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MINIMAL MAXIMAL presents two brandnew releases

25th of February 2014, 18:05

PORTION CONTROL – UNREST IN THE GRIME MM013

A selection of outtakes and unreleased demo’s from this U.K electronic cultband.

In a collectors limited edition of 500 hand-numbered vinyl copies , no re-press.

This album includes a FREE cd version, not to be sold seperatly !!

 

A1. PANCREAS

A2. UNREST IN THE GRIME

A3. HIGH RISE

A4. CLAUSTROPHOBIA

A5. HEY HEY TRIP

 

B1. VICTORY

B2. ROGUE PRESSURE

B3. PUNCH

B4. NEW SUN

 

Tracklisting and info at MINIMAL MAXIMAL , a sublabel from www.daft-records.com

Pre – listening and short bio : http://www.bodybeats.be/en/artists/portion-control/

 

Portion Control is a British electronic and industrial band from South London. The band calls its music style electropunk or hard rhythmic electronics. They have been name checked by Depeche Mode, Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, Orbital, The Prodigy, and others and copied by many other artists.

 

Portion Control first formed in 1980 and the original incarnation of the group existed until 1987. They released a variety of seminal recordings on a variety of indie labels, some self-produced but mainly on Illuminated Records, as well as Rhythmic Records and Dead Man's Curve. In 1984 the band supported Depeche Mode on their UK and European tour. In early 1987 Portion Control joined the management roster of Tom Watkins and signed a record deal with London Records and promptly vanished. They reformed a few years later as Solar Enemy which survived from 1990 to 1993. Portion Control weren't seen again until 2002 when fansite 319 Online announced a resumption of activities by the band resulting not long after in a free downloadable software demo featuring graphics, a rare remix of an old track, and samples of new material. Nothing else was released by them, however, until early 2004 with the release of the critically acclaimed double album Wellcome (the title inspired by the work of Sir Henry Wellcome). Since then Portion Control have been active with concert and festival appearances as well as multiple releases on a variety of formats.

 

 

 

NUMB – The Valence Of Noise MM014

 

All their hard to find compilation tracks for the first time compiled on one album.

In a collectors limited edition of 500 hand-numbered vinyl copies , no re-press.

This album includes a FREE cd version, not to be sold seperatly !!

 

A1. SHITHAMMER (dread & bled mix) 

A2. EUGENE (Pickaxe mix by Pig and Andrew Burton)

A3. WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR (theme from Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood)

A4. BLOOD ( crash and burn edit )

 

B1. HALF – LIFE

B2. BLIND (hyper dilated mix) 

B3. SUSPIRIA

B4. STATIK

 

Tracklisting and info at MINIMAL MAXIMAL , a sublabel from www.daft-records.com

Pre – listening and short bio : http://www.bodybeats.be/en/numb/

 

 

NUMB is the brainchild of Don Gordon after his previous musical adventures in Pin-ups, Images In... Vogue (also starring drummer Kevin Crompton a.k.a. Skinny Puppy's cEvin Key) and Proof By Nine. Co-founded with Sean Stubbs and David Hall the band started in 1986 as an art project designed to address issues of social desensitization, releasing their first limited edition cassette “Blue Light” in 1987. 

Their debut selftitled LP came out the same year , a terrifying assortment of emotional assaults: confusion, anger, and alienation taking musical forms and ravaging the senses.

Sean Stubbs/Sean St. Hubbs was the first lead vocalist for NUMB, during the 90's he played drums on several subsequent tours in Europe and the U.S. 

Christmeister, released in 1989, took a much more aggressive stance than their debut. With their electronic approach being augmented by aggressive guitars and lyrics spewed forth in a torrent of tuneful howls from madman Blair Dobson ripped apart the emotional stability of its listeners.

In 1993, NUMB's third CD, “Death On The Installment Plan” was released upon the unsuspecting public. This album was described as a "high-intensity blast of near madness" with guitars, synthetics and vocals by Conan Hunter working in a near-perfect collusion.

 

The following year, NUMB's mini-CD “Fixate” was released, including remixes from Death On The Installment Plan and several live tracks. 1994 also saw the release of “Wasted Sky”, a post-apocalyptic vision of technology as religion, of truth as virtual reality. 

After Wasted Sky, Don Gordon added The Fourth Man David Collings to its ranks, and had the opportunity to hone their skills on the road. Koro is a documentation of the band's live power, recorded in Japan in 1995.

The band released “Blood Meridian” in late 1997: a collection of primal dance fury, pure electronics sans guitar, electronica with attitude; and followed it up the following year with “Language Of Silence”, a CD guaranteed to fill dance floors with new and old fans, all the while keeping the mediocrity of mainstream techno at bay with its uncompromising harshness and brilliant arrangements. A mini-CD with 5 remixes of the track Suspended followed.

 

Don Gordon did some remixes for a.o. Dive, Esplendor Geométrico and The Klinik; took care of the production for some Lung releases (two 7" singles and the cassette/CD release Magnium Opiate) and composed scores for two short films: A Dream Of Naming (a German-Canadian co-production) and Six Hundred Million Breaths (a Canadian independent short). Soundtracks were completed for the play Photographic Memories which premiered at the Vancouver New Play Festival and for the performance piece, Blood Of The Lambs structured loosely upon the traditional requiem which was presented with Madeleine Morris at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. In 2000 Don put Numb on non-active and moved to Vietnam.

 

 

Selling points : Belgium – Limburg : Pick Up Cd Store (Wholesale / Mailorder / Shop) mmsale@scarlet.be

Belgium – Ghent : Wool E Shop (Shop / Mailorder)

Belgium – Antwerp : Fat Kat (Shop)

France : Vulcanoid (Mailorder)

Germany : Ant Zen (Distribution / Mailorder)

Kernkrach (Online shop) 

Italy + Worldwide : Audioglobe (Distribution / mailorder)

Mexico - City : Mecanica (Store) 

USA : Dark Entries (Distribution / mailorder)

 

Backcatalogue and/or available from MINIMAL MAXIMAL :

 

MM012LP CLOSE CIRCUIT CONNECTION II - Various Wave/ Electro artists. www.daft-records.com

MM011EP SECTION 25 – Invicta Max. http://www.bodybeats.be/en/artists/section-25/

MM010LP FRONT 242 – Transmission SE 91. (Sold Out)

MM009LP THE NEON JUDGEMENT – We never said you’re no good. http://www.bodybeats.be/en/artists/the-neon-judgement/

MM008LP PARADE GROUND - The 15th Floor. http://www.reverbnation.com/paradeground2012

MM007LP A SPLIT SECOND – Stained Impressions. (Sold Out)

MM006LP PORTRAIT BIZARRE – A New Day. http://soundcloud.com/portrait-bizarre/sets/a-new-day/

MM005DLP VITA NOCTIS – Against The Rule. http://soundcloud.com/vi-no

MM004LP CLOSE CIRCUIT CONNECTION – Various Belgian wave/ Electro artists. (Sold Out)

MM003LP ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL – Mindless Intrusion. (Sold Out)

MM002LP SHADOWS IN THE DARK – Various Belgian wave/electro artists. (Sold Out)

MM001LP ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL – Wind(Re)Wind. (Sold Out)

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