From the 70’s Canterbury scene, one of the greatest pieces of work in the genre. Matching Mole was the first band formed by Robert Wyatt after the seminal Soft Machine experience. An incredibly tight unit featuring Phil Miller (Hatfield and the North) on guitar, Dave McRae (Nucleus) on keyboards, Bill McCormick (Quiet Sun, 801) on bass and Wyatt himself on drums and vocals. Released in 1971 Little Red Record was Mole’s second album. It was produced by Robert Fripp and it features a cameo appearance by Brian Eno. Compared to their previous work, Red Record goes way far beyond the limits of Rock and Jazz. Even if mostly instrumental the album includes “Gloria Gloom” a magnificent song and one of the very first Wyatt’s critical reflections on Music and Socialism. In one word, a classic!!! Pressed on color vinyl LP with a bonus track.
A1 Starting In The Middle Of The Day We Can Drink Our Politics Away A2 Marchides A3 Nan True’s Hole A4 Righteous Rhumba A5 Brandy As In Benj
B1 Gloria Gloom B2 God Song B3 Flora Fidgit B4 Smoke Signal B5 Horse*
* = bonus track