Archive for the Minimalist Category
2020 version; black vinyl and alternative cover. Originally released in 2014. Void Vision is a Philadelphia based solo female minimal synth/cold wave project from Shari Wallin. Already included by Rough Trade in their seminal Synth Wave compilations, the single anticipated her full-length Sub Rosa for Mannequin Records. “Sour” was featured […]
Concept City was a low-key release in 1985 that surfaced on Cordelia Records, an underground favourite for lovers of esoteric ruminations from bedroom producers tinkering with technology. That makes it no surprise this reissue of work from Mr Concept appears on Platform 23, the perfect home for such charming collages […]
Early Days maps out Nine Circles interpretation of cold wave and minimal synth. Unbelievably the tracks are mostly from a brief time period, ’80-82. Alienation and uncertainty course through the double-LP, with heavy Yamaha chords, metallic machine beats, and brittle vocals. Nine Circles was formed in the early ’80s by […]
Spittle Records present a reissue of Comix’s self-titled album, originally released in 1981. One of the most treasured French minimal wave records is back on vinyl. Comix, a duo of guitarist/composer André Demay and DJ/singer Natan Hercberg, are a one album project. Their first single “Touche Pas Mon Sexe”, recorded […]
A solo album from JORJA CHALMERS, the saxphonist/keyboardist of Bryan Ferry’s band. A dreamy twelve-track affair self-recorded and produced by Chalmers with mixing by JOHNNY JEWELL and DEAN HURLEY. A perfect addition to the Italians Do It Better family.
Dark Day is the brainchild of Robin Crutchfield, a New York City based musician, performance artist, and writer. Robin’s musical path began in 1977 when he formed the no wave group DNA with Arto Lindsay and Ikue Mori. In 1979 Crutchfield left DNA to pursue his more synthesizer-based solo project. […]
A repress of the 2017 compilation dedicated to the output of the electronic artist from Belgium. Jan van den Broeke combines synthwave, minimal wave, ambient and more.
Reissued for the first time on vinyl. Self-released in 1987, ‘Ame Triste’ was officially the first production of Bernard Odot aka A Gethsemane. This obscure cassette was stuck in the past for many years until recently discovered by Tunnel Vision Records. Influenced by new wave & synth-pop, Bernard made a […]
Anadol’s third album, Uzun Havalar, recorded on tape by Kinship, is now available online and cassette format. Recorded and mixed in 2015 the album is built around three long synth tracks referring to the improvised unmetric folk songs “uzun hava” in middle eastern music. You can hear drummers laughing and […]
London Records present a reissue of Chagrin d’Amour’s self-titled album, originally released in 1982. 2019 vinyl edition with printed inner sleeve (with the lyrics); Includes a bonus 7″ of original track “Chacun Fait (C’Qui Lui Plaît)”. Spring 1982: Grégory Ken and Valli, aka Chagrin d’Amour, burst onto the scene with […]
“The hipness and success of London punk-explosion photocopy fanzine Sniffin’ Glue was almost entirely due to the irreverent, pugnacious sincerity of its founder/spark-plug Mark Perry. That Perry should form a band (Alternative TV) seemed a natural progression; that it was any good at all a surprise; that it maintained a […]
“Four Organs” is the ultimate minimalist composition. Performed by Reich, Glass, Art Murphy and Steve Chambers, four identical Farfisa organs strike a single chord and gradually lengthen each note to produce polyrhythms between the players. Anchored by Jon Gibson’s stoically-steady pulse on maracas, the piece deconstructs its opening burst to […]