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Matching Mole -Expanded Edition- (RSD 2024)

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Release date: April 20, 2024

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  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Deluxe sleeve with linen laminate finish
  • RSD 2024 sticker
  • 1972 album by Matching Mole, formed by Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt
  • Band includes David Sinclair (Caravan), Dave MacRae, Phil Miller (Hatfield of the North), and Bill MacCormick (Quiet Sun)
  • For the first time available as 2LP-set
  • Including 7 bonus tracks
  • Limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on yellow & orange marbled vinyl


1. O Caroline
2. Instant Pussy
3. Signed Curtain
4. Part of the Dance
1. Instant Kitten
2. Dedicated to Hugh, But You Weren't Listening
3. Beer as in Braindeer
4. Immediate Curtain
1. O Caroline [Single Version] *bonus track
2. Signed Curtain [Single Version] *bonus track
3. Signed Curtain [Take Two] *bonus track
4. Part of the Dance [Take One] *bonus track
1. Memories Membrane *bonus track
2. Horse *bonus track
3. Sandwich *bonus track


  • Releasedate: 20-04-2024
  • Original Release Year: 1972
  • Units: 2 LP
  • Sleeve: 6mm
  • Grams: 180g
  • Barcode (EAN): 8719262028326
  • Catalogue number: MOVLP3366


After leaving Soft Machine, Robert Wyatt formed a new progressive rock band in 1971. He playfully named it Matching Mole (Machine Mulle is French for Soft Machine). With the help of Caravan's David Sinclair, Phil Miller (Hatfield and the North, National Health) and Bill MacCormick (Quiet Sun), the band got its first line-up and created one of the most important formations of the flourishing Canterbury scene.

The band put out two studio albums in total, both in 1972. The first being the self-titled Matching Mole.

In 2012, an expanded edition was released on CD, but never appeared on vinyl. Now, exclusively for Record Store Day 2024, the expanded edition of Matching Mole is available on vinyl for the very first time as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies yellow & orange marbled vinyl. Matching Mole (Expanded Edition) includes an additional bonus LP 2, which contains 7 outtakes and alternate takes.


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