Doric - Sleep Of Reason

Peripheral Minimal is welcoming Doric to their quarters.

Doric is the moniker of the purist, Stathis Leontiadis (Human Puppets, Exetix, Plexiglas). Being involved in various avant garde/new wave music projects since 1996, intrigued by the ‘all’ analogue mentality of the late ’70s – early ’80s music field, he is passionately committed to vintage synths and machines, creating a very distinctive and specific style and considered by many as a “specialist”.

On this release,the main subject of the record is creative interplay. The first side (the “Asleep”side), includes songs, written by the artist alone, using sleep as a metaphor of loneliness and seclusion from the oppressive, everyday society that smothers anything unique under the struggle of daily routine. However, on the second side, Doric mutes his skeptic, internal monologue for a bit and collaborates with two very talented and like-minded artists, Pascal and Valisia Odell. Pascal (Foucault, Noisetoy, Ludmilla) is an ingenius multi-instrumentalist and an old friend of Doric and Valisia Odell (Phoenix Catscratch, Strawberry Pills, Father Breath) is one of the most charismatic voices in Greece, with a very distinctive and enchanting vocal hue.This friendship results to the second side (the “Awaken” side), a critical view of what our society translates into artistic and life success in general. A simplified formula that often leads to bury our most creditable truths, in order to become a pattern, easily readable and understandable by the masses.The overall essence of this record however concludes to a rather optimistic dream of a utopian reality,where everyone can create unobscured. The value of each effort can only be appreciated through time.

Limited to 300, black copies with the distinctive “Doric” handmade artwork,a homage to the D.I.Y. Ethos, an infusion from the past but a promise of a future.

Posted on August 29th, 2016 under Releases, ,

Oppenheimer MKII - Another Nightmare

Oppenheimer Mk II is Andy Oppenheimer and Mahk Rumbae. Andy Oppenheimer – Singer, songwriter and formerly one-half of 1980s synth-pop duo Oppenheimer Analysis, one of the leading bands of the ‘minimal synth’ scene, and inspiration behind the Minimal Wave label.

Mahk Rumbae – Electronic musician and producer known for his work with long-running UK industrial/experimental band Konstruktivists. Andy and Mahk joined forces after performing together at Vienna’s legendary electronic music venue Rhiz in April 2012, and discovering a shared love for for 1960s pop and 1980s synth music.

After their debut album ‘The Presence of the Abnormal’, released in 2013, and the Line of Sight EP released in 2015, the band return with a new single ‘Another Nightmare’ on Peripheral Minimal. The two songs ‘Another Nightmare’ and ‘The Presence of the Abnormal’ were originally featured on their debut album, and now this new single gives these complete new versions of these two songs a new lease of life as well as being available on vinyl for the first time.

Limited Edition 7″ / Digital Album

Posted on August 3rd, 2016 under Releases, ,

Paradox Obscur - Anacrusis

Peripheral Minimal is proud to announce the forthcoming, Paradox Obscur album. ‘Anacrusis’ – now available for pre-order. This is their second album and their first on a full-length LP.

‘Anacrusis’ is a massive dark monument full of analog tendencies to conquer the dancefloor… an album of complex Coldwave and Minimal Synth. Rapidly becoming a cult act, this album will surely become a classic of it’s genre, and will hopefully please new and current fans of the band. Another milestone for Rhodes’ finest.

Paradox Obscur use only hardware synthesizers and everything is performed and recorded in real time without the use of software.

Limited edition of 300 copies.

Posted on January 16th, 2016 under Releases, ,

Mad Masks - Self titled

Peripheral Minimal is proud to present the début physical album by mysterious French act ‘Mad Masks’

‘Mad Masks’ originate from the French Alps, and consist of members ‘Zio Voodoo’ and ‘Dominique Stela’. The band started in 2013 to record music inspired by dark soundtracks.

Their sound is a mélange of slowly moving atmospheric heavily processed guitar and looping continuous drum-machine, with darkly Gothic overtones. Think of early recordings on cult UK label 4AD, combined with chilling post-punk dirges, and you’d be halfway there. ‘Mad Masks’, are a genre onto themselves perhaps, as direct categorisation would be near impossible. The accompanying videos to their tracks are from obscure or forgotten Horror films from the 1960s / 70s, occultism, religious fanaticism and fantastical mythical creatures feature heavily, betraying their influences. The album is sure to find itself becoming a cult classic and a must-have for anyone into unsettling and uneasy music.

The album is limited to 200 copies housed in a jewel-case and comes with two badges.

Posted on December 31st, 2015 under Releases, ,

Exhibit I

Peripheral Minimal is proud to present, ‘Exhibit I’, a download compilation of Peripheral Minimal artists, as well as friends, allies and acts we admire! All 15 tracks for only £2!!!

A distinct compilation that encompasses, Minimal Synth, Experimental Electronics, Coldwave and Post-Punk.

Listen and download here.

Posted on December 23rd, 2015 under Releases,