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Fragile Times

by The Rube Goldberg Machine

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Fragile times compact disc in four-panel Digipak with 8-page booklet - design by Gianfranco Tortoioli and Brian Mitchell.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Fragile Times via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Includes digital versions of the cover design and booklet.
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released April 1, 2016

Elliot Coombs: Electric and acoustic guitars, balalaika, vocals, soundscapes
Daniel Bowles: Electric guitars, keyboards, vocals
Jordan Brown: Fretted and fretless bass guitar, keyboards

Drums, acoustic guitars, Fender Rhodes and balalaika recorded by Nick Trepka at The Cowshed Studio, North London
Guitars recorded during the big snowfall of 2013 at Forest Oaks, a cabin somewhere in the New Forest. Engineered by Daniel Bowles
Vocals recorded at Seren Sound Suite by Daniel Bowles
Additional instruments recorded at Pretzel Logic Studio by Jordan Brown
Drums by Owen Martin
Suzette Stamp: additional vocals on "Man Of Glass"
Orchestral and string arrangement by Jordan Brown, executed by the St.Reatham Philharmonic Orchestra
Arranged by TRGM
Produced by Daniel Bowles
Mixed and mastered by Daniel Bowles at Seren Sound Suite.
Candle and rope cover picture by Gianfranco Tortoioli assisted by Ed Sillars
Executive Producer: Sara Bachiorri


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The Rube Goldberg Machine London, UK

The candle burns the rope - the wheel turns - the bowling ball falls in the bucket - the toy gun goes "bang"

THE RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE is a forward - thinking prog rock band from London

TRGM are:

Elliot Coombs: Guitars, keyboards, lead vocals
Dan Bowles: Guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
Jordan Brown: Bass, keyboards, backing vocals
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