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ARTIST
TITLE
It's Good To Be On A Well-Run Ship
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
KP 3009 KP 3009
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/28/2002

"Exactly two years after the disaster with Russian submarine Koersk, the album It's Good To Be On A Well Run Ship by Dutch group Smalts is released. It's dedicated to those who died and in support of the those left behind. Musically Smalts move between Harry Partch, John Lee Hooker, Brian Eno, Residents, Minny Pops, Heiner Goebbels, Terry Riley and Lee Perry, as a soundtrack to a film by Serjey Paradzjanov. It has been quiet for Smalts in the last twenty years. The band was formed in 1982, right after the release of the Minny Pops album 'Sparks In A Dark Room'. Minny Pops members Wim Dekker and Pieter Mulder work together on instrumental music, at first to be the basis of new Minny Pops songs, but soon it became clear they worked on their own sound. The two musicians become a quartet, together with drummer Rubin Oates and Minny Pops soundman Zip Boterbloem. In this line up they still exist. Currently Smalts is recording classical minimal music compositions by people as Terry Riley and a pure intonation piece inspired by Harry Partch."