"Soft Machine were the grooviest, coolest psychedelic band of the era " The Soft Machine were one of England's original and best psychedelic bands, emerging. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of "Middle Earth Masters" on Discogs. that forms the bulk of Middle Earth Masters takes the form of a continuous performance that sets the direction for Soft Machine incarnations to come. Middle Earth Masters is a music live recording by THE SOFT MACHINE (Canterbury Scene/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. Soft Machine: Middle Earth Masters In following the path of seminal British group Soft Machine, there seems to be little to link its mids. Middle Earth Masters (Rune ) The Soft Machine were one of England's original and best psychedelic bands, emerging out of the same "UFO Club" London scene. Like most of their Canterbury colleagues, The Softs consisted of well educated musicians who soon broke out of r&b and pop beginnings to take on. Middle Earth Masters, an Album by Soft Machine. Released 1 September on Cuneiform (catalog no. Rune ; CD). Genres: Canterbury Scene. Soft Machine – Middle Earth Masters Jazz, Rock Psychedelic Rock Middle Earth, Convent Garden, London, UK, Septem. Middle Earth Masters captures the era Soft Machine trio in full concert glory, recorded live at London's legendary Middle Earth club.