MINIZZA is a French duo (Franck Marguin and Geoffroy Montel). Their music ranges from electronica to pop to musique concrete.
Their first productions were remixes for Röyksopp (Poor Leno), Erik Arnaud (Je vis à 50%), though unreleased at that time.
While working on their first album, they met Erlend Øye, half of the acoustic duo Kings of Convenience, who kindly asked them to participate on his first electro solo album, Unrest (Source), his first single, Sudden Rush (Source), and he also included their Winning a battle, losing the war cover on his acclaimed DJ KICKS (!K7).
They have also been working with the French electronica scene : sound designer and contemporary artist Rainier Lericolais asked them to do a remix for the reissue of his Courrier Electronique album (Optical Sound), and they also worked with French crooner That Summer on his last two albums, Home is where the studio is (Cube) and Clear (Talitres).
Music for girls, their first album, is a crossover between pop, industrial, cold-wave, musique concrete, as well as bossa nova, funk and rock (!).
It may sounds odd until you see the guests in this debut album : Edward Ka-Spel, the charismatic leader of The Legendary Pink Dots; french rocker Erik Arnaud (Labels France); sound designer Roel Meelkop (GOEM, KAPOTTE MUZIEK); daniel palomo vinuesa(Collectif Serendipity, Signatures / Radio France).
– The Athlete on Erlend Øye’s album Unrest (Source / 2003)
– Sudden Rush par Minizza on the E.P. Sudden Rush by Erlend Øye (Source / 2003)
– Winning a battle, losing the war, on Erlend Øye’s DJ Kicks (!K7 / 2004) – amongst other collaborators: Phoenix, CORNELIUS, The Rapture, Morgan Geist, royksopp, etc.
– Alter Ego on re: Courrier Electronique by Rainier Lericolais (Optical Sound / 2005)
– Music for girls (Brocoli / 2005)
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