Minima - S/T [Import] - New LP
Funny how the simplest forms of punk are often the most titillating & an absolute delight for your ears. Honest street punk , Two to three chord sewing machine hum with a really pissed off, cranky Latino Signorina . When it first thumped through my speakers I cracked up laughing, (always a good sign) I was instantly in love with these guys. Side two & I’m still laughing,… this is brilliant! And I knew she really was upset, because she kept screaming “Bastardo “ in the chorus. Maria ran down the stairs & said “Who are they?” she’s great! So here is James (& Maria’s) NEW Favourite. The Bitter, Barcelona Bangers called MINIMA ! I’m just going to get the lyric sheet & google translate it to find out what it is that upsets her so much! Perfect. Spanish Hard Core classic! Beautiful stuff. -- James
released July 5, 2019
For those always anticipating more great Barcelona acts: welcome MINIMA, featuring the singer from BARCELONA, Guillem from DESTINO FINAL/UNA BESTIA INCONTROLLABLE, and folks from UK’s NO and Malmö’s SNOR. Credentials aside, MINIMA’s basic two-riff approach to punk, accentuated by a teeth/fist-clenching vocal scowl, should appeal to any discerning punk. Throughout thirteen tracks there’s somehow so much variety in the way of hooks in the songwriting, despite such a basic approach. It’s all in the execution. Some crazy combination of urgency, rage and coolness. Recommended pickup for fans of unpretentious, non-flashy punk and hardcore, and record covers featuring crotches.