Soft Heap - Soft Heap (remastered)
Newly remastered and featuring the usual good Esoteric job with new notes and photos. In 1978, Hugh Hopper-bass, Elton Dean-sax, Alan Gowen-keyboards & Pip Pyle-drums all got together with this band, who lasted for a few small tours & this one album. A nice cross between the more tune-oriented work of Hugh & Alan, & Elton's more free leanings.
Very sad for me to realize that all four of these great musicians have since died and there is no one left.
"These Canterbury stylists featured leading lights of the genre. Comprising former Soft Machine members Hugh Hopper on bass and Elton Dean on saxophone, former Hatfield & The North drummer Pip Pyle, and Gilgamesh keyboard player Alan Gowen, the group recorded this sole album for Charly Records in 1978, drawing stylistically upon each member's musical pedigree and producing a record of excellence."