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Robert HoodMinimal Nation

Label:Axis – AX-007
Format:
2 x Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Minimal Techno

Tracklist

A1One Touch3:58
A2Museum5:12
B1Ride4:16
B2Acrylic3:54
C1Unix3:14
C2Rhythm5:04
D1Station Rider E4:36
D2The Pace5:40
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Credits

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

Notes

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

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Minimal Nation (2×12", Mispress, 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM)AxisAX-007US1994
Minimal Nation (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo, White Label)AxisAX-XUS1994
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Minimal Nation (2×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Misprint)AxisAX-007US1994
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Minimal Nation (2×12", White Label, 33 ⅓ RPM)AxisAX-007US1994
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Minimal Nation (2×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Small Inner Pressing Ring)AxisAX-007US1994

Reviews

  • stevesiret's avatar
    stevesiret
    one of my copies has a laminated press release with the face of Rob Hood in original (as opposed to negative on the labels)
    • tnadnort's avatar
      tnadnort
      My copy reveals dark brown translucent coloured vinyl when held up to the light.
      • dougiewelsh's avatar
        dougiewelsh
        Edited 5 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 !
        • onlycrumbs's avatar
          onlycrumbs
          Edited 6 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?
          • kunoman's avatar
            kunoman
            Back in the nineties this was way ahead of its time. One of the most influential albums of Techno.
            • ----'s avatar
              ----
              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's avatar
                ivo303
                the pace: pure hard raw funky detroit...thats trance !
                • Battle's avatar
                  Battle
                  Edited 17 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.
                  • V-Agent's avatar
                    V-Agent
                    The record responsible for cementing the term 'minimal' as a genre within Techno.

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