Synth Minimalism


Tight but Polite
Let's have some!

Any genre any era. I guess I'm kind of after the more moody / introspective side of things, but the basic criterion is a focus on synth textures and not much else.

It's a tendancy that I've always been sort of aware of, but couldn't name many actual examples of.

Here's some Mika Vainio:

Much older but not all that minimal:

But stuff that sounds like Kode 9 and Spaceape's Sign of the Dub without the vocals is the sort of thing I'm really looking for...


heavy heavy monster sound
Tod Dockstader is quite good for delay on synths in that kinda way, this sort of thing or less arty? I can't stand it nowadays. Went to too many shit experimental gigs.

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I've listened to a lot of Eleh (and nearly took down the stage lights playing it on a 4kW sound system)..

Looooow frequency business (mostly ~.5 - 120Hz). Tone generators and pure waves, either on their own or modulating each other.
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Tight but Polite
Some excellent stuff here. See what you mean about the Laurie Spiegel. And tg / industrial generally is something I've always meant to have a listen to, but sort of put off because I've been too lazy and also because I'm worried that it won't be as good as what I imagine it sounding like.

The Eleh stuff is great - just the sort of thing I was after!