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Robert Wyatt’s “Comic Opera”

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Robert Wyatt has been exploring the unusual possibilities of song since the 1960s in the bands Soft Machine, Matching Mole, and others, plus his own solo albums. He sings in his distinctive, agile voice about the complex and obscure, as well as the simple and obvious. Via connection from London, this British musician talks thoughtfully and revealingly with host David Garland about “Comic Opera,” his new three-act album full of bright instrumental colors, dark observations about life and politics, and warm compassion for human dreams and foibles.

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Comments [2]

carl wooden from tokyo tsukuda

From the perspective of a Soft Machine fan from over 30 years ago, Comic Opera is an outstanding tribute to a man who has held his musical dream true. Close your eyes and move past great examples such as Shleep and see that Robert's dream defiantly shown in 'Moon in June' has held. Soft Machine long ago moved into a different direction but Robert has cultivated his dream into a fine port with Comic Opera as one of the best examples. Thanks Robert. How many more LPs can you produce from here? It is up to you. Please sir, can I have some more?
Carl, Tokyo Japan (ex Sydney, someday to return I hope)

Nov. 09 2007 09:27 AM
Sérgio Hydalgo from Lisbon

Thank you for this Mr. Garland. A rare opportunity to listen to Robert Wyatt.

Please take a look at my radioshow: mafama.blogspot.com

Nov. 05 2007 08:51 AM

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