tempobet yeni adresi
like this album classics review

07/09/2015 : MINIMAL COMPACT - The Figure one Cuts

MINIMAL COMPACT

The Figure one Cuts

MusicAlbum Classics
Post Punk

[99/100]   

Crammed Discs
07/09/2015, Didier BECU

I must confess that Minimal Compact is the sole Israelian band I know. Well, I could mention Foreign Affair too, but then again they were formed out of Minimal Compact-members, so that’s just too easy. During seven years, Malka Spigel, Samy Birnbach, Berry Sakharof, Rami Fortis and Max Franken made some unforgettable albums. They had a western sound, but because of the Israelian influences, Minimal Compact made very unique music that was almost immediately noticed by the Belgian Crammed Discs label.

It is quite hard to say which album is their best one (they’re all magnificent), but I always seem to grab for The Figure One Cuts that is surely their most dark one. Sadly enough, it also was their last studio album. A real shame, as producer John Fryer, who was known for working with legends like Cocteau Twins and Depeche Mode, turned them into a complete other band with an almost doomy sound. It’s hard to find songs that are sounding darker than Inner Station or New Clear Twist. It’s pop, but the kind of pop you’ll hear when you’re hanging on a rope.

Malka Spigel’s voice sounded almost like Nico and Samy sounded better than ever. Perhaps you can say that their lust for experiment was kind of lost here, but all songs on this album were perfect. Timeless classics for a generation without hope (just listen to A Piece Of Green).

Of course, I am a fan, and fans are always right (not?), but it’s a real shame that Minimal Compact is hardly mentioned when people come up with a list of great 80’s dark bands. Forget for once The Cure or Bauhaus, try Minimal Compact instead. This album for instance….

Didier BECU
07/09/2015


Music reviews

30
05
THIS ETERNAL DECAY
Silence
29
05
THE MIDNIGHT COMPUTERS
Anxious
03
05
BOYTRONIC
The Robot Treatment
02
05
ARMAGEDDON DILDOS
Heut Nacht
01
05
BLUTENGEL + HOCICO
Obscured
30
04
STRIKKLAND
Predatorial Right

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

28
05
Electro/Synthwave Act GIANT MONSTERS ON THE HORIZON Unleash New Studio Album - Live From Night City
26
05
Happy birthday Wayne Hussey!
24
05
46 years Of Diamond Dogs!
23
05
34 years of 'Let Your Body Learn!'
22
05
39 years Spellbound!
21
05
Electro / EBM pioneers PORTION CONTROL strike hard with new album 'Head Buried'!

Concert reviews

31
12
EUFORIC EXISTENCE, ZYNIK 14, WULF7, DELERITAS, CAUSENATION
EBM is still alive (part 1) - Club 52, Eernegem
25
11
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH !! + AMBASSADOR 21 + SUICIDE COMMANDO
MAGASIN 4, NOV 8TH 2019, BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)
21
08
LES NEGRESSES VERTES
Live @ Moods Festival, Brugge - Belgium - 2.08.2019
07
08
DIARY OF DREAMS, STAR INDUSTRY, YOUR LIFE ON HOLD, A SLICE OF LIFE, LA SCALTRA
Summer event - za 3 augustus, Schoten
06
08
DE DELVERS, STAATSEINDE
Genste Feesten, Kinky Star , 28 juli 2019
14
07
MIDNIGHT OIL
MIDNIGHT OIL Live @ Rock Zottegem - Belgium - 05.07.2019

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

26
05
MARK E MOON
We Know We’re Not Re-Inventing The Wheel!
23
05
JOSH KLINGHOFFER (PLURALONE,RHCP)
“I suddenly found the piano the most exciting instrument to write on.”
19
05
THE HERESY GENE
'The More We Do It, The More Important It Feels.'
01
05
AUTUMN TEARS
An Interview With Autumn Tears
30
04
EMPUSAE
One thing is for sure... I'll never stop making music!

PHOTOS

13
03
SIGLO XX
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
ROME
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
THE ROSE OF AVALANCHE
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
THE DANSE SOCIETY
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
THE ARCH
Porta Nigra Aarschot
11
03
FRONT 242
Pulse Namur Isnes
11
03
SHAARGHOT
Pulse Namur Isnes

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

02
06
THE 69 EYES
Jet Fighter Plane
01
06
AEVERIUM
Hunted
31
05
THE JUGGERNAUTS
PURGE
30
05
MERCIFUL NUNS
Live at Amphi, Cologne 23-07-2017
29
05
UNZUCHT
Ein Wort Fliegt Wie Ein Stein
28
05
GOLDEN BOY FEAT. MISS KITTIN
Rittin Kitten (Extended)
27
05
HIDDEN ORCHESTRA
Still