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Family and Friends (2007)

some poptunes, instrumentals and mucking about with sounds from an apartement in Amsterdam

Underachievers Anonymous (2008)

A conceptalbum about collar parakeets, Gucci flipflops and procrastination

Other People (2009)

The third and probably last Monopoli RPM-record; some good stuff, some unfinished stuff, less embarrasing bits than previous years...I see it as the end of a trilogy of some sorts; 3 albums filled with snapshots

Sex and Violence (Now with extra cheese!) (2010)

An album full of thrills and shocking sounds with lots of creamy cheese on top

qian2 tu2 (2011)

My fifth RPM-record (and possible the best, most consistent one) about futuredreams, communication errors and cycling in the sky. (Track 7 written by Serene Dominic)

Zeros and Ones Chinese Whispers (2015)

0s&1s: 8 tracks written and recorded in februari 2015 Chinese Whispers: 4 tracks; leftovers from my failed 2013 RPM Record. Finally finished and partly rerecorded in february 2015

Moderate Rebels (2017)

Monopoli's 10 year anniversary-album about war,midlife crisis and plastic.

Other RPM Partcipants

dressing the debutantes

Phil Nelson

Mile Long Post-It

Terri Ellen

John McCutchen

Roadside Poppies

Bad Fall

6 Notes

Vestigial Remorse

Jordan Young

RPM Home

Artists by Year

Artists by Genre

Artists by Name

Monopoli

BIOGRAPHY

Monopoli is the virtual brandname for everything that gets recorded by Erik Verkoyen

BAND MEMBERS
Monopoli is Erik Verkoyen. Instruments abused: electric guitar, bass guitar (both Danelectro) steelstring acoustic guitar (Cort) nylonstring acoustic guitar (Contessa?) melodica (Yamaha) harmonica (Hohner) Korg Legacy Collection, Korg Poly800, Microkorg, Siel Orchestra, Mono Lancet(Vermona ),Dark Energy (Doepfer) VX90 (Akai) Theremin (Moog), Stylophone, Philicorda, shakers and tambourine, Alesis Controlpad and various plugins...

YEARS COMPLETED
2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2015,2017

GENRES
Unclassifiable,Pop,Holiday,Electronica,Adult Contemporary Pop

OTHER BAND SITES
http://www.alonetone.com/monopoli
http://www.erikverkoyen.com


Completed Albums

Family and Friends(2007)

some poptunes, instrumentals and mucking about with sounds from an apartement in Amsterdam


To do list
Funeral Sunshine
Words are so overrated
Minimum wage
Britney, you can stay with me
The Dust
Between Liverpool and Dusseldorf
Friends like these
Valentinesday
It's a record

Underachievers Anonymous(2008)

A conceptalbum about collar parakeets, Gucci flipflops and procrastination


Vanilla sex and garlic ice
It's easier when you don't care
Last day at the office
The worlds most miserable song
The lost generation
Underachievers Anonymous
Lights speeding home
I only want to procrastinate
One big Eurocity
Nightflight to the sun
Mermaid

Other People(2009)

The third and probably last Monopoli RPM-record; some good stuff, some unfinished stuff, less embarrasing bits than previous years...I see it as the end of a trilogy of some sorts; 3 albums filled with snapshots


Afsluitdijk   Download
Register and Record   Download
Mondrian is Boogie Woogying again   Download
A Quiet Night at Home   Download
Still Going Strong   Download
The Machine Against Rage   Download
Espresso Martini   Download
Johnny Remember Me   Download
Credit Crisis   Download
Clique dŽAmsterdam   Download
I donŽt know what your problem is   Download

Sex and Violence (Now with extra cheese!)(2010)

An album full of thrills and shocking sounds with lots of creamy cheese on top


1.Theme from Sex and Violence   Download
2.My Teenage Pornstar Baby   Download
3.I let it happen   Download
4.Reset your head   Download
5.Ain't life great...   Download
6.I killed a rapper   Download
7.Reset your head again   Download
8.Miss Oppurtunity   (preferred)   Download
9.Sax and Violins   Download

qian2 tu2(2011)

My fifth RPM-record (and possible the best, most consistent one) about futuredreams, communication errors and cycling in the sky. (Track 7 written by Serene Dominic)


When I grow up   Download
Mamahuhu   Download
Skycycling   Download
Communication error   Download
The Magic pill   (preferred)   Download
This will have to do for now   Download
Lie about the world   Download
Id like to file a complaint   Download
Carolines last summerday   Download
The long now   Download

Zeros and Ones Chinese Whispers(2015)

0s&1s: 8 tracks written and recorded in februari 2015 Chinese Whispers: 4 tracks; leftovers from my failed 2013 RPM Record. Finally finished and partly rerecorded in february 2015


Search Engine   Download
Utopia   Download
Slower Pace   Download
Enter the Spacebar   Download
Teaser   Download
We Move in the Dark   Download
Solid Ground   Download
Deep Web   Download
Beijing Bubbles   Download
Dont draw legs on a snake   Download
The World without You and I   Download
Chinese Whispers   (preferred)   Download

Moderate Rebels(2017)

Monopoli's 10 year anniversary-album about war,midlife crisis and plastic.


Moderate Rebel   (preferred)   Download
I am free   Download
4 hour workweek   Download
Plastic   Download
Flightmode   Download
To my kids   Download
Nonstarter   Download
Ecuadorian Embassy   Download
Snoozefest   Download
Watching the tide   Download