Post a Comment. Mar 20, RhoDeo Aetix. Hello, Today's artists are from Tel Aviv, Israel were one of the little-known post-punk acts outside of the usual suspects. Formed in by vocalist Samy Birnbach, bassist Malka Spigel, and guitarist Berry Sakharof, they incorporated native Middle Eastern sounds Inner Station (Remix) - Minimal Compact - Nil Nil (Remix) dark European rock, breaking ground that groups would eventually cross.
What prevented Minimal Compact from becoming completely obscure because of their geographic roots was that they relocated to Amsterdam early in their career and therefore found support within the European music community. The band wanted refuge from their native land's provincial attitudes; moving to Inner Station (Remix) - Minimal Compact - Nil Nil (Remix) enabled them to fulfill their dream of international recognition.
The group was signed to the Belgian label Crammed and released a self-titled EP in Minimal Compact's arty sensibilities and adventurous, experimental spirit made them true cult favorites. N-Joy xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Between its foundation in and its dissolution seven years later, Minimal Compact played an important role in the European rock scene. Malka Spigel bass, vocalsSamy Birnbach vocals, lyrics and Berry Sakharof guitars, keyboards, vocals left their native Tel-Aviv in for Amsterdam in search of an escape from the provincial attitudes of their own city.
Of Inner Station (Remix) - Minimal Compact - Nil Nil (Remix) trio, only Berry was a "real" musician. Malka was "learning to play the bass", while Samy was better known as a DJ Morpheus and a music fan who dabbled in poetry. They recorded a 2-song demo at home, and became one of the first artists signed to the Belgian Crammed label.
During the recording for a speculative 7" in a little studio in the Belgian countryside, it became quickly evident that the trio had hit upon something worthy of development and their first, self-titled, mini album Minimal Compact was the fruit of this.
Their burgeoning style was a heavily Middle-Eastern coloured brand of post-new wave, based on driving rhythms, scratchy guitars and their own very un- "Anglo-American" style of vocalisation. In this way they both prefigured alternative dance and later fascinations with so called world music.
This mini-album now re-released on CD along with its successor "One by One" features "Statik Dancin' " which remained a live staple throughout the band's career, and "Creation Is Perfect", based on a text by the beat poet Bob Kaufman. One by One, the second album, was recorded in London inand like its predecessor co-produced by Dirk Polak from Mecano Dutch band and Crammed supremo Marc Hollander.
With this release Minimal Compact had become a "real band" with the addition of the native Amsterdammer Max Franken on drums. Now Minimal could play live, The Rain (Single Edit) - Various - Zona De Baile Vol. 2 was to prove a strong element in their career. As Minimal began to tour more extensively they went from strength to strength as a live band. Deadly Weapons, produced by Gilles Martin and Tuxedomoon's Peter Principle dates from and is considered by some their most experimental album.
Nonetheless it threw up a "club classic" of the time in the shape of "Next One Is Real" famously remixed by Dick O'Dell, one time boss of the Guerilla label. The sleeve was by Neville Brody. Fortis had previously collaborated with Malka on their "7 codes" tape a low-fi home tape effort which had been sold in the indie shops in Amsterdam. Touring by this point took them further and further afield, everywhere from Palermo to Kyoto fell to their conquest, although British success was limited to an Inner Station (Remix) - Minimal Compact - Nil Nil (Remix) single of the week and a John Peel session.
Raging Souls was released in The touring continued but their goal of following up their record success in the USA was never achieved as several planned tours were cancelled because the US immigration authorities refused to grant them visas. Minimal Compact Live was recorded in in Rennes, France, this last album came out after the band split in ' InThe band reformed briefly for a series of shows in Israel and a European tour.
Crammed Lost Indian - Jake Krack - One More Time a "best of" compilation and a box set containing unreleased material and remixes to coincide with the reunion.
In Julythe band reunited for series of live shows in Tel Aviv, Israel, starting on July 8,marking the 60th birthday of Samy Birnbach. Raging and Dancing - The Anthology was released init was announced that Minimal Compact would be reuniting for a short tour of 5 dates in Israel in January—February Minimal Compact reunited once again for 2 dates in Israel in January The high demand caused the band to extend the short tour to 4 dates, the band would perform in Tel Aviv, between Januaryxxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx "One" is Minimal Compact's originally self-titled debut mini-album, which was recorded and released in Containing a.
Dick Polak and Marc Hollander co-produced and guested on various instruments. Posted by Rho at Wednesday, March 20, No comments:. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.
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