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The Invitation Of The Dead

TOMO AKIKAWABAYA
"The Invitation Of The Dead"

Minimal Wave
mw060

(2xLP)

(Electropop)

2015

280.00 SEK

TOMO AKIKAWABAYA "The Invitation Of The Dead"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw060]
Released: 2015

We’re honored to announce an exquisite double LP release by obscure Japanese artist Tomo Akikawabaya. As long time admirers of Akikawabaya’s 1980s releases on his own label Castle Records, we had attempted to reach him for many years without any luck. Finally at some point in 2014, a conversation was struck and one thing lead to the next. It was through Nao Katafuchi that we finally made contact with the legend himself, and began speaking about the proposed release idea. It turned out that the admiration was mutual, which was surprising as we thought Akikawabaya had disappeared completely. After working through the track selection and artwork ideas, we came up with the release plan. We’re very excited to present this double LP entitled The Invitation of The Dead. The collection of songs include the entirety of both The Castle (1984) and Anju (1985) releases, all newly remastered. They sound fresher and stronger than ever before, exactly as the artist had intended them to sound when he ..
Minimal Wave
mw060 - 2015

2xLP

Electropop


280.00 SEK

New Mexico

OPPENHEIMER ANALYSIS
"New Mexico"

Minimal Wave
mw058

(2xLP)

(Electropop)

2015

280.00 SEK

OPPENHEIMER ANALYSIS "New Mexico"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw058]
Released: 2015

Minimal Wave proudly presents a newly remastered deluxe double album of archival material by pioneering 80s minimal electronic duo Oppenheimer Analysis. Oppenheimer Analysis formed in London, England in 1982 by Andy Oppenheimer and Martin Lloyd. Their first meeting though was at the 1979 World Science Fiction Convention in Brighton. They quickly became good friends, sharing an interest in the work of David Bowie, electronic music and early synthesizer bands such as the Human League and Soft Cell. They also shared a love of old science fiction movies, 1950s graphics and comic book imagery and a fascination with post-World War II propaganda, the politics and aesthetics of the Cold War, and the social impact of the atomic bomb. Over the next few years Andy and Martin frequented the growing club scene, including Studio 21 on Oxford Street, and became involved in the developing Futurist and New Romantic style sub-cultures. During this period Martin recorded as Analysis, both alone and with ..
Minimal Wave
mw058 - 2015

2xLP

Electropop


280.00 SEK

Gnd Lift

IN AETERNAM VALE
"Gnd Lift"

Minimal Wave
mw057

(12" EP)

(Techno)

2014

180.00 SEK

IN AETERNAM VALE "Gnd Lift"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw057]
Released: 2014

Minimal Wave is pleased to present a fourth 12” single from our French favorites, In Aeternam Vale. This one features another monumental 14 minute techno masterpiece called Gnd Lift. On the flip side are two pure wave tracks, J’ai Mangé des Nerfs and Animals Don’t Mind. Gnd Lift is a slow building hazy hypnotic track with heavy atmosphere, fitting perfectly on a smoke filled dance floor. J’ai Mangé des Nerfs is a classic vocal driven synthpop track with the grit characteristic of In Aeternam Vale’s 80’s cassette works. The 12” closes with Animals Don’t Mind, a slow and deeply emotive smoldering darkwave track that speaks directly to the heart, this one feels the most personal thus far. The Gnd Lift 12” shows us all sides of In Aeternam Vale, his strengths lying in his ability to create both techno masterpieces and classic underground wave tracks, moving seamlessly from one to the next. None of these tracks have ever been released before although In Aeternam Vale has been performing the..
Minimal Wave
mw057 - 2014

12" EP

Techno


180.00 SEK

Portrait

GUYER'S CONNECTION
"Portrait"

Minimal Wave
mw056

(LP)

(Electropop)

2014

220.00 SEK

GUYER'S CONNECTION "Portrait"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw056]
Released: 2014

Minimal Wave is proud to present a reissue of the seminal first album from Swiss Wavers, Guyer’s Connection. Tibor Csébits and Philippe Alioth formed Guyer’‘s Connection in Basel, Switzerland when they were only 14 and 15 years old. At the time they were in a new wave rock band called “Kurtzschluss” which they decided to break from in order to make purely electronic music. They began with two synthesizers, a drum machine, a 4-track tape recorder and a multitude of ideas. They channeled their unique and humorous vision into their first album, entitled Portrait which they produced themselves and self-released in 1983. Over the years, the album became a highly sought after minimal synth cult classic. It stands alone as one of the strongest examples of Swiss Minimal Wave, and probably the only one that is in Baseldytsch. The Portrait reissue is presented in a high quality gloss sleeve, with artwork to match their original sleeve design from 1983. The record features newly remastered audio ..
Minimal Wave
mw056 - 2014

