November 20, 2017

Churn Milk Joan: Der Traum eines Kindes

English-American duo avant-garde duo Churn Milk Joan are back with a soundtrack for a children's movie. Der Traum eines Kindes is a far cry from Disney-fied candy coloured landscapes, rainbows and unicorns. An unnamed Grey Man is up to no good, toys are playing with themselves and then - surprise - the child does not meet an untimely demise, but is carried home instead, fast asleep als those little brats are capable to do.

American Richard Knutson (Plum Flower Embroidery. Neutral Sons, The Chacers) and Englishman Colin Robinson (Big Block 454, Jumble Hole Clough) are acting like demented chefs in a well-equipped musical kitchen, and cooked up a full-course meal of skewed instrumental radio drama. With weird percussion, the occasional wail of electric guitar and pastoral interludes Churn Milk Joan are the missing link between Soft Machine and King Crimson. Foregoing lyrics they let the music tell the story.

Churn Milk Joan prove once again that they are are once of the finest present day avant-garde acts. Sonic explorers who are capable to mix funk, jazz, rock and musique concrète enabling them to create kaleidoscopic, sound-shifting textures that are next to impossible to descibre, but a lot of fun to hear.

Der Traum eines Kindes is a self-released album. Buy it (pay-what-you-want) from their website.

Tracks:
  1. Der Traum eines Kindes
  2. Child awakens
  3. Grey Man emerges from his glass tomb
  4. Grey Man tinkers in an empty house
  5. Entropy
  6. Lure of The Toys
  7. Alone in the garden
  8. Jungle in The Ditch
  9. The Toys are Dancing
  10. Dancing for the Grey Man
  11. The Grey Man is planning
  12. The Toys protect the Child
  13. One by one, they return to the house
  14. The Lofty Parents find the Child
  15. Carrying the Sleeping Child home
  16. Grey Man returns to Passchendaele

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