Old Rottenhat is one of the cheapest vinyls I've ever bought. It was only 3 euros, from the Thessaloniki fleamarket (the guy selling it was a sleazy antiques douche, he wanted to sell it for 5 euros but I bargained as hard as I could!). I previously had it on tape but it wore out during the years.
To the point: Wyatt's inspired songwriting is prevalent in this LP which contains some of his best songs to date. His sad voice and political lyrics make for a great blend of near-ambient soundscapes. Echoes of Wyatt's work with the Soft Machine are scattered in the album. Robert Wyatt is probably one of the few remaining 70s musicians whose music isn't pretentious but rather seminal. Grab this album immediately if you come across it.
Note: this is a vinyl rip which I mastered myself (including hiss and crackle elimination). Sound quality is very good.
Labels: Machine, Rottenhat, Soft, Wyatt