Sparks In A Dark Room is their second studio album, self-produced by the group, recorded without a guitarist and as a result sounded unusually polished and layered, its smooth sequencers and motorik rhythms often redolent of Moroder, Kraftwerk and Cabaret Voltaire. Bonus tracks include the non-album singles Time and Een Kus, as well as demo tracks and an EP by instrumental splinter project Smalts.
FBN15CD only. Minny Pops' debut album, originally released in on Plurex, will be re-released as a double CD set on 20 October by Factory Benelux. Disc one includes nine bonus tracks in addition to the digitally restored and remastered album. This material includes the band's three-track debut EP Kojak; a remix by Zip and DJ Smacker of Dolphin's Spurt; and 12 minutes of video footage comprising 5 live tracks, recorded at the Amsterdam Filmakademie in Produced by Minny Pops.
Dutch electro pioneers, Minny Pops have resurfaced and released a brand new three track EP on the Blowpipe label on the 23rd of September Available digitally at all the usual major outlets, the EP is the first in a series of ongoing releases and mixes by Minny Pops over the next year.
Formed in by vocalist Wally van Middendorp, Minny Pops took their name from the primitive Korg drum machine that propelled their stark, confrontational post-punk rhythms. In they became the first Dutch band to record a John Peel session. With Workin - Jesse Colin Young - Love On The Wing Pops now based in the UK, there were further erratic, irresponsible and unexpected live engagements a personal invitation from Slash to support the former Guns N' Roses guitarist at the Hammersmith Apollo as well as some secret recording sessions which will be now released over the coming months and beyond.
Summer David Bason is cleaning up Minny Pops - Footsteps / Nervous / Kojak bar in rural Saskatchewan the morning after the night shift before. An idea struck. What if he recorded himself and his friends playing music, but not as a band… Rather, each in Minny Pops - Footsteps / Nervous / Kojak isolation with no reference as to what the others are playing.
That would be pure. Purity is hard to find. Fuck jazz, this would be actual purity. But would it be musical? He added the idea to his to-do list. It is now Wally and David meet in the elevator at Broadway, New York.
They hit it off, kindred musical spirits. They maintain their friendship for years to come without sustaining any injuries. Partly to clear up some brain space, partly out of curiosity, partly as a social experiment to do with Minny Pops - Footsteps / Nervous / Kojak . Van Middendorp happens to be in Los Angeles. What better experimentalist to do this with than Wally Van Middendorp, king of weird shit?
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