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V.A. - Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics Vol.1 - CD

Format CD
SKU S114956
Release Date Feb 12, 2013
€15.90
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This is the RE-RELEASE of a compilation, that was first out 2 years ago, but sold out extremely fast!
Without exageration, we can say that this is one of the nicest compiled Cold Wave/Minimal Electro
releases EVER! Put together by New York's Wierd Records founder Pieter Schoolwerth and Angular's
Joe Daniel, this album chronicles the secret underground cult genres of cold wave and minimal wave,
which mostly originated from continental Europe between the years 1981-1985.
Nowadays the computer has largely replaced traditional analogue machines as the dominant generator
of synthetic sounds. This release is to revive the frosty 'cold' sounds of the minimal electronic groups
of the early 1980s. Active largely in small towns and isolated, non-metropolitan areas of France, Germany,
Italy, Belgium, and The Netherlands, the first wave of minimal electronic groups functioned at the time as
a raw, aggressive, affirmative antidote to the superficial excesses of commercial new wave.
Using analogue synthesizers, sequencers, and drum machines the 'minimal synth' artists successfully
combined the sounds of the German electronic bands of the 60s and 70's (Amon Duul, Neu, Faust, Can)
with the seminal early industrial bands largely active in the UK (Throbbing Gristle, SPK, Cabaret Voltaire)
to produce a new form of electropop that went on to be crucially influential on European and American
pop and dance music of the late 80's and early 90's (Italo, New Beat, EBM).
Containing songs that have only been available up to now on ultra rare 7”s, lost radio sessions and MC
tapes, as well as never before seen photos and extensive sleeve notes about the genre. ‘Cold Waves
and Minimal Electronics Vol.1’ is here to teach us all a thing or two about the history of electronic music
the world over.
 
Artists/Tracks:
01 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL - Figures
02 NINE CIRCLES - Twinkling Stars
03 LINEAR MOVEMENT - Night In June
04 OPERA MULTI STEEL - Ils S'eloigent
05 BAL PARÉ - Palais d'Amour
06 ELEVEN POND - Watching Trees
07 THE VYLLIES - Babylon
08 END OF DATA - Dans Votre Monde
09 THE ACTOR - Lights
10 AUSGANG VERBOTEN - Consumer
11 JEUNESSE D'IVOIRE - A Gift Of Tears
12 OTO - Anyway
13 RUTH - Polaroïd/Roman/Photo
14 STEREO - Somewhere In The Night
15 THE NEON JUDGEMENT - The Fashion Party
16 LAND OF GIANTS - Cannibal Dolls
17 DAYS OF SORROW – Travel

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