LP

Electropop


220.00 SEK

Never Lose Your Shadow

RICHARD H KIRK
"Never Lose Your Shadow "

Minimal Wave
mw055

(12" EP)

(Electropop)

2014

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Label: Minimal Wave [mw055]
Released: 2014

We’re honored to present a 12” EP of tracks from the archives of Sheffield based electronic music legend Richard H. Kirk, entitled “Never Lose Your Shadow”. Kirk first came to prominence in the 1970s as a member of the seminal industrial band Cabaret Voltaire. His first release as a solo artist, Disposable Half-Truths, came out in 1980 on Throbbing Gristle’s Industrial Records label and since then he developed a solo career parallel to the band until its dissolution in 1994. On the EP, we compile tracks originally recorded between 1978 and 1987, which have never before been released on vinyl. The title track, ‘Never Lose Your Shadow’ blurs the lines between harsh industrial, dance floor, and no wave. This is one we’ve been playing out for a while now and wondering why it hadn’t been pressed on vinyl. The other three tracks are more experimental and reference ideas Kirk was exploring in Cabaret Voltaire at the time. When asked specifically about this collection, Kirk explains that ..
Minimal Wave
mw055 - 2014

12" EP

Electropop


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Want Need

SANDRA ELECTRONICS
"Want Need"

Minimal Wave
mw054

(LP)

(Electropop)

2014

200.00 SEK

SANDRA ELECTRONICS "Want Need"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw054]
Released: 2014

Minimal Wave is proud to present a 6 song EP by the UK/US duo Sandra Electronics. Originally formed as Sandra Plays Electronics by Karl O’Connor in 1988, the project has evolved over the years to become a collaborative endeavor with Juan Mendez (aka Silent Servant). Three of the tracks were first released as an Untitled 10” on Downwards in 2010, and the record quickly sold out. Those songs have been re-edited and remastered for this EP, and three more rare demos and live versions have been added. The songs can be described as hypnotic industrial electronic mantras with enigmatic keyboards and treated vocals. Each track draws the listener in, with its repetitive psychedelic percussion and dark affected vocal. The record is a hand-numbered edition of 999 copies pressed on 180 gram ultra clear vinyl, and housed in a high quality heavy weight printed sleeve featuring a vintage photograph of Samia Gamal. -MW..
Minimal Wave
mw054 - 2014

LP

Electropop


200.00 SEK

Sessions

SANDRA ELECTRONICS
"Sessions"

Minimal Wave
mw053

(Tape)

(Electropop)

2014

120.00 SEK

SANDRA ELECTRONICS "Sessions"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw053]
Released: 2014

Minimal Wave is excited to present a cassette of Sandra Electronics sessions. These are recordings based on their live sets as well as the first recordings of Sandra Electronics that were made in Birmingham during the late 1980’s and 90s. The A side of the tape features reworked rehearsal takes of tracks which first appeared on the early Downwards 7"s and in 2011 were released as part of the White Savage Dance EP. They also include two versions of Her Needs, which we had released under the Sandra Plays Electronics pseudonym in March, 2013. The B side of the tape contains the original recordings from those Downwards 7"s, all made in Birmingham during the late 1980’s and 90s. For the first time ever, we present to you the quintessential Sandra Electronics collection of rare outtakes and early recordings. For now, the collection is available as an edition of 300 number stamped cassettes. -MW..
Minimal Wave
mw053 - 2014

Tape

Electropop


120.00 SEK

Shake your molecules

SOMA HOLIDAY
"Shake your molecules"

Minimal Wave
mw052

(12" EP)

(Electropop)

2014

200.00 SEK

SOMA HOLIDAY "Shake your molecules"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw052]
Released: 2014

Minimal Wave is excited to present a remastered reissue of Soma Holiday‘s cult classic, Shake Your Molecules. Soma Holiday was a Franco-American duo consisting of Jean-Marc Vallod (FR) and Jane Honicker (US), based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn back in the early 1980s. They recorded “Shake Your Molecules” along with “Too Many People” and “Art Dimension” in 1984, at Unique Studios in Manhattan. The studio was known for being the first NYC studio with MIDI capabilities. With the help of Eric Dufaure, they had their 12” released on Cachalot Records in France, and later a further pressing was made by Les Disques Du Soleil Et De L’Acier. Whilst in NYC, they worked with Jay Burnett, a protégé of Arthur Baker, who was active in the synth-pop, hip hop and electro scenes. He engineered their 24 track recording sessions at Unique and later went on to collaborate with Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys on a 12” for Def Jam as well as doing a mix of the cult classic I.O.U. by Freeez. That quintessen..
Minimal Wave
mw052 - 2014

