Minigod Pre-Release

| date: 20 January 2021

Pre Order: rubber-denhaag.bandcamp.com/album/de-bus

Rubber brings it back to home ground by diving deeper into Jan Duivenvoorden’s shoeboxes. Travelling beyond Unit Moebius, Funky Sobrietas and even Leuk & Ko, there was MINIGOD.

Back in 1987, at a local youth centre in the ever-dull Zoetermeer, a group of seven non-musical friends started what could be considered a freeform band ”electronic ’beuk‘ music with noise guitar and lyrical texts”. This band was called MINIGOD and rose from the ashes of the performative act Aars/rugklachten. Their change not only meant an upgrade in instruments – from jerrycans, barrels and worn-out bass guitar to keyboard and synthesizers – but also from simply screaming into the void towards songs with something of a structure.

The release portrays MINIGOD quintessentially — energy above professionalism. From a large number of tracks Rubber made a precise selection allowing punk and satire to dance cheek-to-cheek. MINIGOD believed that every human can be a tiny bit of God, and that was just the way this music was intended. If only everybody believed in themselves, and in others.

MINIGOD is Jan Duivenvoorden (Unit Moebius), Richard van den Bogaert (Leuk & Ko), and Rob de Bakker played keyboard and synthesizer, Edwin Zuidwijk played guitar, and Siuli Ko and Bart Barendregt did the vocals.

Limited to 123 copies.

Toverbal

| date: 1 January 1988

4 pages taken from Toverbal, a DIY ‘high school’ magazine about music, art, literature etc. This article mentions Minigod, Popquilbeques, Leuk en Ko, etcetera. Published around 1987/1988.