Fans of mechanical techno-not-techno sounds will be all over Minimal Wave's latest transmission from 80s French underground heroes In Aeternam Vale. Having reissued several essential lost works from the outfit last year, most notably the proto-Sandwell sound of "Highway Dark Veins", Veronica Vasicka delivers another two tracks from the vault. Stylistically mirroring that previous two track release the title track is an equally brilliant synth-techno beast which could easily pass for a Function track today, while B-side "Calling Somewhere" sounds like a cold wave version of proto-halfstep. Needless to say, the fact that these tracks are 22 years old literally left us speechless.
Joe's Bakery, Chuggy, Alexis Le-Tan, Brendan Clark (Northern Purpose), Guillaume Des Bois (Macadam Mambo), Dave Miller, Skudge, Samaan, Your Name (Legalize Lambada), The Keeper (Nemas Problemas), J. Haller, Dynamicron (Los Grandes/Our Nights), Abstract Division
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