Not all questions are the answer of course! But what would happen if Deep Purple and Yes had an illicit encounter under a Porcupine Tree? Marcus Taylor (guitars, bass, percussion) and Ben Bell (vocals, keys, other bass) were keen to find out and so they kidnapped James Chapman (drums) then set about trying to brew a love potion to bring about the happy union. Living Dangerously is the second album from Broken Parachute. The record is a cocktail on the rocks, blending equal parts classic, progressive, jazz and blues and cheekily spiking with whatever they found lurking at the back of the cupboard. We hesitate to ask, but it was bright orange and it may have curdled!
This sonic potion is possibly illegal in most countries, and ultimately was never imbibed by any of its intended subjects, yet it remains a 100% Broken Parachute Original, never to be repeated, and is guaranteed to leave a mark on both the listening habits and furniture. Broken Parachute channels a kaleidoscope of classic, progressive and blues-rock influences into a modern, contemporary sound. Anchored by compelling lyrics and embellished with dynamic solos and musical interplay. Broken Parachute use their rich musical influences to deliver track after track of pulsing hook-inflected rock.
Marcus Taylor is the guitarist and composer behind Kashgar and also one half of the Crosswinds duo. Ben Bell is known for his work with Gandalf’s Fist and Fusion Orchestra 2 and for his multi-instrumentalist solo project Patchwork Cacophony. Living Dangerously is the band’s second album, coming six years after their 2013 debut, Down Is The New Up, and it marks a strong stylistic shift towards darker, more complex compositions.