Sapporo 72 - Business and Pleasure
Synthpop Sapporo 72 is mainly the old Mobile Homes legends Hans Erkendahl, Per Lindfeldt and the two brothers Andreas and Patrik Brun. These gentlemen have played together for 20 years when this text is written and is probably a name that everyone who have a interest for electro music know about, even though everyone maybe don't actively listen to the band.

During 1998 the band toured together with the ex Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos and also recorded the album 'Mobile Homes' together where the more poppy sound was formed by the band. In 2004 the work on this album was done and finally it was released under the name Sapporo 72 because of the sound and shape was so very different. During this period of time, the band has used ex Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flühr to tried ideas with.

If you look at the background and that the band have actually said that they want to do Kraftwerk music it's hard not to compare them to our faithful heroes from the past. The problem with doing as ultra monotone music like that is that you really have to do something extremely special with the song to make it work. Kraftwerk succeed very well as you all know and to mention all their hits is no use, unfortunately, Sapporo 72 doesn't manage to perform this as greatly as Kraftwerk did with this method of music creation. Surely, sometimes you get the right feeling with the tracks "Nightlife", "Eurovision II", "Eurovision", "Travel The World" and most of all in "Ec", but it doesn't have the last touch that makes it go all the way and it end up as a pretty boring production.

This review was written 2005 and initially published on Neurozine.com
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Brutal Resonance

Sapporo 72 - Business and Pleasure

3.0
"Terrible"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2005 by Lionheart International
Sapporo 72 is mainly the old Mobile Homes legends Hans Erkendahl, Per Lindfeldt and the two brothers Andreas and Patrik Brun. These gentlemen have played together for 20 years when this text is written and is probably a name that everyone who have a interest for electro music know about, even though everyone maybe don't actively listen to the band.

During 1998 the band toured together with the ex Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos and also recorded the album 'Mobile Homes' together where the more poppy sound was formed by the band. In 2004 the work on this album was done and finally it was released under the name Sapporo 72 because of the sound and shape was so very different. During this period of time, the band has used ex Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flühr to tried ideas with.

If you look at the background and that the band have actually said that they want to do Kraftwerk music it's hard not to compare them to our faithful heroes from the past. The problem with doing as ultra monotone music like that is that you really have to do something extremely special with the song to make it work. Kraftwerk succeed very well as you all know and to mention all their hits is no use, unfortunately, Sapporo 72 doesn't manage to perform this as greatly as Kraftwerk did with this method of music creation. Surely, sometimes you get the right feeling with the tracks "Nightlife", "Eurovision II", "Eurovision", "Travel The World" and most of all in "Ec", but it doesn't have the last touch that makes it go all the way and it end up as a pretty boring production.

This review was written 2005 and initially published on Neurozine.com
Jan 01 2005

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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