Im Namen Des Volkes - Aus Den Anti​-​Imperialistischen Tagebuchern

Peripheral Minimal is proud to announce the forthcoming album, ‘Aus Den Anti-Imperialistischen Tagebüchern’, by In Namen Des Volkes.

INDV is the brainchild of Hamburg resident Matthias Schuster (also of Bal Paré, Das Institut, Geisterfahrer and others), and creates a more heavy-weight style of Minimal Synth in the spirit of D.A.F., or even early Front 242. The tracks were taken directly off cassettes and reworked with added vocals, whilst maintaining the original 80s recording techniques of 4-track and purely analogue instrumentation, strictly no plug-ins or digitalism here!

Matthias has been actively producing complex synthetic sounds since the late 1970s, having released seminal albums and singles on respected labels such as, Plastic Frog, Minimal Wave and Medical Records. His passion for all things analogue seems to be irrepressible, devoting a considerable amount of time to myriad projects each with their own unique qualities and sonics. He musically switches from Neue Deutsche Welle stylings, to Minimal Synth and proto-EBM with great dexterity and a rare continuing dedication.

Digipak CD / Digital Album

Posted on September 18th, 2016 under Releases, ,

Wiedergaben Vol. 1

Here’s Wiedergaben Vol. 1 featuring an edit of Kirlian Camera from Room 506 with a track from Stonith.

Digital Album

Posted on September 16th, 2016 under Releases, , , ,

Zanye East vs Cyborgs on Crack

Cyborgs On Crack is a Croatian “one-man-band” started in 2010 by Domagoj Krsic. Originally started as a self proclaimed “industrial” band with a goal to try and create music that barely resembled music, COC has evolved into a band that combines high energy dance music with catchy synth pop melodies, mutated sound textures, bizarre samples, and has been compared to bands such as New Order and Severed Heads. Cyborgs On Crack also produces psychedelic computer animations that add visual elements to the recordings.

Zanye East is one among the plethora of monickers and stage names used by Zane Michael O’Brien, A&R, and head of ESCC9 Escape Sirius Cybernetics Corporation. Zane has recorded twenty six full length LPs under aliases Fauxmusica, Sacred Star (Collaboration with Gus Maiden and Lauren James), CyberChrist&Crucifixion (Collaboration with David Atlas), a three piece band, Folding Pyramid (backed by Zevan Rosser and Leah Christopherson), as well as his DJ and remix craftmanship under his IXΘΥΣ pseudonym.

He has lived in places such as Indonesia, Bangkok, Singapore, New York City, San Francisco, Atlanta, and moonlighting as an English teacher in Istanbul, Turkey. He has offered and been offered productions and remixes from various affiliated artists Enix Inri, A V G V S T, Central Asian Nervous Systems, Argon Cowboy, PrismViews, ▼RIL Y▲ and Cyborgs On Crack.

Digital Album

Posted on September 14th, 2016 under Releases, , ,

Automelodi / Xarah Dion

Producer, composer, songwriter, Montreal’s Xarah Dion works on the verge of minimal wave. Dion’s well-received first LP Le Mal Nécessaire (2014) brought her to widely tour Europe.

The Automelodi project is elevated beyond a brilliant work of post modern electronic music to become a true stand-out within the broader context of popular music.

Split 7″

Posted on September 12th, 2016 under Releases, , ,

Bézier – Cosmologist

Honey Soundsystem is pleased to release ‘Cosmologist’, the latest offering from our Resident DJ: Robert Yang aka Bézier. A multi-instrumentalist, Robert was trained in saxophone starting at age 10, before moving onto a Fender Telecaster after high school. After being exposed to Southern California rave culture in the late 90s, he moved onto DJing and collecting records. By the time he planted his roots in San Francisco in 2005, Robert had built an impressive analog synth-based studio, which also serves as the creative hub for his riveting live performances.

‘Cosmologist’ explores Robert’s personal universe with three tracks that connect his varied musical lineages. “Cosmos”, a celebration of the late 80s/early 90s KIIS FM universe, is built around an infectious freestyle hook that morphs into a seven minute tour of intersecting styles. “Ether” begins as gothic night-driving electro, but breaks into fantasy-scapes inspired by Italo and 1980s Japanese anime theme songs. The final track, “d. Quelle”, clocks in at over 11 minutes, incorporating bebop jazz solos drawn from his early exposure to improvisation techniques by Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, and Stan Getz. All songs have been mixed by Mark Pistel (Meat Beat Manifesto, Consolidated) at Room 5, San Francisco and EQed for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios.

Vinyl EP

Posted on September 10th, 2016 under Releases, ,