Nine Circles - ‘Twinkling Stars’
Ruth are the featured artist on the snazzy new Minimal Wave Records site. You can buy their 25th Anniversary Deluxe Special Edition Reissue of Polaroïd/Roman/Photo from Minimal Wave by clicking the image of Dan Devine above…
the cosmos is all there ever was…
Uncut Magazine, Dec 2010
Minimal Synth scene report inc. releases from Angular, Minimal Wave and Mannequin Records.
“Dolorous” - what a great word :-)
RUTH - ‘Polaroïd/Roman/Photo’ (25th Anniversary Deluxe Special Edition Reissue)
After the acclaim and success of the ‘Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics’ compilation earlier this year, we are proud to announce the release of a 25th Anniversary Deluxe Special Edition reissue from one of the artists featured on this collection. Ruth’s ‘Polaroïd/Roman/Photo’ was consistently noted as one of the standout tracks from the comp, which received glowing reviews across the board; e.g. Pitchfork – 8.2, NME – 8/10, Vice – 9/10.
This wasn’t the case the first time around though. Originally released on Paris Records in 1985 Ruth’s LP sold just 50 copies and was relegated to obscurity until the track “Polaroïd/Roman/Photo” started appearing on bootlegs and compilations in the early 00’s, slowly becoming the cult synth pop classic it is nowadays. An original copy goes for upwards of £300 on ebay and Ruth are a shining light from an oft forgotten music scene that is becoming increasingly influential today.
The deluxe limited edition - on transparent scarlet heavyweight vinyl - features a 12 page booklet of lyrics and photos plus download codes for a digital version of the album which includes six bonus tracks.
Released 22nd November. Click the picture to pre-order!
I’m DJ’ing at the fantastic Offset Festival next weekend in the Experimental Circle Club tent after the mighty Charles de Goal. Click on the above picture for a taste of what cold guitar and/or minimal synth pop delights might be played.
Charles de Goal - ‘Exposition’
Taken from their 1981 debut ‘Algorythmes’. Enjoy!
COLD WAVES AT NUMBER ONE IN CHARTS! -
Fantastic music website ‘The Quietus’ has compiled their list of the best compilations, re-issues and live albums of the year so far. And guess who’s at number one?
Yep, keep it cold kids…
Quietus Magazine Feature -
Click the above link for an interview with Wierd Records’ Pieter Schoolwerth. Words by Kev Kharas.
”Earlier this year, London’s Angular Recording Corporation released a compilation album entitled Cold Waves And Minimal Electronics. Profiling an analogue (rather than digital) synthpop music conjured into being by an obscured, disconnected constellation of young people living largely in the suburbs and small towns of 1980s continental Europe, the story of the record, of the acts whose music features on it and the contrasts it draws when set against today’s new music are all, I think, hugely interesting.
These are not tales I intend to tell myself, however - for that I have enlisted the help of Wierd Records owner Pieter Schoolwerth, who - in tandem with Angular’s Joe Daniel - gave much sweat to the cause of its compilation. His answers here are similarly exhaustive, dedicated and erudite, and are voluminous enough without the weight of my musings, though it’s worth asserting at this stage that Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics exists and so impresses largely because other things no longer do.”
NEEDLE EXCHANGE II : MINIMAL WAVE RECORDS -
Another great mix for Self-Titled by Minimal Wave Records founder Veronica Vasicka. Pitchfork say:
“One of the coolest things that Minimal Wave Tapes accomplishes is how nicely it frames the current synth-pop renaissance, reinforcing the idea that there’s room in the garage for sequencers and Korgs as well as guitars and drums…”
Go ahead and GO >