12" EP

Electropop


200.00 SEK

Rarities

HARD CORPS
"Rarities"

Minimal Wave
mw051mc

(Tape)

(Electropop)

2013

120.00 SEK

HARD CORPS "Rarities"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw051mc]
Released: 2013

As a follow up to Clean Tables Have To Be Burnt (2012), Rarities compiles the outtakes and demos that were left behind. Tracks that truly never saw the light of day. They have finally been remastered and released as a cassette and 12” vinyl (edition of 300). -MW  Note: THIS IS THE CASSETTE!..
Minimal Wave
mw051mc - 2013

Tape

Electropop


120.00 SEK

Irene & Mavis

BLANCMANGE
"Irene & Mavis"

Minimal Wave
mw050

(10")

(Electrodadaism)

2013

160.00 SEK

BLANCMANGE "Irene & Mavis"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw050]
Released: 2013

A 10” reissue of Blancmange’s seminal debut EP Irene & Mavis. Formed in the UK by Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe, Blancmange recorded the six songs on Irene & Mavis in 1979 and released it as a 7” EP in 1980. Irene & Mavis, though not exactly representative of what Blancmange later went on to become, is a fascinating relic that captures the gestation period of the duo, fresh out of art school and keen to ex- periment. The D.I.Y. sound of the EP fits right in there with the early output of Soft Cell, the Human League, and Cabaret Voltaire; but what separates it from those like-minded releases of the time is that its even more distinctly English. In fact it was Daniel Miller, supporter and Mute boss himself who first recognized this when he proclaimed them “the maiden aunts of electronic music”. The Irene & Mavis EP is simultaneously pioneering, provincial, and surreal in its down-to- earth playfulness and lack of artifice. It stands out as an important record, capturin..
Minimal Wave
mw050 - 2013

10"

Electrodadaism


160.00 SEK

Machine à Laver / Ultrabase

IN AETERNAM VALE
"Machine à Laver / Ultrabase"

Minimal Wave
mw049

(12")

(Techno)

2013

170.00 SEK

IN AETERNAM VALE "Machine à Laver / Ultrabase"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw049]
Released: 2013

Minimal Wave is proud to present a third 12” single from our French favorites, In Aeternam Vale. This one is in the same vein as the Dust Under Brightness / Highway Dark Veins 12” and the La Piscine / Calling Somewhere 12”. The single features two more epic, pioneering masterpieces. Machine à Laver (Washing Machine) sounding much like its title, is 12 minutes of pure electronic hypnotica. And the flip side is a more straightforward 127 bpm 11 minute number entitled Ultrabase – which is an unashamed slab of innovative dub techno from 1990, existing completely outside of its genre. Neither of these tracks have ever been released before. The pressing is limited to 999 copies, all pressed on 160 gram clear electric blue vinyl, accompanied by a hand-numbered matte printed sleeve.  -MW..
Minimal Wave
mw049 - 2013

12"

Techno


170.00 SEK

Smile With The Eyes

FIVE TIMES OF DUST
"Smile With The Eyes"

Minimal Wave
mw048

(2xLP)

(Electropop)

2013

320.00 SEK

FIVE TIMES OF DUST "Smile With The Eyes"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw048]
Released: 2013

We’re happy to present Smile With The Eyes: a double LP of selections of unreleased material from the prolific outsider / underground duo Five Times Of Dust. Formed in 1980 in Bristol, Mark Phillips (MAP) and Robert Lawrence came together with a shared passion for Krautrock, Industrial Electronics and the burgeoning DIY tape scene, as well as being influence by the Dadaist movement and the works of Burroughs and Ballard. Unconventional, quirky and at times melancholic and romantic, their music acted as the perfect escape from the urban decay of early 80s Bristol and Cardiff, the two cities they travelled between on weekends to record. Although unashamedly electronic, the sound of Five Time Of Dust is far harder to pin down, perhaps in part due to their location. Both Phillips and Lawrence produced music that owed little to any scene happening in London, Manchester or Sheffield at the time. As a result, the majority of their output are perfectly formed electronic curiosities.The materia..
Minimal Wave
mw048 - 2013

2xLP

Electropop


320.00 SEK

Lickin'

DZ LECTRIC + ANTHON SHIELD
"Lickin'"

Minimal Wave
mw047

(LP)

(Electropunk)

2013

220.00 SEK

DZ LECTRIC + ANTHON SHIELD "Lickin'"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw047]
Released: 2013

