|Studio album by|
|Released||22 March 1975|
|Recorded||July 1974 at CBS Whitfield St Studios, London|
|Soft Machine chronology|
By Bundles, only keyboardist and founding member Mike Ratledge was left from the early Soft Machine line-ups; the other members had all previously been in the jazz-rock band Nucleus. Guitarist Allan Holdsworth's prominent contributions set the album apart from previous Soft Machine recordings, as guitar was an instrument ignored by Soft Machine since 1969's Volume Two.
This is the last studio album featuring Ratledge listed as a full band member. Only two compositions by him are included, one of which is less than two minutes long.
All compositions by Karl Jenkins except where indicated.
- "Hazard Profile Part One" – 9:18
- "Hazard Profile Part Two (Toccatina)" – 2:21
- "Hazard Profile Part Three" – 0:33
- "Hazard Profile Part Four" – 1:25
- "Hazard Profile Part Five" – 5:29
- "Gone Sailing" (Allan Holdsworth) – 0:59
- "Bundles" – 3:14
- "Land of the Bag Snake" (Holdsworth) – 3:35
- "The Man Who Waved at Trains" (Mike Ratledge) – 1:50
- "Peff" (Ratledge) – 3:37
- "Four Gongs Two Drums" (John Marshall) – 2:31
- "The Floating World" – 7:07
- Soft Machine
- Karl Jenkins – oboe, soprano saxophone, acoustic & electric piano
- Allan Holdsworth – electric, acoustic and 12-string guitars
- Mike Ratledge – Fender Rhodes electric piano, Lowrey Holiday Deluxe organ, EMS Synthi AKS synthesizer
- Roy Babbington – bass guitar
- John Marshall – drums, percussion
- Future Soft Machine personnel
- Ray Warleigh – alto flute and bass flute on "The Floating World"
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