Style: Minimal, Synth pop, New Wave
Label: Minimal Wave
A2 Oskarova Fobija – Beli Dekolte
A3 Danton's Voice – I Hear The Bells
A4 Sympathy Nervous – Polaroid
A5 Pas De Deux – Cardiocleptomanie
B1 Robert Lawrence / Mark Phillips – Computer Bank
B2 Fast Set, The – Kaleidecon
B3 Reserve – Destination Pour L'Inconnu
B4 Kym Amps – You Don't Know My Name
B5 Tara Cross & Unovidual – Microphone Connection
This collection of rare, electronic gems from the years 1979 - 1985 was released in May 2011 by the label Minimal Wave. This is such a treat of really good and really hard to find music. The original music and singles on this complilation fetches very high prices on the vinyl market.
The Hidden Tapes are compiled by Veronica Vasicka, a radio host on East Village Radio, DJ and founder of the label Minimal Wave. She specializes in obscure electronic music and has a passion to spread it to a broader public.
This is a really good example of her passion and this compilation is one of the best I've ever heard. What amazes me most is that alot of the songs doesn't feel dated at all. I would never guess that some of them are over 30 years old.
Its hard to pick favorites since all the material is both great and interesting. But the slighly mysterious song You don't know my name by Kym Amps is getting a few more plays on my iPhone then the rest. I also adore the song Care by Danish group SS-Say and the song Beli Dekolte by Oskarova Fobija from Yougoslavia.
This is just a must have if you're into electronic music, but be aware that you may develop a craving for the original recordings and a desire to learn more about Minimal Wave.