"One + One By One"
CD
1. Statik Dancin'
2. Creation Is Perfect (I Am A Camera)
3. Ready-Made Diary
4. To Get Inside
5. Happy Babouge
6. Invocation (For Things To Come)
7. Cold Life

"One" is Minimal Compact's originally self-titled debut mini-album, which was recorded and released in 1981. The band was still a trio at the time (consisting of Samy Birnbach, Berry Sakharof and Malka Spigel). They were assisted for this recording by Dick Polak (from Dutch band Mecano, who played accordion), Marc Hollander (woodwind & organ), Corrie Bolten (synth) and drummers Pieter Bannenberg and Stephane Karo. Containing a.o. the emblematic Statik Dancin', which became a classic, this mini-album immediately put Minimal Compacton the map


"One By One" was the first full-length album by the band, who had become a quartet with the adjunction of drummer Max Franken. It was recorded during the Spring & Summer of ‘82, first in Dordrecht then in London’s Berry Street Studio. Dick Polak and Marc Hollander co-produced and guested on various instruments. The MC sound of that period is best exemplified by a song like “Babylonian Tower”, with its driving rhythm, funky guitar, apocalyptical lyrics and Middle-Eastern flavouring. 


Crammed Discs has gone one step forward with this 2011 re-issue: we've used the original cover painting  & the lyrics from both discs are represented in a manner faithful to the original layout of "One By One". For collectors and music lovers alike.


Releases

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