AD (6) ‎– Conspiracy

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Diamond Age ‎– AD 22957
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
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Tracklist

A1 12-Bar-64 1:04
A2 Feeling 2:50
A3 Watch Out 2:15
A4 Heaven 2:48
A5 Instrumentals 2:35
A6 Take Your Time 2:30
A7 Dumb Girl 2:05
B1 Conspiracy 5:30
B2 She Cares 1:32
B3 Angel 2:12
B4 Faltering Steps 2:55
B5 EEG EGG 2:11
B6 Merry Andrew 2:30

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Limited Edition 500
(P)&(C) 1979 Janek Alexander + Kevin Devie

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limulysis

limulysis

February 21, 2017
edited 7 months ago
I agree with the previous reviewer's comments in that this album only has two tracks with a "Minimal Synth" sound, but to state it is not a "Minimal Synth" record is a contradiction in terms. "Minimal Synth" was (and is) not considered a musical genre in the strictest sense of the term. (There is still no official genre category provided by Discogs - unlike Coldwave now.) Many "Minimal Synth" releases from this era were only singles and for those bands that released an entire album, sometimes only one track could be considered "minimal synth". Another example like this release is from the band Scatterbrains ( https://www.discogs.com/Scatterbrains-Musical-Marriage/release/1354356 ) in which only one track would be considered "Minimal Synth". Because of the inherent singularity in the creation/production of "minimal synth" style tracks in the early 80's, any release that contains at least one of example of this very unique sound can be considered a "Minimal Synth" recording in my opinion.
powerpopular

powerpopular

February 14, 2017
This is not a Minimal Synth record, "Conspiracy" and "Eeg Egg" are the stereotypically Minimal Synth tracks on the LP, the rest is moderately quirky DIY/New Wave pop. Honestly, an enormous amount of Minimal Synth 'classic LPs' aren't stereotypical Minimal Synth at all, but, like this album, eccentric New Wave pop... Naturally this isn't true of ALL 'classics' of the genre (Autumn, Dark Day, The Limit, Obscure By Degrees, for example), rather a disproportionately large percent. I find it funny, the perception of 'seriousness' believed to be inherent in many of these acts material, though, when actually heard, reveal a few highly unique wayward singularities, but are in no way endemic of the remaining 99% of an act's output. Perception of truth is different than actual truth...the imbalance between the two results in disappointment and backlash.
playtheace

playtheace

July 11, 2013
Hmm a Minimal Synth classic...although not much synth on it!