Sparks in a Dark Room

by Minny Pops

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    (CD1) Sparks in a Dark Room, 2 non-album singles Time and Een Kus plus
    demo's and 4 tracks of the EP by instrumental side project Smalts.
    This expanded edition also adds a bonus disc (CD2) 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.

    Factory Benelux FBN15

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sparks in a Dark Room via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Deluxe 2LP Album Set
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Pressed on blue & orange and black vinyl, 140-grams
    The original remastered album (12 tracks) plus Live Melkweg 2012 (13 tracks).
    Comes with an insert and two dropcards:
    1/ SIDR and Live 2012 with all extra's (36 tracks total) plus
    2/ Blowpipe Sampler 2014 (12 tracks)

    (Factory Benelux FBN15 / Blowpipe BP068)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sparks in a Dark Room via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Mountain 03:16
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A Feeling 03:19
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Tracking 02:51
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Crack 02:26
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Vital 02:40
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Blue Roses 02:38
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Black Eye 03:23
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Wong 04:00
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Experience 03:32
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Dream 02:09
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Night Visit 03:08
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Trance 01:57
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Time 03:44
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Lights 03:29
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Een kus 03:56
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Son 02:53
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Time (demo) 04:28
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about

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.
Sparks In A Dark Room is their second studio album. Self-produced by the group, the album was recorded without a guitarist and as a result sounded unusually polished and layered, its smooth sequencers and motorik rhythms often redolent of Moroder, Kraftwerk and Cabaret Voltaire.

Bonus tracks include the non-album singles Time and Een Kus, as well as unreleased demo tracks and an EP by instrumental splinter project Smalts (blowpipe.org/smalts.html)

BP068 / FBN15

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released April 30, 2014

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