MINNY POPS - Sparks In A Dark Room - LP2 - FBN15
Autores: Minny Pops
Editor: Factory Benelux / Blowpipe (2014)
Formato: LP2, remastered
Géneros: Electronic, Rock, New Wave, Experimental, Minimal, Minimal Synth, Post-Punk, Darkwave, Gothic Rock, Minimal Wave, Industrial
Formed in Amsterdam in 1978 by vocalist Wally Van Middendorp, Minny Pops took their name from the primitive Korg drum machine which propelled their austere, post-punk rhythms and provocative live performances. An early association with Factory Records in Manchester saw the band work with producer Martin Hannett, share stages with Joy Division and New Order, and become the first Dutch band to record a BBC radio session for John Peel.
Self-produced by the group, Sparks In A Dark Room was recorded without a guitarist and therefore sounded unusually polished and layered, its smooth sequencers and motorik rhythms often redolent of Moroder, Kraftwerk and Cabaret Voltaire.
This expanded FBN edition also adds a bonus disc featuring an entire live performance (13 tracks), recorded at Amsterdam Melkweg on 7 April 2012 on their 30th anniversary tour, with original members Wally Van Middendorp, Wim Dekker and Pieter Mulder augmented by guitarist Mark Ritsema.