MENU
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

MINIMAL GODS

Happy Family

Zeuhl


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Happy Family Minimal Gods album cover
3.84 | 26 ratings | 2 reviews | 12% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
prog rock music collection


Write a review
Buy HAPPY FAMILY Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 2014

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Slide
2. No Talent, No Smell
3. Rodrigo
4. Portal Site For Sightseeing
5. Doggy-Human Contest
6. Animal Spirit
7. Cat Riding On Roomba
8. Celestial Illegal Construction
9. Tibidabo
10. Feu De Joie


Lyrics

Search HAPPY FAMILY Minimal Gods lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search HAPPY FAMILY Minimal Gods tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Kenichi Morimoto / keyboards
- Takahiro Izutani / guitar
- Hidemi Ichikawa / bass
- Keiichi Nagase / drums

Releases information

Label: Cuneiform Records
Format: CD, Digital
September 30, 2014

Thanks to mbzr48 for the addition
Edit this entry

HAPPY FAMILY MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy HAPPY FAMILY Minimal Gods Music


Minimal GodsMinimal Gods
CUNEIFORM RECORDS 2017
Audio CD$12.50
$7.07 (used)
Minimal Gods by Happy FamilyMinimal Gods by Happy Family
Cuneiform
Audio CD$48.38

Right Now on Ebay (logo)

More places to buy HAPPY FAMILY music online Buy HAPPY FAMILY & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

HAPPY FAMILY Minimal Gods ratings distribution


3.84
(26 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(12%)
12%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(54%)
54%
Good, but non-essential (23%)
23%
Collectors/fans only (8%)
8%
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)
4%

HAPPY FAMILY Minimal Gods reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Nogbad_The_Bad
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team
4 stars The very welcome return of the excellent Japanese band Happy Family. The band released two heavy complex noisy Zeuhl albums in 95 (s/t) & 97 (Tossco) then disappeared. They have now returned 15 years later. All three albums are on the wonderful Cuneiform label.

The instrumental quartet is made up of keyboards, guitar, bass & drums feature three of the members who were on the last album, Kenichi Morimoto - keyboards, Takahiro Izutani - guitar Keiichi Nagasse - drums, and with new bassist Hidemi Ichikaw.

They bring a King Crimson & Magma flavor to distinctly Japanese Metal in a similar vein to Bondage Fruit.

If you like it heavy, complex & noisy look no further, it's a winner.

Review by Mellotron Storm
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars I think the most surprising news for me in 2014 was hearing that HAPPY FAMILY was releasing a new album. They released two studio albums in the nineties and I just thought they were done. I listened to a short audio clip and I was sold. Like their earlier albums this is heavy and complex and all instrumental. In fact after my first listen i'm thinking this is more Math Rock than Zeuhl, I just don't hear that Zeuhl flavour at all on this one. The keyboards don't always do it for me so I would rate their first two albums higher than this one but they are all 4 star records in my opinion.

"Slide" is heavy-duty and quite growly and deep sounding. Angular guitar leads follow and they will come and go. Just an intense slab of instrumental music. "No Talent, No Smell" is another complex piece that is very mathy. I'm not a fan of some of the keyboard sounds but this is an excellent song overall. "Rodrigo" is heavy again with keys playing over top. It does settle some as the contrasts continue. Ripping guitar before 2 1/2 minutes. "Portal Site For Sightseeing" has some light shining in it for a change as we get an almost feel good vibe. Check out the guitar and drum work after 2 1/2 minutes. Amazing! Nice bass lines before 5 minutes as well. This is an uptempo track with lots going on. "Doggy-Human Contest" is uptempo with keys as the guitar plays over top. Check out the drum work as well. Some cool guitar/keyboard interplay around 3 1/2 minutes in then it turns dark and heavy 4 minutes in. Nice. Nasty and growly organ runs follow along with some deep bass grooves.

"Animal Spirit" has riffing and more in this fairly heavy and complex piece. The keyboards are all over it as well. "Cat Riding Roomba" is crazy fast with so much going on. There's a Zappa flavour to this one. It does settle back at times but not a lot. "Celestial Illegal Construction" opens with keys as some kick-ass drums join in. The guitar starts to make some noise over top. I like the guitar solo after 3 minutes here. Not a fan of the synths before 4 minutes though. It ends in a more calm manner. "Tibadabo" is very mathy with keys, guitar and drums standing out. It settles down before a minute but contrasts will continue. Great sound 2 1/2 minutes in with liquid keys then the guitar lights it up before it settles back again. "Feu De Joie" has this heavy and growly sound to start before a calm with keys takes over quickly. Back to the heaviness with organ. Synths play over top in a high pitched manner. Themes are repeated. What a killer closing track.

I was expecting more I must admit but this is still a very impressive album and comeback by HAPPY FAMILY.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of HAPPY FAMILY "Minimal Gods"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives