a compilation of minimal wave from around the world (1980-1991), the bedroom tapes features rare, unreleased, and licensed tracks all the way from belgium to australia to japan. the bedroom tapes excitedly marks minimal wave’s 66th release and is a follow up in the series to the lost tapes, the found tapes, the hidden tapes and of course the minimal wave tapes.
we are proud to present two classic minimal wave tracks which have been on heavy rotation for years now, “computer bank” and “like i am, comme je suis” remixed by the floor (veronica vasicka & karl o’connor).
a compilation of minimal wave from around the world (1980-1991), the bedroom tapes features rare, unreleased, and licensed tracks all the way from belgium to australia to japan. the bedroom tapes excitedly marks minimal wave’s 66th release and is a follow up in the series to the lost tapes, the found tapes, the hidden tapes and of course the minimal wave tapes. the twelve artists on this compilation mostly recorded their music onto 4-track tape in their bedroom studios. the sounds on this record range from german new wave to experimental electronic, to early industrial body music from the swedish countryside, to dreary melodic minimal synth. the theme is music recorded in the bedroom for listening in the bedroom. the bedroom tapes presents songs from pink elln, karen marks, disque omo, vorgruppe, iham/echo, perfect mother, arvid tuba, subject, denial, unovidual, aural indifference, and autumn all lovingly remastered. limited edition of 999 numbered copies, pressed on 180 gram vinyl, and housed in heavy printed jacket accompanied by printed inner jacket with artists photos and info. thank you to all the artists and friends for support in making this happen.
minimal wave releases teenage tapes, an lp of selections from the early tape archives of felix kubin!
pressed on 180 gram black vinyl, printed on a heavy matte sleeve and presented with an innersleeve of drawings and lyrics in both german and english text. six of the twelve tracks on this album have never been released before.
swedish wave.... yep...and its very good...! next level tape digging realised on vinyl by nyc s minimal wave.
limited edition of 999 hand-numbered copies, pressed on 160 gram vinyl and presented in a matte gatefold jacket with a letter from tor ccompanied by further information on the bands.
oh boy.... mw are really spoiling us with the crazy electronics, following on from the recent philippe laurent release, this time its a japanese pioneer whos music has been lovingly restored, and just in time, by all accounts (read below). another classic on minimal wave, delivered on transparent vinyl.
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. laurents 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 80s 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.
the twenty-seventh release on minimal wave is autumns >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. a hand-numbered, limited edition pressing on 180 gram clear green vinyl housed in a heavy printed gloss jacket.
now available on cd!!! 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 dantons voice, oskarova fobija, the fast set, sympathy nervous, pas d deux, unovidual + tara cross, ss-say, robert lawrence + mark phillips, kym amps and reserve, all lovingly remastered.