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Minimal Wave [Since 1979 Nothing Much Has Changed]

Minimal Wave [Since 1979 Nothing Much Has Changed]

Playing tracks by

Deux, Felix Da Housecat, Crash Course In Science, Crystal Castles, LCDsoundsystem and more.

I was listening both the new and the old Crystal Castles album and I was saying to myself 'hey you know what how can people call this new?’ It doesn’t sound much different from the stuff I am now obsessed with.

This obsession is Minimal Wave, the label and the genre. It's a kind of sound from late 70's to mid 80's that uses minimal layers, stripped down synth melodies, gothic sounding with moody lyrics.

The label Minimal Wave was founded a few years back by Veronica Vasicka who made a mission reissuing (on vinyl) forgotten tracks made by d-i-y bands from this period that uses nothing more than a couple of synthesizers. These bands released at best a handful of tracks, in part as a reaction to the commercial New Wave of that time, and some of them were only available on cassette tapes, before the label came along that is.

I’ve included a few current tracks to give a sense of perspective. to download

Spring 2010