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The Invitation Of The Dead
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The Invitation Of The Dead (gatefold black & white vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: MW 060. Rel: 21 Sep 15
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Rebirth (12:37)
  2. Mars (5:55)
  3. Fire (4:07)
  4. Dark (4:51)
  5. Dizziness (4:26)
  6. The Invitation Of The Dead (6:03)
  7. Chair (4:52)
  8. Sleeping Sickness (5:05)
  9. Diamond (9:53)
  10. A Dream Of No Pillow (8:27)
  11. The Hill Of Dreams (2:05)
Review: The judicious Minimal Wave clan deliver another brilliant compilation of rare and wonderful music from the 1980's, this time an anthology of the best work from Japanese artiste Tomo Akikawabaya. Sourcing these songs in their original format has become harder and harder over the years, so they've really done us a favour with this effort. The double LP is made up of loneseom drones, lo-fi drum machine grooves and gorgeous synth work, all coated in Akikawabaya's wonderful vocal stance. The Japanese artiste has a unique style that borders on the melancholic, yet her music is always charged by a driving, proto techno feel. This is one to check if you weren't in the know.
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Missing Tapes
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Missing Tapes (heavyweight yellow vinyl LP)
Cat: MW 061. Rel: 21 Mar 16
Electro
  1. Somewhere (4:56)
  2. Sad But True (3:35)
  3. I-C Anything (5:15)
  4. Try Out (4:12)
  5. Raid (3:13)
  6. 16 (6:04)
Review: For Missing Tapes, Minimal Wave has managed to unearth a wealth of previously unheard gems from Dutch electro trailblazer Danny Bosten. Dark electro diggers may be aware of Bosten's early 1980s work, which was initially self-released on cassette, but has also been re-issued since by Minimal Wave and others. The material here was recorded in the same period and rediscovered some years back by the producer. It's similar in style, as you'd expect, with Bosten variously exploring otherworldly electro, sci-fi leaning Italo-disco, stylish, new wave synth workouts, and throbbing proto-techno. What impresses most, though, is the seeming freshness of the material; it might be 35 years old, but it still sounds formidably futuristic.
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Smile With The Eyes
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Smile With The Eyes (limited hand-numbered gatefold 180 gram vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: MW 048. Rel: 02 Dec 13
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Smile With The Eyes
  2. Advertising Space
  3. Sayonara
  4. I Want Straight Sex
  5. The Single Off The Album
  6. Plastische Taschen
  7. Ethnic Bomb
  8. Estate Children
  9. Insect Charge
  10. Technology
  11. Megamix
  12. The Mainframe
  13. Riding To Heaven
  14. Covered In Dust
Played by: Eddie Matos
Review: The second of three rather dashing looking Minimal Wave releases this week throws the focus on the early 80s work of Bristol duo Five Times of Dust. Minimal Wave's interest in Robert Lawrence and Mark Philip's work together was first revealed back in 2011 with the inclusion of their composition "Computer Bank" on The Hidden Tapes compilation, whilst Veronica Vasicka's label hinted at a more substantial Five Times Of Dust offering earlier this year with the cassette reissue of The Dadacomputer, Phillips and Lawrence's debut release together. Smile with the Eyes is that promised extensive reappraisal of Five Times of Dust, drawing from a large pool of unreleased material recorded by Robert Lawrence and Mark Philips between 1982 and 1986, which fully justifies the label's description as "perfectly formed electronic curiosities". Cuts like "The Single Off The Album" and "Ethnic Bomb" demand further investigation.
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Portrait (remastered)
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Portrait (remastered) (limited hand-numbered heavyweight vinyl LP)
Cat: MW 056. Rel: 06 Oct 14
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Pogo Of Techno
  2. Ballade Pour Nous
  3. Ein Glas Voll Gurken
  4. She's So Hot
  5. La Transformation
  6. Links & Lustig
  7. Die Grille
  8. Keep The City Clean
  9. Dallas
  10. Arabia
  11. National-Und Standerat
Review: Originally released back in the early '80s, Veronica Vasicka's label has done its audience a fine service by re-releasing Portrait by Swiss duo Guyers Connection. Full of self-conscious vocals and in places decidedly lo-fi synth lines, it's surprising and disappointing that this collection wasn't a big hit first time round. After all, both "Pogo of Techno" and "Keep the City Clean" are as catchy as an oddball Yazoo, "Die Grille" is a jaw-dropping, windswept synth composition and "National Und Stander" sees the duo fuse ponderous piano lines with pulsing, rippling basslines. Best of all though is "Ein Glas Voll Gurken" a breathy synth-pop song that could have conquered charts had it been sung in English.
