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Minimal Compact - Raging Souls

(180g Vinyl LP)

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Reissued for the first time on the format since the mid-80's, the four studio albums and live album from groundbreaking and influential art-rock/new wave band Minimal Compact are now available on 180 gram vinylOriginally from Tel-Aviv, Minimal Compact emerged into the European new-wave scene after relocating to Amsterdam in the early eighties. Their first self-titled 12" released in 1981 (produced by Dick Polack of Mecano fame with Marc Hollander aka Aksak Maboul and founder of Crammed Records) was a refreshing take on contemporary new wave and post-punk led by their underground hit "Statik Dancin."

First Impression was reached, but their true breakthrough was made a year later with the debut full-length, One By One, also produced by Polack and Hollander, and exploring a distinguished Middle-Eastern sonic flavor with an angular and poignant guitar sound intersecting with hazy vocals, mostly notable on such tracks as "Babylonian Tower" and "Orkha Bamidbar (The Wandering Song)." Their second full album, Deadly Weapons, released in 1984 and produced by Gilles Martin and Peter Principle of Tuxedomoon, found Minimal Compact climbing independent charts with their 12" single "Next One Is Real" which was released in the U.S. by Wax Trax Records and gained heavy airplay on the alternative and new wave clubs with the single's B-side: An extended remix by Dick O'Dell, founder of Y Records and dance-punk visionary man.

Their 1985 release and third album overall, Raging Souls, was produced by Colin Newman (Wire) and saw Minimal Compact reaching new heights with the ethereal and somber 4AD-like singles "My Will" and "When I Go" which later appeared on the award-winning Wings of Desire film, directed by Wim Wenders.

Features:
• Third album from the groundbreaking and influential art-rock/new wave pressed on 180g vinyl
• Includes the singles "My Will" and "When I Go" (appeared on the award-winning Wings of Desire film, directed by Wim Wenders)
• First time reissued on vinyl since 1984
• Available for the first time in the USA
• Produced by Colin Newman (Wire)
• Tip-on jacket with original artwork
• Limited to 500 units (worldwide)

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