April 23, 2011

Cold Waves + Minimal Electronics Volume One - Various

Primal obscuro minimal synth culled from time when analog synthesiser ruled dystopian contrete jungles. Unforgiving, by turns sinister, always lithe, sinewy and faithful to minimal synth's fundamental tenet: simplicity, never sacrificing raw emotion for complex arrangements. Limited sonic palette fleshed out with drum machine, flat-toned vocal, and occasional bass line. Sounds remarkably contemporary in Modern Witch-like hauntological outing vein. Proof that pop not only eats itself but throws it back up for second helpings.

 Overlooked in their day - at least in this parish - not soon forgotten.

Oddi wrth y brawd
everything counts, in small amounts

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