Another uncovering of tainted treasure
Various Artists - The Minimal Wave Tapes Volume Two

Another something for the electronic enthusiast from the Minimal Wave crew. Cobbling together fourteen tracks of rare material, predominantly from the mid-Eighties. Back then, the genre was just beginning to pick up steam and this set, for the most part, is burdened with drum machines and spaced out or crude synth riffs. There are exceptions, with Class Info and Subject promoting more imagination and adventure with leanings towards the darkwave scene. Evidencing the dating effect, stand out track is 2004’s ‘The Sleep Room’ by Geneva Jacuzzi, with a measure more refinement. All that said, you enthusiasts will salivate over another uncovering of tainted treasure.


Words by TC

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