As is often the case it starts in a pub. 3 friends discuss their dissatisfaction with the unreliability of musicians. They decide to form an outlet for their frustration replacing humans with friendly machines wherever possible.
Much time was spent at C.L.H.Q prodding various machines to see what noises they would make. More time was spent discussing shared influences from music, literature, cinema & others. Even more time was spent arguing about unshared influences...
The Continental Liaison music computer was then utilised to help with the composition of some songs which sound like all and none of the influences. Then Continental Liaison were ready to unleash themselves onto an unsuspecting world.
GWYN battles with the machines to form the backbone of the C.L sound.
BAM adds distorted words of no/little/lots of importance.
RYAN applies measured violence to guitars keeping things chaotic.
More songs are created on a regularly sporadic basis, recordings are made, gigs are played. People are pleased & confused, mostly pleased.
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