Wyatt fell from a window and becomes paralyzed from the waist down.
This outstanding concept album deserves recognition and an infinite number of listens, so today I decided to bring it to you. I could go on and on with Matching Mole, but instead I have decided to play it sober and just let the music speak for itself.
[This is an extremely coherent concept album – the breaks you will have to experience switching from one song to the next in this post pays no honor to the album’s beauty, and for that I am sorry.]
Voila, my doggy friends.
Mruff to all.