The 47th release on Minimal Wave, a release of early 1980s ritualistic minimal electronics by French duo DZ Lectric + Anthon Shield. The songs are selections from their 1985 cassette release, Confessions D’Un Masque. Having been active in their respective projects, the duo came together naturally in 1981 and over the years began recording music together. They shared a similar philosophical outlook and love of music, from classic rock like The Velvet Underground and The Stooges, to the edgier, industrial and no wave stuff that was coming out at the time, bands like Throbbing Gristle, Suicide, and Tuxedo Moon. They performed a number of times at special venues and festivals in Europe, creating intense and engaging live performances with minimum equipment and an abundance of spirit. They also released many tapes throughout the 1980s.Their music is challenging and hypnotic. Brutal and aggressive at times, overall the message speaks more about human ritual than anything truly sinister...
Minimal Wave
mw047 - 2013

LP

Electropunk


220.00 SEK

Earlier / Later

POLYPHONIC SIZE
"Earlier / Later"

Minimal Wave
mw045

(LP)

(Electropop)

2013

220.00 SEK

POLYPHONIC SIZE "Earlier / Later"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw045]
Released: 2013

We are pleased to present an LP of selections from the prolific Belgian synthpop band Polyphonic Size. Headed by Roger-Marc Vande Voorde, Polyphonic Size formed in 1979. In December of that year, they released their first record, the Algorhythmic EP on Sandwich Records, an independent label founded by Michel Lambot. After a second EP (Pragmatic Songs), Roger-Marc got in touch with Jean-Jacques Burnel, who offered to produce the next single, Nagasaki Mon Amour. This first musical collaboration was followed by many others, including an outrageous and robotic cover of the Rolling Stones’ classic, Mother’s Little Helper. After several line-up changes, the band finally consisted of Roger-Marc Vande Voorde (vocals, guitar, keyboards, electronics), Kloot Per W (bass, vocals), Martine Bourlée (vocals, percussions) and France Lhermitte (vocals, percussions). Dominique Buxin wrote nearly all the lyrics, but never appeared live on stage or on any record sleeve. Although Polyphonic Size and JJ Bur..
Minimal Wave
mw045 - 2013

LP

Electropop


220.00 SEK

Unreal Personality

ACTOR (the)
"Unreal Personality "

Minimal Wave
mw044

(7")

(Electropop)

2013

70.00 SEK

ACTOR (the) "Unreal Personality "


Label: Minimal Wave [mw044]
Released: 2013

The Actor is a well known but simultaneously quite obscure minimal wave project that emerged from the Dutch home taping scene of the early 1980s. The duo was formed by Marcel Reimer (vocals, keyboards) and Sander Horsthuis (keyboards) in Breda, The Netherlands in late 1981. Influences were DAF, Soft Cell, Depeche Mode and Fad Gadget. Guitars were no option, “because the amplifiers would mar the stage.”The Actor caught the attention of cult cassette label Trumpett through their powerful live act and were signed to the label in April 1982. Their first, self-produced album was released in September 1982 as ‘Exploded View’ (an exploded view of a cassette tape was featured on the sleeve): Ten quite simply arranged synthpop tracks that were dynamic and danceable, with lyrics sung both in English and German, relating to the modern world, fashion, dancing, fame, appearance and self-image. The edition of 400 copies sold out within six months.The track featured on this flexi-disc, ‘Unreal Person..
Minimal Wave
mw044 - 2013

7"

Electropop


70.00 SEK

Her Needs

SANDRA PLAYS ELECTRONICS
"Her Needs"

Minimal Wave
mw042

(7")

(Electropop)

2013

100.00 SEK

SANDRA PLAYS ELECTRONICS "Her Needs"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw042]
Released: 2013

We’re very honored to announce a 7” release of primitive D.I.Y. electronics by Sandra Plays Electronics, a project founded by Karl O’Connor (Regis) whilst he was a teenager living in Birmingham, England in the 1980s. O’Connor, mostly known for his pioneering work in the techno field (as Regis, Sandwell District, British Murder Boys, Ugandan Methods and various other entities) as well as his Downwards label, began playing and recording his own music when he was 16 years old. He collaborated with friends performing in short-lived bands such as Family Sex and also recorded on his own as Sandra Plays Electronics. He was heavily influenced by D.A.F., Liaisons Dangereuses, Cabaret Voltaire and Soft Cell, to name a few and would eventually collaborate with Robert Görl and also Chrislo Haas in the late 90s. The tracks we are presenting here are two versions of the same song, Her Needs, both recorded in Birmingham, England. The first was recorded in 1988 during soundcheck at the College of Food..
Minimal Wave
mw042 - 2013

