Creation is Perfect: an album of new versions of classic tracks by a classic band – and yet so much more besides…Formed in Amsterdam in 1980, Minimal Compact were part of the original post-punk explosion. The band developed a unique mix of propulsive rhythms, spacious bass lines, rich keyboard textures, mesmeric guitar lines, and vocal melodies with a Middle-Eastern inflection.
They sounded like nothing that had gone before. The band gained a reputation for energetic, unpredictable, intense shows . Now they have reconvened, together with producer and long-time collaborator Colin Newman (Wire), to finally capture their music in its true brilliance.
Several of the band’s signature songs have been re-recorded using a mix of live recordings and studio tooled performances. The result is an album that radiates vitality and sheer class.
Highlights include live favourite ‘Statik Dancin’’ with its barbed hooks and irresistible groove. The bright, tender optimism of ‘My Will’ is especially moving, with Spigel’s vocal at the fore. Then there is ‘Take Me Away’, with its tightly coiled hypnotic guitar lines edging towards mania. The album climaxes with a brand new song, ‘Holy Roller’.
Creation is Perfect is an album of power and depth that demands repeated plays. Crackling with energy and immediacy, this is the sound of a band reaching a new level of creativity.
Book edition - 80 page hard bound 10” x 8” (25.4cm x 20.30cm) book produced in a numbered edition containing the story of the beginnings of Minimal Compact (written by Jack Baron), the story of the Creation is Perfect album (written by Colin Newman), extended credits and lots of mainly never seen before pictures plus of course a CD of the album.
1. Statik Dancin’
2. Take Me Away
4. Raging Souls
5. Not Knowing
6. My Will
7. The Well
8. Holy Roller
Release Date: 18/10/2019