Minimalist Music


Minimalist Music is a blog about an emerging musical genre. We are at the beginning of a revolution in music, and we intend to document it as it happens.

Minimalist electronic music is minimalistic by nature. Its creators play with sounds, and always try to reduce them to the minimum. The idea is that each sound should carry its own importance, which means that each sound matters, and there should be no filler sounds to make up for uninspired parts.

We believe that this blog will be useful for many people who want to learn more about this genre of music. This can be a great way to discover new artists and maybe even new sounds.

Minimalist Music is a blog about an emerging musical genre. It includes reviews of songs and albums, interviews with artists, and news on the growth of the genre.

Minimalist Music is a blog about an emerging musical genre. It includes reviews of songs and albums, interviews with artists, and news on the growth of the genre.

It’s not easy to give a precise definition of minimalist music. It is a style that incorporates elements from other genres like trance, techno, house, drum & bass, ambient and even classical music. Artists deliberately use few sounds to create complex layers of rhythm and melody that evolve over time. The result is music that can be both soothing and exciting at the same time . . .

Category: MusicBlog | Tags: Ambient, Electro House, Electronic, House Music, Indie Electronic

Minimalist Music is a blog about an emerging musical genre.

The music of this new genre is experimental, ambient, and electronic in nature. It tends to be very minimal in its arrangements and often uses non-traditional instruments or even found sounds.

As with any genre, there are definite areas of overlap that can make it hard to define exactly what “minimalist music” is, but as a general rule the artists and bands that come closest to fitting the definition include:

Aphex Twin, Autechre, Basinski, Boards Of Canada, Brian Eno, Cluster and Eno, David Sylvian (Japan), Erik Satie, Fennesz, Gas (Wolfgang Voight), Global Communication, Harold Budd, Holger Czukay (Can Can Heads), Irresistible Force (Mixmaster Morris), Jakob Draminsky Højmark (Konono No. 1), Jim O’Rourke (Bad Timing), John Cage, John Fahey (Takoma Records), Labradford, Michael Rother (Neu!), Mika Vainio & Ilpo Väisänen (“Pan Sonic”), Miles Davis (Tutu), Mouse On Mars (Isi), Nick Drake (F

While “indie” is a term used to describe many genres of music, this blog focuses specifically on electronic music and related genres. Some may call it minimal techno, minimal house, microhouse, minimal electro, or simply electronic dance music. However you choose to define it, hopefully you will find something interesting here.

Minimalist Music first launched in 2006 with the goal of being an informative resource for those interested in learning more about the genre. The blog promotes select artists through feature articles, interviews, reviews and mixes. The aim is to present all (as much as possible) aspects of the music including the people who make it, the labels that release it and the DJs who play it.

In addition to frequent blog posts and podcasts, Minimalist Music also produces live events that showcase some of today’s top talent. Past events include performances by artists such as Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Gui Boratto and Lawrence.

Minimalist music is a genre of electronic music that emphasizes simplicity and repetition. The idea behind minimalist music is to create a simple sound loop and layer it with other simple sound loops until you have a fuller more complex song. The concept of using loops instead of traditional instruments creates a rhythm that is different from any other style of music currently available.

The most well known artist in this genre is Gydja who started making minimalist music in the early 90s. Other artists include jonathan_coleclough, Chubby Wolf, and Janek Schaefer.

I’ve been a fan of minimalist electronica for some time now and try to keep up with new developments in the genre. I started this blog as a way of publicizing the music I know about, and to make it easier for me to find it again later.

Feel free to contact me with any suggestions, or if you have any questions about the genre that are not answered elsewhere on this site.

I’m a fan of the new wave of minimal electronic music. I’ve been following the work of artists like Max Cooper, Petar Dundov and Henry Saiz religiously. They all make music that is at once emotional, complex and thought provoking.

I believe that these artists are carrying forward the legacy of legendary electronic acts like Pink Floyd, Vangelis and Tangerine Dream — artists who created a human sound by combining primitive analog synthesizers with acoustic instruments like piano and guitar. In this blog post I’ll discuss how modern minimalist electronic music continues to push the envelope for what can be achieved using software synthesizers.

I’ve spent a lot time trying to deconstruct some of my favorite tracks from these artists (and many others) to understand their production techniques. As far as I can tell, most of these tracks are produced using only one or two software synthesizers (in addition to some samples).


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