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Gnd Lift
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Gnd Lift (limited hand-numbered 160 gram purple vinyl 12")
Cat: MW 057. Rel: 24 Nov 14
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Gnd Lift
  2. J'ai Mange Des Nerfs
  3. Animals Don't Mind
Review: After a recent excellent outing on the Jealous God label, In Aeternam Vale returns for Minimal Wave duty with the Gnd Lift 12". The long running project of Lyon artist Laurent Prot, the 12" focussed archival transmissions on Minimal Wave tend to be some of the label's best releases and that is certainly the case here. Lead track "Gnd Lift" weighs in at a mighty 14 minutes and is up there with "Dust Under Brightness" in our favourite IA V mind benders; serious slowed down murky proto techno vibes! Complementing this J'ai Mange Des Nerfs" echoes some of Prot's earlier wave-based experiments and "Animals Don't Mind" is the epitome of foreboding primitive electronics. Pressed on 160 gram clear transparent deep purple vinyl and housed in another excellent sleeve from Veronica Vasicka.
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New Mexico: The Complete Collection
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Cat: MW 058. Rel: 18 May 15
Coldwave/Synth
  1. The Devil's Dancers (3:02)
  2. Radiance (4:42)
  3. Martyr (5:00)
  4. Cold War (5:33)
  5. Don't Be Seen With Me (3:11)
  6. Modern Wonder (5:01)
  7. Subterranean Desire (4:13)
  8. Scorpians (2:40)
  9. New Mexico (7:33)
  10. Behind The Shades (5:57)
  11. Men In White Coats (4:57)
  12. You Won't Forget Me (3:25)
Review: For fans of minimal wave and DIY electronic pop, Oppenheimer Analysis's self-released 1982 debut cassette, New Mexico - little more than an extended demo cassette - has become something of a collector's item. While it has been reissued digitally since, it never received a vinyl release. In tribute to Martin Lloyd (the other half of the duo, alongside Andy Oppenheimer), who passed away recently, Minimal Wave has decided to make New Mexico available on wax for the first time. While the sound quality is appropriately dusty (it was badly recorded in the first place, of course), the music remains magical - bubbling, evocative, left-of-centre leftfield pop created with home-made synthesizers, modular hardware and little else. It's no wonder many consider it a classic album (even if was never officially released first time round).
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Want Need EP
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Want Need EP (180 gram clear vinyl 12")
Cat: MW 054. Rel: 21 Apr 14
Coldwave/Synth
  1. It Slipped Her Mind
  2. Protection Now!
  3. New Purpose (extended version)
  4. Protection Now! (demo)
  5. Want Need (live)
  6. Publicity (demo)
Review: After last year's brooding 7", Regis and Silent Servant return to Minimal Wave with their Sandra Electronics project and to be honest, we couldn't be more excited. Hearing what these two techno leviathans are up to in their more industrial modes is both a privilege and a pleasure to the ear-drums. Exploring the genre-less corners of coldwave and post-punk, this six-track EP is probably one if this year's hottest releases so far. From the crisp, metallic drum twists of "It Slipped Her Mind" to the almost Middle-Eastern sounds of "Protection Now!", and the noisy, Gristle-like bounce of "Publicity (demo)", it's a total winner in our books. You also get a live version of "Want Need", where the duo culminate into total insanity and tie things off in fine style. Are these two going to concentrate on this kind of stuff form now one? We hope so, this is it. Highly recommended.
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The Hidden Tapes: A Compilation Of Minimal Wave From Around The World '79-'85
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VARIOUS
Cat: MW 030. Rel: 23 May 11
Coldwave/Synth
  1. SS-Say - "Care"
  2. Oskarova Fobija - "Beli Dekolte"
  3. Danton's Voice - "I Hear The Bells"
  4. Sympathy Nervous - "Polaroid"
  5. Pas De Deux - "Cardiocleptomanie"
  6. Robert Lawrence & Mark Phillips - "Computer Bank"
  7. The Fast Set - "Kaleidecon"
  8. Reserve - "Destination Pour L'Inconnu"
  9. Kym Amps - "You Don't Know My Name"
  10. Unovidual & Tara Cross - "Microphone Connection"
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