Minimal Compact release their latest album, Creation Is Perfect on 25 October. Produced by Wire’s Colin Newman, the collection features a variety of classic tunes from the Israeli group’s past re-recorded with new fidelity and vitality. That includes a cracking new rendition of “Statik Dancin'” which appeared on the 1982 album One By One. Hair-raising rhythms and chill-inspiring vocals abound within a tune that has an impossibly infectious chorus and is one of those rare compositions that kicks with more fire and vibrance than the original. The new album also includes a brand new song, which is the second new song from Minimal Compact in over 30 years.
Malka Spigel, bassist/vocalist and keyboardist for the group, says, “We still play this song like we always did: Driving, minimal, a bit moronic but still catchy. This version has a combination of the energy of the live version plus fresh-sounding production.”
Minimal Compact first formed in Amsterdam circa 1980 and ended its initial run in 1988, leaving behind a series of albums that were adventurous and, frequently, smile-inducing as well as fan base that spanned the globe. The collective, which also features vocalist Samy Birnbach, guitarist Rami Fortis, drummer Max Franken and guitarist/keyboardist Berry Sakharof, reunited in 2004 for a series of well-received concerts, ultimately leading to Creation Is Perfect.