Robert Hood ‎– Minimal Nation

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One Touch 3:58
Museum 5:12
Ride 4:16
Acrylic 3:54
Unix 3:14
Rhythm 5:04
Station Rider E 4:36
The Pace 5:40

Versions (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AX-007 Robert Hood Minimal Nation(2x12") Axis AX-007 US 1994 Sell This Version
AX-X Robert Hood Minimal Nation(12", Promo) Axis AX-X US 1994 Sell This Version
AX-007 Robert Hood Minimal Nation(2x12", MP) Axis AX-007 US 1994 Sell This Version
AX-007 Robert Hood Minimal Nation(2x12", MP) Axis AX-007 US 1994 Sell This Version
AX-007 Robert Hood Minimal Nation(2x12", W/Lbl) Axis AX-007 US 1994 Sell This Version
M•P315 Robert Hood Minimal Nation(2x12") M-Plant M•P315 US 1999 Sell This Version
MP315 R. Hood* Minimal Nation(2x12", W/Lbl, Promo) M-Plant MP315 US 1999 Sell This Version
M.PM1 Robert Hood Minimal Nation(10xFile, WAV, Album) M-Plant M.PM1 US 2009
M.PM1LP, M.PM1 Robert Hood Minimal Nation(3x12", Album, RE, RM, Whi + CD, Album, RE, RM) M-Plant, M-Plant M.PM1LP, M.PM1 US 2009 Sell This Version
M.PM1 Robert Hood Minimal Nation(CD, Album, RE) M-Plant M.PM1 US 2009 Sell This Version
MPM1CD Robert Hood Minimal Nation(CD, Album, RE + CD, Mixed) M-Plant MPM1CD US 2009 Sell This Version

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martydabreak

martydabreak

March 21, 2015
referencing Minimal Nation, 2x12", MP, AX-007

The Best Mispress ever made. The First Tracks are Great Hard Kicking Techno tracks from Jeffs Legendary Dj Sets in the period at the Mid Nineties. Its Sad the Track: Psycho Thrill only Released digital :( not on Vinyl later in 2012. The second Record is Robert Hoods Excellent Minimal Nation Album.
kunoman

kunoman

November 19, 2012
referencing Minimal Nation, 2x12", AX-007
Back in the nineties this was way ahead of its time. One of the most influential albums of Techno.
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June 22, 2012
referencing Minimal Nation, 2x12", AX-007
Alongside Dan Bell no one else honed the efficient, minimal vibe so effectively. But listen closely and you can hear all the influences in there. Some of the songs sound like proper funk, just minimalized...
ivo303

ivo303

November 28, 2011
referencing Minimal Nation, 2x12", AX-007

the pace: pure hard raw funky detroit...thats trance !
marc23133

marc23133

August 27, 2009
referencing Minimal Nation, 2x12", MP, AX-007
There is also another version of this release, which has an extra track on one side (c ?); i have a white label of it, as well the original.

As an introduction to minimal techno, this double 12" is unsurpassed, many have tried to emulate it, no one has succeeded.

This was Rob Hood's first release following his departure - along with Mills - from Underground Resistance. It is doubtful that he intended to kick start another direction for techno to head off in, though is it hard to argue that, at the time, it certainly needed something to prevent it's descent into loud and relentless boring jackhammer 4/4ness.

Personally, I think the "moveable parts, vol.1." ep is a far superior release...

cheers, marc.
ultrasound

ultrasound

July 18, 2009
referencing Minimal Nation, 3x12", Album, RE, RM, Whi + CD, Album, RE, RM, M.PM1LP, M.PM1

The year was 1994. Something was mutating in the music from the Bladerunner-esque city at the top of the Mid-West: the hitherto string-laden albeit abstracted futurism of techno was corroding down to something which was closer to the frame of its chassis. It was this LP - and it became a marker of a turning point in techno music at least. In the context of a new millennium some newish things become apparent: 1. Some of it is not very 'minimal'. ['Internal Empire' is actually a lot starker and sinister than this LP, not to decry 'Minimal Nation' for *not* having those qualities to any great extent.] Also, don't be surprised by the odd lush pad sequence to well up over the trackiness. 2. It's _extremely_ funky. If you know the theory of 'on-the-one', Test it here. This is black future Funk with a capital 'F'. 3. Even though it doesn't really sound dated in 2009 - it's very evidently from a different era: the analogue atmosphere is very palpable. You can almost smell it. [You can certainly hear the hum of the cheapo recorder this was finished on]. And there's circumstantial evidence everywhere of the VCOs and diodes used to make this LP - one track is titled 'SH101'. In my view, this remains a milestone - don't miss it [again].
Battle

Battle

September 8, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Minimal Nation, 2x12", AX-007

Absolutely right, this album is one of the fixpoints in techno history. Museum with its Hood typicaly strings is so deep, never heard again. Ride and Station Rider E are two tracks of the same topic, like one is the remix of the other. So he putted them on separate records to mix them together. Try it, you can create a mindblowing ride into eternity - everytime different.
suenomartino

suenomartino

July 23, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Minimal Nation, 2x12", MP, AX-007
The Mills mispress record sounds like it was recorded in his New York/Limelight phase after he left Underground Resistance in 1992. Hard-hitting techno ala Waveform Transmissions Vol 1.