Исполнитель: The Pop Group Альбом: Honeymoon On Mars Год: 2016 Страна: UK (Bristol, England) Стиль: Post-Punk Битрейт: 320 kbps CBR, Lame 3.99 Длительность: 00:42:13 Издатель: Freaks R Us Размер: 97.66 МБ Треклист: 01. Instant Halo (04:27) 02. City Of Eyes (04:32) 03. Michael 13 (03:58) 04. War Inc. (04:33) 05. Pure Ones (04:26) 06. Little Town (03:54) 07. Days Like These (04:35) 08. Zipperface (04:18) 09. Heaven? (03:20) 10. Burn Your Flag (04:04)
Информация: British post-punk band from Bristol, England, formed in 1978 and disbanded 1980. They reformed in 2010. Toured and released a new album in 2014 and 2015. Further reissue material released in 2016.
The Pop Group’s return represents post punk provocation for a contemporary era, a resistant continuation of dissentious intent that refutes the nostalgic comfort of the old for a bracing, contrarian engagement with the new.
*** The new studio album from The Pop Group Produced by Dennis 'Blackbeard' Bovell & Hank Shocklee (Public Enemy / The Bomb Squad)
With Honeymoon On Mars The Pop Group open another chapter at a time when their iconoclastic contention is needed now more than ever. It’s a record that finds the band unwaveringly incensed and resolute in their mutative sense of innovation, as Stewart elaborates: ‘it’s a stand against manufactured hate, a hypersonic journey into a dystopian future full of alien encounters and sci-fi lullabies’
Recorded and mixed in various studios in early summer of 2016, working with Dennis 'Blackbeard' Bovell and Hank Shocklee the band realised a dream twofold collaboration, as Stewart concludes: “We’ve at last fulfilled a double fantasy to work with our two favourite sonic assassins, Dennis ‘Blackbeard’ Bovell and Hank Shocklee. We’re in awe as Dennis, the Captain Kirk of dub is taking us on a hyper sound voyage into the future, and Hank, as always tears up the rules totally upholding our faith in the absolute value of noise. We’ve gone completely off the map.”
Talking about working with The Pop Group, Shocklee said: "The Pop Group sound has a level of freedom, fun and creative musicianship in their recordings that is a special and rare find in today's world. Their uncompromising spirit to be themselves and not worry about fitting into a musical box, sets them apart.”
Long-time collaborator Bovell added: “It’s been a great pleasure to be working with the guys again. They are truly beyond good and evil.”
*** 2016's politics in 59 albums (or just 1 song, if you prefer) By Mat Ward
40. THE POP GROUP - HONEYMOON ON MARS
'Hillary Clinton, with her hawkish history, was a safe bet for the military industrial complex. Not so much Trump, who was thought to want to scale back US warmongering. The big business of war was shot down in "War Inc" on the new album by revered Bristol experimentalists The Pop Group, released on October 28. Blending a vocal refrain of "this is a warning" from 1994 Bristol jungle record "Warning" into the words "War Inc", it hollered: "See the arms dealers, laughing like hyaenas, all the way to the next merchant bank." Honeymoon On Mars was packed with the pensive politics of towering frontman Mark Stewart, this time with Public Enemy producer Hank Shocklee on board. Described as "a hypersonic journey into a dystopian future full of alien encounters", the album was released days after Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk outlined his plans to colonise Mars as an "escape hatch" for Earth-destroying humans.' https://social.shorthand.com/greenleftweekly/j2fp5GfmpT/2016s-politics-in-59-albums-or-just-1-song-if-you-prefer
Interesting reflection on Honeymoon On Mars + the political events of 2016 from Green Left Weekly