tempobet yeni adresi

EN NL
like this cd review

09/02/2015 : MINNY POPS - Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement

MINNY POPS

Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement

MusicCD
ElectronicsMinimalNew wave

[70/100]   

Factory Benelux
09/02/2015, William LIÉNARD

EN

Minny Pops is a Dutch new wave/electro band. In 1979, the debut album Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement was released, followed by support acts for XTC (Amsterdam) and Joy Division (Eindhoven), concerts in England, a record deal with Factory Records (1980) and an invitation for the John Peel Sessions. In 1985 the band released its fourth and final original album 4th Floor. Musically Minny Pops is influenced by bands like Cabaret Voltaire and the American duo Suicide, but also by Brian Eno and the German formation Cluster.

This CD is released by Factory Benelux. Disc 1 contains the complete debut album Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement and nine bonus tracks, including the material of the debut EP Kojak (3 tracks), a remix of Dolphins Spurt (2003) by Zip and DJ Smacker, and 12 minutes of video footage (5 tracks), recorded at the Amsterdam Film Academy in 1979. Disc 2 contains the complete live performance of their debut album, recorded at Dansmaker in Amsterdam on March 11, 2012.

The compositions of Minny Pops have lost none of their experimental nature and they hardly are dated. These songs are sound collages (Minny Pops and MD Mania come closest to real songs). The minimalist structure, the bizarre-sounding guitars and the reciting voice of Wally van Middeldorp, it all sounds like organized chaos, mechanical, dark, repetitive and industrial, yet original and authentic. The sound is rougher and noisier during the live concert (disc 2), but it is structured and done with vision.

Tracklist disc one:
Springtime I
Minny Pops
Hologram
Total Confusion
Dolphins Spurt
Motor City
Springtime II
Monica
Flash Goes The Eye
MD Mania
R.U. 21
Mono
Muzak

Kojak
Footsteps
Nervous
Dolphin's Spurt (remix)

New Muzak (Live video)
Total Confusion (Live video)
Mono (Mive version)
MD Mania (Live version)
Dolphins Spurt (Live Version)

Tracklist disc two:
Live Recordings of Springtime I
Minny Pops
Hologram
Total Confusion
Dolphin's Spurt
Motor City
Springtime II
Monica
Flash Goes The Eye
MD Mania
R.U. 21
Mono
Muzak

William LIÉNARD
09/02/2015


NL

Minny Pops is een Nederlandse new wave/electro band. In 1979 verscheen het debuutalbum Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement, gevolgd door optredens in het voorprogramma van XTC (Amsterdam) en Joy Division (Eindhoven), concerten in Engeland, een platencontract met Factory Records (1980) en een uitnodiging voor de John Peel Sessions. In 1985 verscheen hun vierde en laatste originele album 4th Floor. Muzikaal is Minny Pops beïnvloed door groepen als Cabaret Voltaire en het Amerikaanse Suicide, maar ook door Brian Eno en het Duitse Cluster.

Deze cd is een re-release van Factory Benelux. Op disk 1 staat het complete debuutalbum Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement, aangevuld met negen bonustracks, waarover het materiaal van de debuut-ep Kojak (3 tracks), een remix van Dolphins Spurt (2003) door Zip en dj Smacker, en 12 minuten videofootage (5 tracks), opgenomen in de Amsterdamse Filmacademie in 1979. Op disk 2 staat de complete live-versie van het debuutalbum, opgenomen in Dansmaker in Amsterdam op 11 maart 2012.

De composities van Minny Pops hebben niets van hun experimenteel karakter verloren en ze klinken nauwelijks gedateerd. Het zijn veel meer geluidscollages dan echte songs (Minny Pops en MD Mania komen nog het dichtst in de buurt). De minimalistische structuur, de bizar klinkende gitaren en Wally van Middendorps reciterende stem, het klinkt als georganiseerde chaos, mechanisch, donker, repetitief en minimalistisch, maar tegelijk origineel en oorspronkelijk. Live (disk 2) klinkt het overigens allemaal nog een flink stuk ruwer en luidruchtiger, maar er is wel sprake van structuur en visie.

