Friday, 31 October 2014

robert wyatt stops

Sad to see Robert Wyatt announce he's stopped making music. One of Soft Machine's original members and later continuing with his esoteric and exploratory songwriting, Wyatt's music was in a world of it's own. No one like.
Wyatt himself is pragmatic about his cessation.

    "I would say I've stopped, it's a better word than retired. 50 years in the saddle, it's not nothing. It's completely unplanned, my life, and it's just reached this particular point." (Uncut Magazine)
So to finish on one of his many great quotes "Being big and famous doesn't get you more freedom, it get's you less".
Hear he performs "Gharbadzegi" in 2006.