Last edited by Mahatma Coat; 02-11-2012 at 06:59 PM.
Rob Hood is minimal techno now? That said i do like the Villlalobos track, find miminmal techno, slow clicky and boring on the whole but there are some good trcks out there if you're willing to search them out.
This will always be the best minimal record ever IMO
Yeah, I'd call Robert Hood one of the pioneers of minimal techno, and he claims his music minimal.
Just because the vibes can be maximal doesn't mean the composition and production aren't minimal. Listen to most any Hood track and you'll find 5-8 individual elements at the most (kick, hat 1, hat 2, bass synth, atmosphere/pad, hook synth for example...dubbed and drenched with some reverbs, delays, etc...maybe)
In fact, producers like Hood, Function, Silent Servant, DVS1, even Chris Liebing qualify for the "minimal" moniker far moreso than the typical offerings in Beatport's "minimal" section (italian shuffle-rama, white noise surge prog tech, and minus-ish sinewave cave plonkers are usually what dominate and get tossed out at 'minimal' )
Minimal techno was being made by Hood, Wolfgang Voigt (aka Mike Ink, Gas), Hawtin, Dan Bell (DBX), and loads of other Detroit/Berlin cats in the early-to-mid '90s, and IMO, often hold up as the best of the style to this day.
That Trentemoller above, I'd not consider minimal personally. Especially the 1st track posted. Sure, he rose to prominence during that second minimal wave in the mid-2000s, and some of his tracks were definitely on the minimal tip...but I think a lot of the production and vibe is too big and polished to really consider it minimal.
Last edited by propertrax; 02-13-2012 at 01:11 PM.
This is more of a drum tool than a proper track imo, but I love it. It's great for mixing, especially to keep some beats going over another track's breakdown.
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Last resort is my favorite Trentemoller I'm afraid
Last edited by LoveBass; 02-14-2012 at 11:33 AM.
Only record of his I own/like i think, that could well explain why, could be wrong though, may have more of his stuff knocking about though.That Trentemoller above, I'd not consider minimal personally. Especially the 1st track posted. Sure, he rose to prominence during that second minimal wave in the mid-2000s, and some of his tracks were definitely on the minimal tip...but I think a lot of the production and vibe is too big and polished to really consider it minimal.
Stripping it down to basics?
He had little money/machines to work with early on, and the sound stuck with him.