7"

Electropop


100.00 SEK

Golden dreams

DEUX
"Golden dreams"

Minimal Wave
mw040

(12" EP)

(Electropop)

2012

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DEUX "Golden dreams"

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Label: Minimal Wave [mw040]
Released: 2012

We’re proud to announce a 12” EP by the lovely French synthwave duo known as Deux. Gérard Pelletier and Cati Tete formed Deux shortly after meeting in Lyon in 1981. Their music can be described as minimal synth with stripped down rhythm compositions and suitably cold duets. A perfect blend of archetypal Kraftwerkian pop and French synth, these set of songs comprise their later years (1985) and stylistically sound like classic house combined with the romance of New Wave. This EP features previously unreleased newly remastered studio and demo tracks. Pressed on 180 gram gold vinyl, limited to 999 hand-numbered copies.Note: due to a pressing plant issue, the color of the vinyl isn’t precisely gold – it’s more of an olive golden brown. -MW..
Minimal Wave
mw040 - 2012

12" EP

Electropop


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Plastic Love

SYMPATHY NERVOUS
"Plastic Love"

Minimal Wave
mw039

(LP)

(Electropop)

2012

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SYMPATHY NERVOUS "Plastic Love"

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Label: Minimal Wave [mw039]
Released: 2012

Sympathy Nervous is the project of Japanese artist Yosihumi Niinuma. Influenced by both classical and Krautrock, he began recording in 1979, and released several records on the highly coveted Vanity label. He continued to record and self-release much of his work throughout the 80s and 90s. His sound is intelligent and probably the most unique minimal synth to come out of Japan. Exploring dystopian themes, his music is well balanced and beautifully recorded.The Plastic Love album features songs Yosihumi Niinuma recorded between 1979-1980. These were originally recorded as studio demos and have never been released until now. The album is a follow up to Automaticism, which we released last year as benefit record to help Niinuma cope with the loss of his home and studio after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011. Stylistically, these particular songs range from proto-techno tracks like “Anatawa Suguni” (1980) to post-punk ones like “Untitled 1” (1979) to a pure synthpop masterpiec..
Minimal Wave
mw039 - 2012

LP

Electropop


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The Potato Farm Tapes

OHAMA
"The Potato Farm Tapes"

Minimal Wave
mw038

(LP)

(Electropop)

2012

220.00 SEK

OHAMA "The Potato Farm Tapes"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw038]
Released: 2012

We’re proud to present an album by a good friend and very talented Canadian musician named Tona Ohama. Ohama was first featured on The Found Tapes compilation (2007) with “T.V.” and then on The Minimal Wave Tapes: Volume 1 (2010) with “My Time (Demo)” and most recently on The Minimal Wave Tapes: Volume 2 (2012) with “The Drum”, which was also selected and edited by J. Rocc. The Potato Farm Tapes is an album of his early output, featuring some songs from his first cassette entitled Midnite News (1982) and other rare tracks that only have only appeared on compilations thus far. We’re happy to be able to cull together the very best of these early tracks and release them cohesively as an album.The record is pressed on 180 gram clear red vinyl accompanied by an in depth Ohama interview by Brandon Hocura printed on the inner sleeve. Limited to 999 hand-numbered copies. -MW..
Minimal Wave
mw038 - 2012

LP

Electropop


220.00 SEK

Teenage Tapes

FELIX KUBIN
"Teenage Tapes"

Minimal Wave
mw037

(LP)

(Electrodadaism)

2012

220.00 SEK

FELIX KUBIN "Teenage Tapes"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw037]
Released: 2012

Minimal Wave is proud to present Teenage Tapes, an LP of selections from the early tape archives of Felix Kubin. The recordings span his adolescent years, when he was between 11 and 15 years old. He actually began playing music at 8 years old, when he studied piano, organ, and glockenspiel. In 1980, he acquired a Korg MS-20 synthesizer and his recordings took off from there. He began experimenting and recording a variety of tracks, adding his own bizarre lyrics to them. In 1982, he formed a band with Stefan Mohn called Die Egozentrischen 2. In 1984, they played a legendary live show at the Möbel Perdú in Hamburg, a small multifunctional gallery founded in the early 80s by a.o. Claudia Schneider-Esleben, who happened to be the sister of Florian Schneider (Kraftwerk). They were only 15 years old. Although Alfred Hilsberg of the notorious ZickZack label (Palais Schaumburg, Die Toedliche Doris, Einstuerzende Neubauten) had planned to release Felix Kubin’s early music in 1985, it took anoth..
Minimal Wave
mw037 - 2012

