"Returning Wheel"
3CD box set
1. Dedicated
2. Statik Dancin’
3. Babylonian Tower
4. Creation Is Perfect (I Am A Camera)
6. Not Knowing
7. New Clear Twist

Fronted by vocalist Samy Birnbach (aka DJ Morpheus, freestyle DJ extraordinaire and compiler of the Freezone series), Minimal Compact were one of the most inspirational bands of the '80s. They blended funky rock rhythms and incisive guitars with flavours from their native Middle East. The band were active from 1981 to 1988, and released 6 studio albums and a live album. They had a large and fanatic following all across Europe and the USA, where some of their tracks became underground club favourites.

20 years on, it started happening all over again as several leading DJs kept championing tracks such as  'Next One Is Real', 'Statik Dancin' and other Minimal Compact vintage favourites. Fifteen years after the band's split, Minimal Compact got getting together again at the end of 2003 to play a series of concerts, with their full original line-up including lead vocalist Samy Birnbach (aka DJ Morpheus), guitarists/ vocalists Berry Sakharof & Rami Fortis, bass player/ vocalist Malka Spigel and drummer Max Franken.

This, the first and only Minimal Compact retrospective, is a triple-album boxed set which includes:

CD1 - RETURNING WHEEL: Minimal Compact classics
the first-ever compilation of their work, 14 seminal tracks and a previously-unreleased song


CD2 - THERE'S ALWAYS NOW: Remixes & Remakes
Minimal Compact revisited by top electronic music producers, selected -naturally- by DJ Morpheus: Tiefschwarz, Kruder & Stereotyp, Optimo, Maurice Fulton, Fauna Flash, Krikor, Volga Select & more.


CD3 - MUSIC FROM UPSTAIRS: Archives
30 previously-unreleased songs and experiments

The box also includes a booklet containing photos, texts and complete lyrics of all Minimal Compact songs.


The remixes featured in There's Always Now (the second CD of the set) are also available on a double vinyl LP.



Releases

MINIMAL COMPACT - Returning Wheel
MINIMAL COMPACT
Returning Wheel
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MINIMAL COMPACT - Raging Souls
MINIMAL COMPACT
Raging Souls
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MINIMAL COMPACT - Minimal Compact
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Minimal Compact
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MINIMAL COMPACT - Deadly Weapons
MINIMAL COMPACT
Deadly Weapons
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