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.

Listen and order here.

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, ,