That’s what we are all asked to do in this modern world: plug in, leave a message, and turn off. Minny Pops just sound-tracked and defined this feeling before most others did.
Continue reading “Minny Pops – Live at the Melkweg, 19-03-1981”
This LP is a daft Euro stomp, a gloss fest paying homage to Yello’s über-smooth vision: by turns Baroque on a scale only attempted by PP Rubens and as plastic and chrome-laden as any car that Sabrina drives.
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There is a groovy, raga quality to their sound, things can get spacey and tripped out, Here Be Dragons and the extended take on Alliance have something of a stripped down Bunnymen sound.
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It’s a travelogue of sorts too; the record skips round Eastern and Central Europe a lot; Zero In Grimaldi’s Playing features an Austrian Duke laying down the law in no uncertain manner…
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Now and again you are hit by the rhythmic power of the sounds… El Divisadero – which comes on like a phantom of Kraftwerk’s Metal on Metal. The echo of the sleepers is also a powerful percussive element on Mexico DF, but this is on the whole an unhurried, silent and powerful recording. And very highly recommended.
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You realise – by virtue of being slapped in the face with the evidence – what a great, strange dance band they were
Continue reading “Throbbing Gristle – The Second and Third Annual Reports”
Wally, as if performing an act of ablution to rid his soul of the “demons” of 30 years standing, decides to empty a whole bottle of water over himself, visibly scaring his band into believing they’re about to get fried alive.
Continue reading “Ultranieuwe – with Minny Pops, Rats on Rafts, Spoelstra, Danny Ramirez and Gul Night Out – Roodkapje – Rotterdam 3/12/11”
What else? Oh yes, Voice of Reason was dedicated to the late citizen of Leeds and deejay extraordinaire Jimmy Saville, a tribute that left most Dutch people bemused
Continue reading “Stalking Horse, I Like Trains – Sugar Factory, Amsterdam 30/10/11”
Silver Apples’ music has always been very trippy and loose; relying on an organic and pulsating groove. And everything got very snakey indeed after a while at Worm
Continue reading “Silver Apples, G. Lucas Crane – WORM, Rotterdam 7/11/11”