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Moderne

Histoire Ordinaire

Moderne

Histoire Ordinaire

Overlooked classic recorded in the same studio as Kraftwerk's 'Man Machine'...

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Sudeten Creche

Are Kisses Out Of Fashion?

Sudeten Creche

Are Kisses Out Of Fashion?

Lo-fi melancholy masterpiece taken from original tape reels. Play this on repeat!

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M. Bryo

Show Me Your Hands

M. Bryo

Show Me Your Hands

Pure synth wave dystopia. A must for fans of Coil or Chris & Cosey.

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Das Ding

Reassurance Ritual

Das Ding

Reassurance Ritual

Powerful dark dancer from proto Dutch Electro pioneer Danny Bostens.

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Linear Movement

To Another Soul

Linear Movement

To Another Soul

Blissfully moody synth-pop stunner a la Visage...

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Bal Paré

Tokio-Oklahoma

Bal Paré

Tokio-Oklahoma

Infectious cold wave dancer from a legendary German group.

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Los Iniciados

Soy El Vacio

Los Iniciados

Soy El Vacio

Sulphuric synth-pop from cult Spanish performance artists Los Inciados.

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Pavillon 7b

Eichenoff

Pavillon 7b

Eichenoff

Dark, spiky and minimal cold wave from France circa 1984.

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Somnambulist

Facing the Moon

Somnambulist

Facing the Moon

Cold wave Belgian goth-jack. An absolute find!

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Martin Dupont

Just Because

Martin Dupont

Just Because

Tense synth-pop drama spooked with industrial FX and a proper proto-Detroit synthline.

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Oppenheimer Analysis

Radiance

Oppenheimer Analysis

Radiance

Incredible Italo stylings and morose vocals from this cult production unit..

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Sluik

Back To Burnsley

Sluik

Back To Burnsley

Raw, skeletal and tape-degraded classic. A favourite of John Peel.

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Störung

Europe Calls

Störung

Europe Calls

Irresistible dark dancer featuring awesome vocals from Arian Brunwin.

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Stereo

T.V. News

Stereo

T.V. News

Spine-tingling synthetic emotions from one of the French New Waves brightest lights.

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks: Minimal Wave”

Exploring the Minimal Wave catalogue is like entering a secret crypt of 1980s electronic underground treasures. Under the co-ordination of Veronica Vasicka, the label has tirelessly reissued a stream of obscure synth-pop and vintage cold wave classics from both sides of the Atlantic, exposing a DIY network of analog synth and drum machine enthusiasts operating below the surface of pop perception. By sourcing original tapes from clandestine networks like the Canadian fanzine CLEM (Canadian List Of Electronic Music) and faithfully transferring them onto vinyl and CD, the label has provided exposure for a well hidden number of post-punk characters who quietly made brilliantly informed, darkly personal and experimental pop music at its best. Thanks to the recent 'Minimal Wave Tapes' compilation put together by Vasicka and the Stones Throw label, Minimal Wave has reached its cultural tipping point and has really cemented its reputation as one of the coolest and most sought-after imprints operating out of NYC. If Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk or Chris & Cosey excite you then there's a real danger that you'll fall in love with Somnambulist's gothic jacker 'Facing The Moon' or the tainted innocence of Sudeten Creche's 'Are Kisses Out Of Fashion?', while you may find yourself dancing like a moody teenager in darkened bedroom to the prototypical Dutch electro of Das Ding's 'Reassurance Ritual' or singing along to Linear Movement's sublimely melancholy 'To Another Soul'. If you like these 14 tracks, we urge you to check out the rest of the label. You won't be disappointed.

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On 03 Feb 19:20 Son of Coffee Table Defense Committee said:

“Gadzooks the '80s are back”

Quick! Somebody lend me their black eye-liner, I feel a Marc Almond coming on.

:-)

On 03 Feb 20:18 claus neergaard said:
http://14tracks.com

“awesome!”

time machine ..

On 03 Feb 21:04 Lewis said:

“Electroclash continuum”

If dubstep and funky all evolved out of the hardcore continuum then this stuff is all from the electroclash continuum (Simon Reynolds - you heard it here first). It does sound a bit like Chris and Cosey and Kraftwerk but not nearly as good.

On 04 Feb 17:18 Marc said:
http://marckremers.com

“Sampled?”

STÖRUNG - Europe Calls sounds very familiar, anyone know who sampled it?

On 05 Feb 03:09 Mark MCM said:

“Sampled?”

To Marc:
My first thought was Do The Whirlwind by Architecture in Helsinki, but on 2nd thought it sounds a fair bit like La Roux's Bulletproof, but neither are a direct sample of this song, so good luck with your search!

On 05 Feb 13:41 Arvin said:
http://www.freezeframereality.com

“And the electro bands played on...”

I love hearing stuff like this. I sort of liken it to being anthropology of electronic music. Please bring us more (and give Skinny Puppy some props. They had a huge hand in things and are oft forgotten!!)

On 05 Feb 14:55 astrid said:

“Re:Lewis”

Electroclash? Electroclash dates back to the late 90's, this material is laregely from the early 1980's. in other words - this is the real deal.