These songs sprung from improvisations recorded in the Hebden Bridge studios on Saturday 13th October 2012 - Richard and Colin with original Big Block 454 guitarist Pete Scullion and Marian Sutton, live and simultaneous.
Later in 2012 - 3 overdub sessions, 5 days editing, 8 black postcards.
"The Letter - Beware: this omni-groove wants to eat through your ears & nibble your frontal lobes." - the famous Sid Smith, King Crimson biographer, blogger, and friend to the stars... www.sidsmith.net
"some epic magic going on" - Andy Wagner
""...another stunner... a taut percussive backdrop against which sparse guitar patterns interweave, Tago Mago-esque musical interludes rise and fall and something not unrelated to a funk vibe drags you into a sonic blender into which sounds are tossed before coming out of the other end entirely transformed, as indeed is the listener." - Mark Whitby, Dandelion Radio unwashedterritories.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/churn-milk-joan-8-black-postcards.html
"...take some Funk, Krautrock, Brit Humor, mix it up with a bit of Eno, Fripp, a bit of David Bowie and T-Heads ala Remain in Light....and toss it in a blender with some Cayenne Pepper....and a Valium or two or three....strap yourself into your comfy chair with your best headphones and go for a ride." - Michael Inman
"....... dark in a slightly unhinged way! Some lovely, almost-haphazard sounding, improv grooves. Great building guitars and riffage! ...Wow, loving the ultra-funk of The Letter ! Somewhere in between early Talking Heads and The Normal..." - Paul Dementio
"... a package that grooves, unsettles, exhilarates and occasionally makes you smile... five tracks of unclassifiable genre-bending, all recorded in Hebden Bridge (seemingly a hive of avant-garde activity)...Without resorting to pastiche or reverie, Churn Milk Joan are forging a peculiar path between referring to past music and creating a music for the present. There’s no evocation of bygone days or futurism….if anything, this is existential music." - Paul Dementio echoesanddust.com/2013/01/churn-milk-joan-8-black-postcards/
"A thick, heady mix of seedy beats and misplaced sounds, chugging along on its own warped path. Entrancing." - Lee Adcock