October 20, 2019

Churn Milk Joan: I'm Nearly 60 Miles High

English-American duo avant-garde duo Churn Milk Joan have release their final album, I'm Nearly 60 Miles High. American Richard Knutson (Plum Flower Embroidery. Neutral Sons, The Chacers) was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in June 2019, a rare condition that messes up his ability to use his muscles. In a flurry of activity with his band mate Colin Robinson (Big Block 454, Jumble Hole Clough) he recorded tons of tracks throughout June and July for what was to become the closing chapter of a very special collaboration.

I'm Nearly 60 Miles High is wild and weird, with Knutson unleashing his inner Neil Innes meets Captain Beefheart lyricism, and Robinson using almost every piece of musical equipment he collected over the years. Mark Joell and Mark Cottrell pitched in as well, so at times four gentlemen could have been spotted in Robinson's studio in Hebden Bridge creating a mash-up of free-jazz, spoken word and unusual progressive rock. No act will ever sound like Churn Milk Joan and it's a bloody shame that this will be their final hurrah. A wonderfully eclectic piece of Dadaesque storytelling wrapped in layers of quirky, free flowing music that celebrates art for art's sake.

I'm Nearly 60 Miles High is a self-released album. Buy it (pay-what-you-want) from their website.

  1. Just Bloody Lovely
  2. Hand Me The Jump Leads
  3. The Pony Rider
  4. Trading Cards On The Balcony
  5. Chicken-beheading Party
  6. Pizza In Space
  7. Teatime In Space
  8. Spanish Graduation
  9. Slag
  10. The Second Day Of Creation
  11. He Was The First Person...
  12. The Local
  13. Hoodie
  14. Lucky Tears
  15. Friday 13th Part 5
  16. I've Never Seen A Film Without You In It

» Churn Milk Joan on Facebook

HCTF review of Der Traum eines Kindes.

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