William LIÉNARD
09/02/2015


 

Next reviews
FEUERSCHWANZ • Auf's Leben
THE DECEMBERISTS • What a Beautiful World, What a Terrible World
JOHN HERZFELD • Out Of Sight
• THE CODE SEASON 1
TELLURION • Tellurion
ANNA ODELL • The Reunion (Återträffen)
NEON ELECTRONICS • Ne
AMAT ESCALANTE • Heli
JACK HILL • Spider Baby
CLAIRE DENIS • Trouble Every Day

 

Other reviews from MINNY POPS
MINNY POPS • CLASSICS: Sparks in A Dark Room
MINNY POPS • Sparks In a Dark Room

 

Same combination of genres: ELECTRONICS + MINIMAL + NEW WAVE
UNIDENTIFIED MAN • Identify Yourself
VARIOUS ARTISTS • Underground Wave - Volume 5
KIRLIAN CAMERA • The Three Shadows
VARIOUS ARTISTS • Pistes Noires-Hommage Electronique-Pop A Etienne Daho

 

Same genre: ELECTRONICS
VARIOUS ARTISTS • PERIHELION 2134
GHOSTING • The Flanders EP
THE BLACKHEART ORCHESTRA • Mesmeranto
STATIQBLOOM • Asphyxia
MECHANIMAL • White Flag Single
PAS MUSIQUE • The Phoenix
RADIOAKTIVISTS • Radioakt One
METROLAND • Memorabilia & Memorabilia The Remixes
YOU, VICIOUS! • You, Vicious!
HATCHLING • Alpha

 

Same genre: MINIMAL
SHE HATES EMOTIONS • See The Light (Single)
MORE EPHEMEROL • Obituary Templates
L'AVENIR • Requiem And Live
STAATSEINDE • Dreiheit
MEAGER BENEFITS • Crawling
RADERKRAFT • Smart Control
MANDIVULA • Nonsens
SELOFAN • Vitrioli
SEMIOTICS DEPARTMENT OF HETERONYMS • Semiotics Department of Heteronyms
VIOLENCE • Le Flux de la Nature

 

Same genre: NEW WAVE
HYSTÉRIE • Deuil
DAGEIST • Sexy
NEW MODEL ARMY • From Here
A CERTAIN RATIO • ACR-Box
VARIOUS ARTISTS • DARKSIDE OF THE CON III
DER KLINKE • Decade
JAPAN • Cries And Whispers (1983-1991)
XTC • What Do You Call That Noise?
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES • Juju
SIMI NAH • La Terre est Noire

Music reviews

05
08
TECHNOLORGY
Carnivore
03
08
OST+FRONT
Ikarus
15
07
SHE HATES EMOTIONS
Melancholic Maniac
13
07
HER OWN WORLD
A Different Kind Of Reality
05
07
JAYE JAYLE
PRISYN
03
07
PORTION CONTROL
Head Buried

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

03
08
Gothic Rock Band BLACK ANGEL Crafts Stories Of Love With New Album: Kiss Of Death
01
08
This month, 37 years ago, Nitzer Ebb recorded their first demo Basic Pain Procedure!
31
07
PROVISION Breaks Seven Year Silence With 'Hearts Turn Dark'
30
07
Electronic Act VEXILLARY Examines Surveillance Culture With New EP
29
07
Darkwave Act THRILLSVILLE Reveals Life On 'Lockdown' With New Video
18
07
Today, exactly 40 years ago, Joy Division released their second and final studio album, Closer.

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

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

06
08
SUBJECT.2
'Love, Betrayal, Deceit' - A conversation with Subject:2 on their new album
04
08
STEVE VON TILL (NEUROSIS)
'The greatest sentence in prose would have no place in a song...'
02
08
VELVET KILLS
Velvet Kills Is A Paradox, Wrapped In A Mystery, Inside Of An Enigma…
11
07
PAGE HAMILTON (HELMET)
'I think in 2021 we’ll have a new album...'
09
07
DON GORDON (NUMB)
'In many ways the first Numb album was one of the ‘easiest’ to produce...'

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

07
08
SUPERNOVA 1006
Dope
06
08
SIXTH JUNE
Nebo
05
08
ANNE CLARK
Our Darkness
04
08
PIL
Rise
03
08
JAMBINAI
They Keep Silence
02
08
TEHI TEARDO & BLIXA BARGELD
The Beast
01
08
HAUSCHKA
Constant Growth Fails