LP

Electrodadaism


220.00 SEK

Dust Under Brightness / Highway Dark Veins

IN AETERNAM VALE
"Dust Under Brightness / Highway Dark Veins"

Minimal Wave
mw036-12

(12")

(Techno)

2012

170.00 SEK

IN AETERNAM VALE "Dust Under Brightness / Highway Dark Veins"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw036-12]
Released: 2012

Minimal Wave is proud to present a 12” single from our French favorites, In Aeternam Vale. The single features the original unedited 12 minute version of hypnotic dancefloor track Dust Under Brightness (1988) accompanied by Highway Dark Veins (1987) on the flipside, a rare, cult 13 minute techno track. The record is pressed on 160 gram white vinyl, comes in a white hand stamped sleeve and is limited to 500 numbered copies. -MW..
Dust Under Brightness

IN AETERNAM VALE
"Dust Under Brightness"

Minimal Wave
mw036

(LP)

(Electropunk)

2012

220.00 SEK

IN AETERNAM VALE "Dust Under Brightness"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw036]
Released: 2012

Minimal Wave is proud to present a second volume of selections from our French favorites, In Aeternam Vale. Culled from a vast archive of recordings, these tracks were originally self-released on various cassettes by the band’s frontman Laurent Prot between 1985-1988. The sound ranges from early EBM / industrial to gristly coldwave to dark reverby guitar psychedelia. This record illustrates the stylistic range that, through experimentation and fearlessness, Laurent Prot and Pascal Aubert were capable of producing. To quote a review from In Aeternam Vale’s self-titled LP (2009) : “All the caustic, lazy, lowbrow/highbrow genius is there and even though the music is still raw, ramshackle and DIY-sounding, it’s produced and mastered like a MOTHERF***R!”. MW036 is a limited edition pressing of 999 hand-numbered copies, housed in matte heavy weight printed sleeve and black paper innersleeve. -MW..
Minimal Wave
mw036 - 2012

LP

Electropunk


220.00 SEK

Clean Tables Have To Be Burnt

HARD CORPS
"Clean Tables Have To Be Burnt"

Minimal Wave
mw035

(LP)

(Electropop)

2012

220.00 SEK

HARD CORPS "Clean Tables Have To Be Burnt"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw035]
Released: 2012

Minimal Wave is proud to present our 35th release, a full length LP release entitled “Clean Tables Have To Be Burnt” by UK legends Hard Corps, a band we’ve been long time admirers of. Aside from their releases on Survival and Polydor, Hard Corps gained some notoriety for their unique and uncompromising live shows throughout the 1980s. It was the juxtaposition between their hard edged industrial sound and the fragile and enigmatic vocals of French frontwoman Regine Fetet that created an unusual dichotomy, lending to their strength of character as a band and thus allowing them to stand out from the rest. A 12” white label, released by Survival Records, containing the hammering rhythmic attack of Dirty and the softer, melodic, pulse of Respirer (To Breathe) was circulated around London’s dance floors. In no time a wave of attention hit them and throughout 1984 and into 1985 they dominated the independent pop charts.John Peel championed them on his infamous late night Radio One show and th..
Minimal Wave
mw035 - 2012

LP

Electropop


220.00 SEK

Hunker

SCHEDELVRETER
"Hunker"

Minimal Wave
mw034

(10")

(Electrodadaism)

2012

160.00 SEK

SCHEDELVRETER "Hunker"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw034]
Released: 2012

We’re proud to announce our 34th release, a limited edition hand-silkscreened 10” release of Schedelvreter (which loosely translates as “Skull Gobbler”), the Dutch side project of brilliant minimal synth pioneer Danny Bosten, best known for his project Das Ding. The seven tracks were originally recorded in Danny’s home studio and self-released on a cassette entitled Hunker via his Tear Apart Tapes label in 1985. Unlike Das Ding, Schedelvreter is not pattern-based or sequenced, the synth sounds are hand played over a collage of found sounds. At the time, Danny was experimenting with a Crumar synth that was falling apart, and would sporadically create sounds that were like human voices. He created massive drum sounds by layering noise, using leftover four-track additions in reverse and some live drum recordings courtesy of his brother’s tapes. The end result feels narrative and filmic, like the sound track to an imaginary apocalyptic movie: bleak and desolate. -MW..
Minimal Wave
mw034 - 2012

10"

Electrodadaism


160.00 SEK

Orgelvärk

COMPILATION
"Orgelvärk"

Minimal Wave
mw033

(2xLP)

(Electropop)

2011

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COMPILATION "Orgelvärk"

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Label: Minimal Wave [mw033]
Released: 2011

