‘His Greatest Misses’ includes such Robert Wyatt classics as “Sea Song,” “Shipbuilding,” “At Last I Am Free,” “The Age of Self,” his cover of The Monkees’ “I’m a Believer,” “Heaps of Sheeps,” and more.
Just about every area of recorded music was hit by the fire, from jazz to punk to cabaret to comedy, new wave, historical speeches, metal, hip hop, you name it.
While this isn’t your father’s or your father’s father’s lineup of the band, this new Soft Machine is very much alive and kicking in their own way and on their own terms.
A pioneer of the genre, worked with Brian Eno, Syd Barrett, John Cale, Nico and Robert Wyatt during his career.
Bernard MacMahon, director of his last UK label Lo-Max Records, confirmed to the BBC News website Ayers died in his sleep at his home in Montolieu, France…