Paradox Obscur - Noir

Rhodes’ finest exponents of Minimal Synth and Coldwave return with a highly limited tape before a full LP release in the new year. 4-tracks of 80′s tinged synthwave that is simultaneously accessible and darkly melancholic.

Hurry, the cassette is strictly limited to 50 copies!

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Posted on February 28th, 2015 under Releases, ,

Retrospettiva Vol​.​2

Following on from, ‘Retrospettiva: 2004 -2014′, Italian act Hidden Place re-imagine and rework 9 tracks from their previous four albums, and includes an unreleased track from 2008 and a brand new recording entitled, ‘Alla Mostra Dei Costruttivisti’, highlighting a change in direction, one that encompasses a more angular post-punk sound, whilst still retaining their trademark icy synth refrains.

Hidden Place remain steadfastly anti-genre, refusing to give in to trends, which makes them stand-out in a crowd of an oft diluted ‘scene’. Although their influences can be heard, ranging from early O.M.D. to Clan Of Xymox (amongst other 4AD sounds), through to other Italian darkwave acts such as Die Form and The Frozen Autumn, they continue to defy categorisation or jumping on any kind of cliched ‘Bandwagon’.

Released on CD in an edition of 200.

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Posted on January 26th, 2015 under Releases,

Paradox Obscur

Paradox Obscur’s debut self-titled album is now available for pre-order on Peripheral Minimal, presented in a jewelcase CD and limited to just 200 copies, with artwork by Frantz Schlusselhuber.

Paradox Obscur hail from Rhodes and feature members, ‘Kriistal Ann’ and ‘Toxic Razor’, they pride themselves, “on using exclusively, real hardware synthesizers & drum machines”. Soundwise they create unique Minimal Synth and Coldwave that can be compared to fellow Greek acts, ‘Selofan’ and ‘Human Puppets’, drawing on melancholic synthscapes and early eighties Coldwave.

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Posted on September 1st, 2014 under Releases, ,

This Desolation

Peripheral Minimal is proud to announce the forthcoming 7” by Irish duo KuBO, who consist of: Aidan Casserly (also of synth act Empire State Human), and Brian O’Malley (also of Polydroid).

This will be the first vinyl release by the band, after the initial tape single I Dream Electric, on Manchester based label Vocoder Tapes.

KuBO pay homage to Cubo-Futurism, the early 20th Century Russian art movement which concerned itself with contemporary concepts of the future and the technological triumph of humanity over nature. KuBO’s futuristic synth stylings perfectly fit their nom de guerre.

For lazy comparisons think of 80s synth protagonists, O.M.D and Depeche Mode or even Associates, owing to Aidan’s beautifully soaring soulful vocals. But KuBO are more than that, they create wonderfully melancholic Minimal Synth, that’s highly emotive, able to fill dance floors and act as cerebral fodder simultaneously. A full length album will follow this release in the not too distant future. Plug in and tune out, you won’t be disappointed.

Includes unlimited streaming of This Desolation via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Posted on August 5th, 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.

Listen and order here.

Posted on June 17th, 2014 under Releases, ,