Minimal Wave proudly presents a newly remastered vinyl edition of the cult Swedish cassette compilation Orgelvärk, subtitled “en stadig samling svensk synthmusik” – “a solid collection of Swedish synth music”. Orgelvärk is a compilation of Swedish synthpop, experimental and industrial music representative of the underground tape scene that thrived there in the 1980s. Many of the bands didn’t quite fit into one particular genre, and most remained unknown. They lived in small villages and were making what can be described as electronic folk music.Orgelvärk was originally compiled and released on cassette in 1986 by Tor Sigvardson, also known for his own musi- cal project 18:e Oktober and cassette label Neuköln. The vinyl edition includes five previously unreleased tracks which were submitted to Tor for the original 1986 cassette release but due to space limitations, never made it on there. All the audio has been remastered from the original tapes especially for vinyl by Tor himself. Limi..
Minimal Wave
mw033 - 2011

2xLP

Electropop


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Automaticism

SYMPATHY NERVOUS
"Automaticism"

Minimal Wave
mw032

(LP)

(Electropop)

2011

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SYMPATHY NERVOUS "Automaticism"

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Label: Minimal Wave [mw032]
Released: 2011

Sympathy Nervousis the project of Japanese artist Yosihumi Niinuma. Influenced by both classical and Krautrock, he began recording in 1979, and released several records on the highly covetedVanity label. He continued to record and self-release much of his work throughout the 80s and 90s. His sound is intelligent and probably the most unique minimal synth to come out of Japan. Exploring dystopian themes, his music is well balanced and beautifully recorded.Automaticism features songs Yosihumi Niinuma recorded between 1979-1981. Most were originally slated for a cassette release but never saw the light of day until now. When the Tsunami washed away the coast of Japan last March 2011, Niinuma lost everything: an entire lifetime of recordings, instruments, hand built sequencers, and even his home. Fortunately, he had sent us his audio masters prior to the disaster. This release is fully dedicated to him, in memory of all his lost recordings. The record is pressed on 180 gram ultra clear vin..
Minimal Wave
mw032 - 2011

LP

Electropop


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Cardiocleptomanie

PAS DE DEUX
"Cardiocleptomanie"

Minimal Wave
mw031

(LP)

(Electropop)

2011

220.00 SEK

PAS DE DEUX "Cardiocleptomanie"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw031]
Released: 2011

BACK IN STOCK! For our 31st release, Minimal Wave is proud to present Belgian pop trio Pas De Deux, best known for their participation in the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest. The group was formed in 1982 by Walter Verdin joined by Hilde van Roy and Dett Peyskens. They released two LPs and several singles along with some incredible video work produced by Verdin himself. Stylistically, their music is a bit post-punk and completely new wave with vocals reminiscent of the indie girl bands of the late 70s and early 80s. The slower tracks are quite dreamy, repetitive and hypnotic – resembling dream pop. The title track Cardiocleptomanie (originally released as a flexi-disc in 1983 and recently made available on V/A The Hidden Tapes) has been described as “a ‘less is more’ sum composed of drum machine, wood blocks and bongos, a few tasty minimal synth lines, and an overlay of repetitive female vocals that touch a Krafwerkian harmonic nerve.” The Cardiocleptomanie LP gathers the best of Pas De De..
Minimal Wave
mw031 - 2011

LP

Electropop


220.00 SEK

The Hidden Tapes

COMPILATION
"The Hidden Tapes"

Minimal Wave
mw030

(LP)

(Electropop)

2011

220.00 SEK

COMPILATION "The Hidden Tapes"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw030]
Released: 2011

BACK IN STOCK! A compilation of Minimal Wave from Around the World ‘79-‘85. The Hidden Tapes features rare, unreleased, and licensed tracks from as far as Japan and the former Yugoslavia. Most of the bands on this compilation recorded on 4-track tape in their bedroom studios while two of them went further to collaborate by sending tapes through the mail. The sounds on this record range from raw proto-industrial to naive danceable Belgradian new wave, to filmic synthesizer music to more complex, vocal-driven melodic synthpop. The Hidden Tapes presents songs from Danton’s Voice, Oskarova Fobija, The Fast Set, Sympathy Nervous, Pas De Deux, Unovidual + Tara Cross, SS-Say, Robert Lawrence + Mark Phillips, Kym Amps and Reservé, all lovingly remastered. Thanks to everyone involved in making this happen. Limited edition of 999 numbered copies, pressed on 180 gram vinyl, and housed in heavy printed jacket accompanied by inner jacket with photos and info. -MW..
Minimal Wave
mw030 - 2011

LP

Electropop


220.00 SEK

Cities Of Steel And Neon

IN TRANCE 95
"Cities Of Steel And Neon"

