Holy Strays- Pathless March x Seance

Holy Strays’ new single for Atelier Ciseaux reveals a different side of the young producer’s approach. Having privileged complex patterns and layers of drums and percussions on his debut EP ‘Chasm’ for Demand Vinyl last fall, ‘Pathless March’ x ‘Seance’ find the Paris-based musician experimenting with a more classical instrumentation, including guitar and piano, and more straight-forward structures revealing a growing desire to refine his sound.

After sharing stages with artists as diverse as Braids, Robedoor, Forest Swords and Lapalux, and remixing Dublin-based rising rapper Rejjie Snow and Canadian minimal rock outfit SUUNS within a few months, Sebastien Forrester (aka Holy Strays) seems to have been seeking for a balance between epic beat-driven tracks and subtle environmental soundscapes. This new attempt highlights his pursuit of a new kind of folkloric music that would reflect his own environment.

‘Pathless March’ and ‘Seance’ were born on a recent trip to southern Brittany. The ‘visual single’ that follows is based on the context the songs were created in, after a trip to the old submarine base in St Nazaire. From this very particular moment arose the idea to constitute a testimony and share it with the listener to create a common experience.

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Posted on June 28th, 2014 under Releases, ,

77tm - Spam

Arising from the underground of Neukölln in Berlin, this Polish-Danish duo brings pulsating beats and bass lines together with vintage synthesizers and analog drum machines, as well as self-customized and bended low-bit instruments. 77™ takes a conceptually different approach to each release, which usually is visually supported by experimental videos/animations.

Their remix for Millimetric’s “Negative Leaders” EP has been released on Space Factory Records.

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Posted on June 25th, 2014 under Releases, ,

Alles - Post

Debut album of this minimal-electro-pop project from Łódź (Poland).

Cassette limited to 100 copies. Includes a button.

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Posted on June 23rd, 2014 under Releases, ,

To Feed A Neon Forest

To Feed A Neon Forest is the project of English born, Finnish based musician, DJ and producer Alec Kyle Sibbald.

Starting out as both a musician in various punk and no-wave bands and a disco and Italo DJ, Alec was very active in the music and DJ-scene of Brighton England.

After moving to Helsinki Finland, Alec found himself in a new country without his close circle of musical friends and decided to start creating music on his own, manifesting his love of no-wave, post punk, minimal synth and Italo-disco into To Feed A Neon Forest.

The songs are romantically melancholy, telling stories of frustration, love, loss and indifference sung in a deep apathetic tone, musically accompanied by complex, minimal uptempo compositions all performed on various 80’s synthesizers and drum machines.

Currently To Feed A Neon Forest is working on a live set with other musicians with the intention of playing as a band and bringing the energy and no-wave punk ethos of the music to the live performance.

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Posted on June 21st, 2014 under Releases, ,

Retrospettiva: 2004 - 2014

Peripheral Minimal is proud to announce the forthcoming release by HIDDEN PLACE ‘Retrospettiva: 2004 – 2014′ the best of! Containing 3 tracks from each album and a bonus unreleased remix.

Italian act Hidden Place create a perfect mix of Minimal Synth and Coldwave, ranging in influence from early Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark / Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode to clan of xymox and mid-80s 4AD stylings.

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Posted on June 17th, 2014 under Releases, ,