Boomkat Product Review:
With ‘Honeymoon On Mars’ legendary post punk provocateurs The Pop Group open another chapter at a time when their iconoclastic contention is needed more than ever.
"It’s a record that finds the band unwaveringly incensed and resolute in their mutative sense of innovation, as Stewart elaborates: ‘it’s a stand against manufactured hate, a hypersonic journey into a dystopian future full of alien encounters and sci-fi lullabies’
Produced by dub titan Dennis Bovell, who worked on their seminal Y album debut, and Public Enemy / Bombsquad legendary producer Hank Shocklee, Honeymoon On Mars represents the band’s realisation of a dream twofold collaboration.
Bovell produced the bulk of the sessions while Shocklee took the helm on City Of Eyes, War Inc. and Burn Your Flag.
Talking about working with The Pop Group, Shocklee said: "The Pop Group sound has a level of freedom, fun and creative musicianship in their recordings that is a special and rare find in today's world. Their uncompromising spirit to be themselves and not worry about fitting into a musical box, sets them apart.”
Long-time collaborator Bovell added: “It’s been a great pleasure to be working with the guys again. They are truly beyond good and evil.”