Minua
Simulacra

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why we love this

Restrained movements unfurl into an equally intimate and emotive experience. The combination of drones and varying instrumentation evokes a soft, silvery gradient of sound.

about the cassette

German-Icelandic electro-acoustic trio Minua’s EP titled Simulacra explores just tuning systems and alternate temperaments. Utilising various instruments like woodwinds, a modular synthesizer, a Bavarian zither or electric bass, the trio stretch barely song-like structures to their limits; the four pieces here move with glacial grandeur, their movement barely perceptible.

The first half of the record revolves around the element of air. The opening “Order of Instants” utilises layered woodwind instruments to create a harmonic space inspired by an 18th century temperament often used by organ tuners. “Final Service” is an ode to overtones and noise, fusing bass clarinets with modular synthesizer and processed electric bass to calming, slowly modulating effect.

The second half of the record shifts the trio’s focus to plucked instruments, but the pieces retain their slow-moving, monolithic character. “Sixfold Wilted Rose” features a Bavarian zither, unravelling its shimmering beauty on the bedrock of drone sounds like a rose blooming in parched soil, while the closing “Ascension Point” continues in a similar mood, a droning calmness underpinning the gentle electric guitar plucks.

Inspired by traditional musics, elements of jazz and contemporary drone, Minua have created a body of work that draws parallels between musical worlds. Simulacra is beautiful, patient music.

  1. 1 - Order of Instants 5:59
  2. 2 - Final Service 4:31
  3. 3 - Sixfold Wilted Rose 7:00
  4. 4 - Ascension Point 5:02

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Minua
Simulacra

9,00

only 2 left

  1. 1 - Order of Instants 5:59
  2. 2 - Final Service 4:31
  3. 3 - Sixfold Wilted Rose 7:00
  4. 4 - Ascension Point 5:02

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why we love this

Restrained movements unfurl into an equally intimate and emotive experience. The combination of drones and varying instrumentation evokes a soft, silvery gradient of sound.

about the cassette

German-Icelandic electro-acoustic trio Minua’s EP titled Simulacra explores just tuning systems and alternate temperaments. Utilising various instruments like woodwinds, a modular synthesizer, a Bavarian zither or electric bass, the trio stretch barely song-like structures to their limits; the four pieces here move with glacial grandeur, their movement barely perceptible.

The first half of the record revolves around the element of air. The opening “Order of Instants” utilises layered woodwind instruments to create a harmonic space inspired by an 18th century temperament often used by organ tuners. “Final Service” is an ode to overtones and noise, fusing bass clarinets with modular synthesizer and processed electric bass to calming, slowly modulating effect.

The second half of the record shifts the trio’s focus to plucked instruments, but the pieces retain their slow-moving, monolithic character. “Sixfold Wilted Rose” features a Bavarian zither, unravelling its shimmering beauty on the bedrock of drone sounds like a rose blooming in parched soil, while the closing “Ascension Point” continues in a similar mood, a droning calmness underpinning the gentle electric guitar plucks.

Inspired by traditional musics, elements of jazz and contemporary drone, Minua have created a body of work that draws parallels between musical worlds. Simulacra is beautiful, patient music.

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