Their Legacy, Your Burden – obviously the title track smoothly kicks in. To some idiot it would just sound like noise, but for people who live for this shit, it’s almost like a jack-in-the-box. All of a sudden, the violent drums, dark-scaled guitar, and crispy-as vocals come out of nowhere, all working off each other so seamlessly that the overall sound you will hear is the sound of a band who have their shit together, and it will make you want to bang your fucking head.
Burden of Proof is the sixth album by the Canterbury associated band Soft Machine Legacy and their third studio album, released on CD in March 2013.
Burden Of Proof (2013) is their 3rd studio album and it was released by Moonjune Records with Esoteric Antenna distribution. The album was produced by the band itself and recorded by another big name in the Jazz Fusion scene, Beppe Crovella, at the Electromantic Synergy Studio, in San Sebastiano da Po, Italy, in August 2012. Burden Of Proof (2013) is for sure the best album of Soft Machine Legacy so far, but really not my cup of tea.
In speaking of their experiences, buried emotions resurface. I have always feel the aftermath of suicide, focuses on the pain of the survivors, but I always try to think about the pain felt by the person who was driven to suicide, who saw no way out of the pain, even knowing (in most cases) they would cause tremendous pain to loved ones, and yet STILL ended their life.
Always remaining connected to its planet Soft Machine by keeping alive and (re)interpreting a few of the heritated tunes - this time Kings and Queens - the Legacy satellite moves anyway on its own revolutions, broad in its scope and ambition, impacting the new with no fear and a considerably contagious strength of life fueled by a surprising juvenile joviality.
For all their crooked history, when was the last time that this legendary band rocked? Here, they do – in style. Monumentally moving and genuinely rocking, the legacy is so palpable here that it’s actually gripping, and with a classical freshness of it all there’s nothing to prove anymore and no reason for the band not to get rid of the last part of their name. Burden Of Proof" (5:51) (John Etheridge). Voyage Beyond Seven" (4:53) (Theo Travis). Kitto" (1:50) (John Etheridge). Pie Chart" (5:07) (John Etheridge). JPS" (1:03) (John Marshall). Kings & Queens" (6:46) (Hugh Hopper). Fallout" (6:59) (Theo Travis). Going Somewhere Canorous?"
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