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Navigator Records
January 26, 2009

Format: Compact Disc



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Martin Green of Lau presents.. The Martin Green Machine "First Sighting, the Sound of a powerful yet beautiful hangover resulting from a night out dancing with Frank Zappa and Astor Piazzolla, each with a girl on their arm and Duke Ellington buying chasers at the bar!'

The Green Machine started life as accordionist Martin Green's commission piece for Celtic Connections, New Voices series. Since then this band of show-stopping fun monkeys have recorded a unique album that brings together some of the most prestigious and eclectic talent from England and Scotland to form a new collective set to mess the heads and feet of all those who dare enter his strange world!

Well-known Edinburgh jazzer, Sophie Bancroft shares vocal duties with Shetlander Inge Thomson (Karine Polwart, Harem Scarem). Brass comes courtesy of living legend Rick Taylor (recently commission by the British Trombone Federation to write the worlds largest trombone ensemble piece) with Fergus Kerr (french horn) and Andy McKreel (tuba), both regular players with the SNO and other leading orchestras. The back-line is provided by Barnaby Stradling (Eliza Carthy, Blowzabella) and Ayrshire rhythm master Alyn Cosker. The many terrifying talents of Tom Cook include electronics, guitars, sound manipulation and live sampling. Tom is well known as a producer of drum & bass and electronica, working out of his native Brighton under the name Manniâ. Add to this mix accordion problem child Martin Green playing accordion, samplers and more.

Press Quotes

"Girls, Brass, Beats and Accordions, they've got it all"


"Tirelessly effervescent and creative with outstanding solo features"

The Herald (Rob Adams)

"MGM delivers a truly inspirational big band musical trip for the mind and the feet! Girls, Brass, Beats, Poetry, Jazz, Song, Avant-Rock and Electronics boil in Green's pot, yet he succeeds in reigning the musical mayhem into a tight, manic, beautiful stew of a record! A recording quite unlike anyone or anything else, it demands to be heard by any music enthusiast with an ear for something completely different sounding. Magic".


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Key Value
Catalogue number NAVIGATOR28
Barcode 5060169470729
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 72g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Repetition -
2. 23A -
3. Quayle Paint feat. Inge Thomson -
4. Horse -
5. Give Up The Body feat. Demmy -
6. Rory -
7. PSP -
8. Can't Use A Map -
9. Shudder feat. Sophie Bancroft -
10. The Disappearing Platelayer feat. Moff Skelington -