A Compilation of Minimal Wave from Around the World ‘79-‘85. The Hidden Tapes features rare, unreleased, and licensed tracks from as far as Japan and the former Yugoslavia. Most of the bands on this compilation recorded on 4-track tape in their bedroom studios while two of them went further to collaborate by sending tapes through the mail. The sounds on this record range from raw proto-industrial to naive danceable Belgradian new wave, to filmic synthesizer music to more complex, vocal-driven melodic synthpop. The Hidden Tapes presents songs from DANTON’S VOICE, OSKAROVA FOBIJA, THE FAST SET, SYMPATHY NERVOUS, PAS D DEUX, UNOVIDUAL + TARA CROSS, SS-SAY, ROBERT LAWRENCE + MARK PHILLIPS, KYM AMPS and RESERVE, all lovingly remastered. Limited edition of 999 numbered copies, pressed on 180-gram vinyl, and housed in heavy printed jacket accompanied by printed inner jacket with photos and info.
Various Artists: The Hidden Tapes
Care SS-Say 4'49''
Beli Dekolte Oskarova Fobija 2'24''
I Hear The Bells Danton's Voice 5'48''
Polaroid Sympathy Nervous 3'46''
Cardiocleptomanie Pas De Deux 3'01''
Computer Bank Robert Lawrence & Mark Phillips 5'18''
Kaleidecon The Fast Set 4'58''
Destination Pour Linconnu Reservé 3'24''
You Don't Know My Name Kym Amps 2'55''
Microphone Connection Tara Cross & Unovidual 4'36''