These songs were recorded in three sessions in late 2011 at the Big Block 454 White Lee studios in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
Only one of the songs was pre-prepared; all the rest arose out of live improvisation recordings.
"Dadaist krautfunk at an intersection where Faust and Cabaret Voltaire set up camp while waiting for the green man." - Skogsgospel.
"…the music demands close listening… in a way that grabs the ear and intrigues it, like a novel with an enigmatic and well written opening chapter…
The sound is like funk, in that it is largely built on an open framework of groove. It has a very coherent sound, and each of its components seems a natural part of the whole.
Both Colin Robinson and Richard Knutson have a history of obliquity, absurdity, and avant-garde experimentation. Like Dada, Churn Milk Joan’s absurdities call into question the applicability of conventional keys to the meanings of art, and by generalising from the particular, they question it everywhere.
. The grooves are deep, and the textures full of weird beauty. “One” achieves a rare synthesis (although one to be found in both its creators’ other work) of the fun, and the thought-provoking. The world needs more music like this." - oliverarditi.com/2012/02/29/churn-milk-joan-one/
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