Matching Mole

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": progressive rock canterbury canterbury scene psychedelic jazz rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music Wikipedia


Matching Mole was formed by Robert Wyatt (Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945, Bristol, England) after he left Soft Machine in 1971. The name was conceived by a brilliant twist, by using a French translation of the name Soft Machine (La Machine Molle). He recruited David Sinclair (keyboards, ex-Caravan), Phil Miller (guitar, ex-Delivery) and Bill McCormick (bass, ex-Quiet Sun) to complete the line-up. Having secured a contract with CBS Records, the band embarked on recording sessions for their debut album, but soon lost the services of Sinclair. Dave MacRae (b. 2 April 1940, Auckland, New Zealand) was recruited as his replacement in time to complete the sessions. The result was the band’s self-titled 1972 debut. Those already converted to Wyatt’s esoteric and innovative musical ambitions were not disappointed. Two of the best tracks, ‘O Caroline’ and ‘Signed Curtain’ were combined on a single, though for obvious reasons the...

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