VariousThe Bedroom Tapes (A Compilation Of Minimal Wave From Around The World 1980-1991)

Label:Minimal Wave – MW066
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered, Remastered
Style:New Wave, Minimal, Darkwave


A1Pink EllnHuman Perc
Written-By, ProducerTobias Fruend*
A2Karen Marks Cold Café
Recorded By, ProducerAsh Wednesday
Written-By, Synthesizer, Vocals, Drum MachineKaren Marks
A3Disque OmoToujours L'Amour
Drums, Electronic Drums [Roland Drum Machine]Volker Oehmig
Electric PianoHolger Noltze
SynthesizerBernd Schäumer
A4VorgruppeMensch Im Eis
A5Iham / Echo* Eagle
Synthesizer [Korg 7070]Kevin Thorne
Vocals [Thru Roland Chorus Space Echo]Mel Hobbs
A6Perfect MotherDark-Disco-Da-Da-Da-Da-Run
Effects [Tape Effects]Nono*
Effects [Vocal Effects], Guitar, DrumsSummition
Guitar, Bass, Drums, VocalsGacan
B1Arvid TubaThe Seasons Are Sitting On Chairs
Written-By, ProducerArvid Tuba
B2Subject (2)Don't Be Blind
Guitar [Ibanez Guitar], Bass Guitar [Maya Bass Guitar]Daniel Malempré
Synthesizer [Roland SH1000], Organ [Elka Organ], Electronic Drums [KR-55]Alain Neffe
Vocals, Lyrics ByIsabelle Giullemin*
B3Denial (8)California Dreaming
Synthesizer [Roland JP-4]Brian Spencer Hall*
VocalsLisa Cripps
B4UnovidualDit Is Pas Het Begin
Written-By, ProducerHenk Wallays
B5Aural IndifferencePark
DrumsKevin Purdy
Vocals, Synthesizer [Roland JP-4], GuitarBrian Spencer Hall*
B6AutumnYou Are You Are
Guitar, SynthesizerGeert Coppens
Vocals, Guitar, SynthesizerPeter Bonne

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Limited edition of 999 numbered copies.
Includes a printed inner sleeve.
© 2018

Track A1 (Germany): Recorded at home in Frankfurt in 1998 onto 4-track cassette using a Roland TR-808, AKAI S950, Roland MC-202, Casio SK-1.
Track A2 (Australia): Recorded & produced [...] in 1981. Released as a 7" on Astor (1981).
Track A3 (Germany): Recorded in Zeppo's Studio in 1981. Self-released as a 7" (1981).
Track A4 (Germany): Recorded at home in Herne in 1982. Released as a 7" on H'art Musik (1982).
Track A5 (United Kingdom): Recorded at Dave Farmer's house in 1985. Released on V/A Let The Pigeons In LP (1986).
Track A6 (Japan): Recorded at home in Tokyo in 1980. Released as a 7" on Vanity (1980).
Track B1 (Sweden): Recorded at home in the country in 1991 on a Fostex X-26 4-track recorder using a Roland MC-202, Kawai R-100, microphone, and sound effects.
Track B2 (Belgium): Recorded at home in Fontaîne l'Évêque in 1982. Vocals recorded in Seneffel in 1984.
Track B3 (Australia): Recorded at M Squared Studio in Sydney in 1982. Released as a 7" on M Squared (1982).
Track B4 (Belgium): Recorded at home in Aalter in 1985 on a Yamaha MT-44 4-track recorder using a Roland JX-3P, PG200 module, Roland TR-808.
Track B5 (Australia): Recorded at Lisa's house & mixed at M Squared Studio in Sydney in 1981. Self-released on the The Sound of Indifference cassette (1981).
Track B6 (Belgium): Recorded at home in Gent (Studio Attne C) in 1983. Released on the Domestica cassette (1983).

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): 169003E1/A PLAY LOUD IN THE MORNING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): 169003E2/A PLAY LOUD AT NIGHT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): Z40327E1/A PIRATES PRESS - MW066-1 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): Z40327E2/A PIRATES PRESS - MW066 - 1 B

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  • silikonanswer's avatar
    I hope it gets a CD release as The Bedroom Tapes
    • timdho's avatar
      My favorite minimal wave compilation. The whole thing is just perfectly curated and is great for chill afternoons at home. So stoked to finally get Arvid Tuba on vinyl too!
      • daftcombo's avatar
        Edited 5 years ago
        The only way to get your hands on "The Seasons Are Sitting On Chairs", a masterpiece of minimal wave. Lots of other good but quieter tracks, like "Cold Café".



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