Robert Wyatt Biography Reviewed

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Robert Wyatt

From the Telegraph:

Robert Wyatt is one of Britain’s great musical originals. There’s a fragile emotionalism to the former Soft Machine drummer’s mockney-chorister falsetto, a wide-eyed quality, at once half-disappointed, half-enraptured, that is instantly recognisable. His free-form, jazz-inflected song structures, meanwhile, make most pop music feel painfully constricted and repetitive. The fact that Wyatt is a 70-year-old wheelchair-using communist leading an isolated and impecunious existence in Lincolnshire doesn’t seem to have inhibited his popularity with other musicians.