Robert Hood ‎– Minimal Nation

Axis ‎– AX-007
2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP


A1 One Touch 3:58
A2 Museum 5:12
B1 Ride 4:16
B2 Acrylic 3:54
C1 Unix 3:14
C2 Rhythm 5:04
D1 Station Rider E 4:36
D2 The Pace 5:40

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  • Producer, Mixed By, Other [Minimalized By]Robert Hood


All tracks mixed, produced and minimalized at M-Plant Studio - Detroit for Axis Records.
US pub. Millsart/BMG-Ariola.

"Rhythm" samples a vocodered voice snippet from a Yellow Magic Orchestra track, "Technopolis".

Copies with inconsistencies in labels exist. One of which both discs have labels of EP2 and another which has labels on wrong sides of EP1.
Some copies contain 4 tracks by 'Jeff Mills' at 45 RPM on 'EP1' of the 2 x 12'' release instead of the 4 tracks by 'Robert Hood' that appear on the other copies.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side): AX 007-A MUSIC FOR THE PROGRESSIVE
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side): AX 007-B NSC
  • Matrix / Runout (C Side): AX 007-C NSC
  • Matrix / Runout (D Side): AX 007-D NSC

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MPM01CDJP Robert Hood Minimal Nation(CD, Album, RE + CD, Mixed + S/Edition) M-Plant MPM01CDJP Japan 2009 Sell This Version
M.PM1 Robert Hood Minimal Nation(CD, Album, RE) M-Plant M.PM1 US 2009 Sell This Version
MP315 R. Hood* Minimal Nation(2x12", W/Lbl) M-Plant MP315 US 1999 Sell This Version
AX-007 Robert Hood Minimal Nation (2x12", EP, Tra) Axis AX-007 US 1994 Sell This Version
M.PM1 Robert Hood Minimal Nation(10xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) M-Plant M.PM1 US 2009


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August 3, 2017
My copy reveals dark brown translucent coloured vinyl when held up to the light.


September 2, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
acrylic... thats the best tune on it and it was left out of the repress, dunno why....

although you can't see by Unix !


July 12, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
Interesting to note, is the 2009 remaster takes away from all the beautiful transients and peaks of the original release. Hear it for yourself. The original has these nice subtle sculpted dynamic peaks that are sooo awesome, especially being a minimal techno record, while the remaster removes them and squashes them.

No doubt, the bigger sound picture is still there in the remaster, and the overall feeling of the tracks is still present, but the microcosmic beauty, and the majestic presence has been dissolved to make room for loudness and more impact; which might have been done on purpose. Who knows?


November 19, 2012
Back in the nineties this was way ahead of its time. One of the most influential albums of Techno.


June 22, 2012
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...


November 28, 2011

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


September 8, 2004
edited over 16 years ago

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.


March 8, 2003

The record responsible for cementing the term 'minimal' as a genre within Techno.