New Release: The Challow Park Session
In February 2017, convinced they had discovered a new sound, and more importantly the missing chord, the Machine Breakers made haste to the legendary Challow Park Studios to record. Super. The initial plan was to make an EP, but as sonic truth revealed itself, the very aural sky became their limit. A quadruple album? A liquorish picture disk? A barn dance compilation made from the used straw at the bottom of a cider keg? Yee-haw!
Alas it was not to be. Crudnuts! Due to a myriad of setbacks, including shifting ley lines, and Julian’s ongoing spat with the Duke of Ratibor over an unpaid Lambretta parking fine, the project was abandoned – and with it tragically the last hope of restoring the missing chord to the firmament of stuff that’s gone missing. Sugar! (as they say in the Haribo factory).
But wait!… extended drum roll… this is not the end of our story… oh no. Unbeknownst to the band, Machine Breaker superfan, and ice cream flavour archivist, Walter E Coop learnt of the studio session, and in-between archiving the flavours of crushed envelope and Dettol sorbet, made it his life’s ambition to uncover the recording. No used crisp packet was left unturned. No expense less than £2.63 was spared. So finally - Eureka! Walter had it. Well almost. Of the five songs believed to have been recorded, unfortunately only three could be restored. (Three fifths of a boo...)
First up is a high energy reworking of the MB classic Propaganda (V2). Yikes, put yer tea down first granddad!
From the Challow Park Session