The kitchen is full of marimbas

by Churn Milk Joan

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Recorded in Bolton and Hebden Bridge between 2012 and 2016.

Richard Knutson: voices and instruments
Colin Robinson: instruments and voices

Music and Production: RK/CR
Mastering: RK
Editing and Engineering: RK/CR
Artwork: RK
Photos: CR
A Churn Milk Joan Production, © 2016

"a delightful extravaganza of tunes and ditties... Quirky, eccentric but full of depth and hidden nuggets of pure magic." - Liam Tungate

"Churn Milk Joan take you on a tour of their Lysergic Landscape of Textural Micro Ambient Funkiness.
Their world is full of quirky little ditties that will make you laugh like you just ate a sheet and are clutching at reality. Each song is short but full of whizzes, whirrs, clicks, ramblings and grooving basslines and sonic guitar riffs. The layers are vast, rich and deeply rooted in experimentalism." - Michael Inman

"If you liked the recent improv performances of Colin Robinson at the Nutclough studio and live on Recycle Radio, you are in for a treat. Ambient yet funky with enough upbeat and offbeat rhythms to keep your attention all the way. I am getting : Bowie meets talking heads, can and eno. Notice how I described that as if trying to portray the flavour of some exotic wine. To call it a rich tapestry would not be enough; I'd say more of a multilayered mixed media collage: translucent and opaque, both colourful and monochrome, constantly shifting." - Rosie Blunn, Recycle Radio

""there is a method in their avant-garde post-rock funk ambient madness. Be prepared for sexual innuendo (She's a Rude Mermaid), a percussive Eric Burdon & War meets Captain Beefheart lullaby (Fuzzy Baby), and aloof Psychoactive Twins mixing Pulp with the Velvets for an expected North African dance routine... The wobbly time signature of X-Mas Song won't make the charts during the holiday season, but fans of Primus and The Residents will love it." - Hans Werksman, Here Comes The Flood weblog


released November 12, 2016

All songs Knutson/Robinson



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Churn Milk Joan Hebden Bridge, UK

Music created by American Richard Knutson and Englishman Colin Robinson.

"One of the most extraordinary outfits I ever heard. Intriguing, irreverent and funny as Hell"

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Track Name: Looking At My Dusty Tagine
Looking at my dusty tagine
It's very dusty, I should give it a clean
But I can't be arsed
Yeah, yeah, yeah