MINIMAL COMPACT - CREATION IS PERFECT
Creation is Perfect: an album of new versions of classic tracks by a classic band - and yet so much more besides…
Formed in Amsterdam in 1980, Minimal Compact were part of the original post-punk explosion. The band developed a unique mix of propulsive rhythms, spacious bass lines, rich keyboard textures, mesmeric guitar lines, and vocal melodies with a Middle-Eastern inflection. They sounded like nothing that had gone before. The band gained a reputation for energetic, unpredictable, intense shows.
Now they have reconvened, together with producer and long-time collaborator Colin Newman ( Wire), to finally capture their music in its true brilliance. Several of the band's signature songs have been re-recorded using a mix of live recordings and studio tooled performances. The result is an album that radiates vitality and sheer class.
Highlights include live favourite ‘Statik Dancin'' with its barbed hooks and irresistible groove. The bright, tender optimism of ‘My Will' is especially moving, with Spigel's vocal at the fore. Then there is ‘Take Me Away', with its tightly coiled hypnotic guitar lines edging towards mania. The album climaxes with a brand new song, ‘Holy Roller'.
Creation is Perfect is a timely reminder of what an essential and forward-thinking unit Minimal Compact are. You may be familiar with these songs, but you've never heard them sound as strong as this before.
When Minimal Compact are apart, the various members are restlessly creative. They release solo albums, have art exhibitions, present radio shows, collaborate with other artists, DJ, tour, run record labels... But when those five individuals get back together, something magical happens - and it's happening again.
Creation is Perfect is an album of power and depth that demands repeated plays. Crackling with energy and immediacy, this is the sound of a band reaching a new level of creativity.
01. STATIK DANCIN'
02. TAKE ME AWAY
04. RAGING SOULS
05. NOT KNOWING
06. MY WILL
07. THE WELL
08. HOLY ROLLER
Rock & Pop