Robert Wyatt: From Soft Machine to Solo Artist

One of the most idiosyncratic figures of the late 60s British music scene was the multi-instrumentalist jazz fusion anomaly Robert Wyatt. Originally starting out with the now-borderline mythical group the Wilde Flowers, Wyatt and Kevin Ayers formed Soft Machine, arguably the most important band of the Canterbury scene. Their debut album contained little Wyatt-penned material, instead focusing on the…