By John Calvert
New York has attracted the attenuated stylings of a severe but pop-minded synth music known as Minimal Wave, forming the basis of this genre compilation from seminal British label Rough Trade.
Various Artists: Young Art Sound
Valerie June: The Order of Time
Ibibio Sound Machine: Uyai
Unearthly Trance: Stalking the Ghost
Porcelain Raft: Microclimate
'Get Out' Is a Fantastic Freak-Out
The Feelies: In Between
Call Super: Fabric 92
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