Minimal Wave
mw029

(LP)

(Electropop)

2011

220.00 SEK

IN TRANCE 95 "Cities Of Steel And Neon"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw029]
Released: 2011

Minimal Wave proudly presents Cities Of Steel And Neon, a compilation of early tape recordings by Greek electronic pioneers In Trance 95. In Trance 95 was formed by Alex Machairas and Nik Veliotis when they were just 18 years old. From its inception, the duo shaped their sound using portable analogue synthesizers and drum machines, becoming one of the first artists in the minimal synth / cold wave / EBM vein to come out of Greece in the 80s. They released two singles, one 12”, and one album as well as appearing on several compilations at the time. Now for the first time ever, songs from their vast archive of unreleased 4-track tape recordings have been made available.Cities Of Steel And Neon features material recorded between 1988-1989: the unreleased 4-track recordings, the highly lauded first single Desire To Desire / Brazilia, and a rare version of 21st Century European Temptation. The LP, an edition of 999 hand-numbered copies, is pressed on 180 gram black vinyl and housed in a mat..
Minimal Wave
mw029 - 2011

LP

Electropop


220.00 SEK

Hot Bip

PHILIPPE LAURENT
"Hot Bip"

Minimal Wave
mw028

(LP)

(Electropop)

2011

220.00 SEK

PHILIPPE LAURENT "Hot Bip"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw028]
Released: 2011

Minimal Wave is proud to present a full length LP by French mastermind Philippe Laurent. The LP is entitled Hot-Bip, a pseudonym Laurent used throughout the 80s and 90s and also the title of his 1983 cassette on Fraction Studio. Hot-Bip features tracks recorded between 1979-1988, most of which have either remained unreleased or only previously appeared on scarce 80s experimental cassette compilations. Laurent’s music can be described as spacey synthpop, containing much depth and range. It is edgy, political and pushes the limits, transforming his sound beyond one specific genre. Hints of classical influences as well as electro influences can be heard. Hot-Bip showcases Laurent’s best musical output from the 80’s and includes some very avant-garde pieces from as early as 1979. A limited edition of 999 hand-numbered copies, this LP is pressed on 180 gram, translucent red vinyl and housed in a black and white matte printed heavyweight sleeve. -MW..
Minimal Wave
mw028 - 2011

LP

Electropop


220.00 SEK

Synthesize

AUTUMN
"Synthesize"

Minimal Wave
mw027

(LP)

(Electropop)

2011

220.00 SEK

AUTUMN "Synthesize"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw027]
Released: 2011

BACK IN STOCK! The twenty-seventh release on Minimal Wave isAutumn‘s ‘Synthesize’ LP, selections from the bands best material. Autumn was the legendary project of Peter Bonne and Geert Coppens, two Belgian teenagers who started experimenting with the potentials of analog synthesizers during the late 70s and formed a band together soon after in 1980, quickly becoming one of the most truly visionary groups to emerge from the synth scene in Europe. The album is titled after theirSynthesizesingle which was recorded along with its b-side ‘The Third Autumn’ in 1981 in a professional 24 track studio in only 7 hours. Both songs became modest summer hits in Belgian dance clubs in 1982, and the release been highly sought after ever since. This album features ‘Synthesize’ and ‘The Third Autumn’, along with other cassette only favorites like ‘I Say You Hello’, ‘Not Afraid To Die’, and ‘Night In June’ (featured onAngular’s Cold Wave & Minimal Electronicscompilation in 2010). Considering how you..
Minimal Wave
mw027 - 2011

LP

Electropop


220.00 SEK

The Art Dance

RUINS
"The Art Dance"

Minimal Wave
mw025

(LP)

(Electropop)

2010

220.00 SEK

RUINS "The Art Dance"


Label: Minimal Wave [mw025]
Released: 2010

Minimal Wave proudly presents a full length LP by Ruins, an Italian electro-wave duo. Ruins formed in Mestre in 1978 with the intention of experimenting with electronic devices and mixed media. They mainly created music out of self-expression without any intention of joining the mainstream. Interested in multimedia, they had a strong visual aesthetic apparent via their album art, videos and projections. The classic hit ‘Fire’ is one of our favorites to date, so powerful with its great energy and beautiful production. It’s where Italo meets Minimal Wave. The Fire video is a must-see in order to grasp the full effect of the song. The LP entitled "The Art Dance" features a collection of songs, some previously released, others never released before pressed on 180 gram vinyl and housed in a glossy gatefold jacket lined with the band's history and photos accompanied by a lyrics insert sheet. -M.W...
Minimal Wave
mw025 - 2010

LP

Electropop


220.00 SEK

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