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Minimal Nation

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One Touch
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Museum
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SH-101
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Rhythm of Vision
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Unix
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Ride
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Station Rider E
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Self Powered
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Sleep Cycle
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Rhythm of Vision (Original)
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 47:24

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Philip Sherburne writes about music for SPIN, Wondering Sound, The Wire, Resident Advisor and elsewhere, with a particular focus on electronic music (for dancin...more »

07.08.09
One of minimal techno's first call-to-arms masterpieces
2009 | Label: M-Plant / EPM Online

As with virtually any genre, there's no single point of origin for minimal techno. (Chicago's first house tracks were themselves shockingly minimal by contemporary pop standards — as well as much of what goes by the minimal tag two decades later). But Robert Hood's 1994 album Minimal Nation deserves its status as one of the subgenre's key founding documents. With a title that seemed more like a call to arms than a simple description, the… read more »

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Eddie209

This album is one of my all time favourites, I'm thrilled that i can finally get a digital copy, as my original vinyl is completely knackered. It may be 'minimal', but Hood wrings out the maximum amount of groove on each track.

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Interview: Robert Hood

By Philip Sherburne, Contributor

Robert Hood is a man of many aliases — over the years, there have been Dr. Kevorkian, Monobox, Floorplan, Inner Sanctum, the Vision and the Mathematic Assassins, along with his work in the Underground Resistance collective and in the groups X-101, X-102 and X-103 (with Jeff Mills and UR's Mike Banks). But one constant runs through all of Hood's music: the desire to strip things back to their essence. Hood helped invented minimal techno with… more »