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Single sounds great. LP out on arpil 3rd. (Whities rec.)

First single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzEOpYfWmHo

 

 

pre-order: https://whities.bandcamp.com/album/second-language

 

 

"Minor Science presents his debut album 'Second Language', out on the 3rd April 2020.
The LP gives us a widescreen view of a musical world previously glimpsed through the producer’s series of 12" releases. A kaleidoscope of tempos and intensities, the record is often fast but rarely heavy, fizzing with detail but full of space, euphoric in places but frequently blue in mood.

As the title suggests, the album takes translation as a guiding principle, putting an idiomatic spin on familiar styles - from Detroit-ish techno and hyperspeed electro to twilit electronica, musique concrete and sour modal jazz. Minor Science's language is a knotty one, packed with odd time-signatures, brain-bending sound design and a playful palette of switch-ups, fake-outs and digital hiccups. But it's also soft and emotive, and shot through with vibrant melody.

Minor Science’s relationship with languages is a strong feature of the record. More precisely the relationship between a second and third language, and a mother tongue.
It signals an effort to get out of familiar habits, echoing the relationship he has with his own music writing and music making. Regardless of attempts to be precise, a translation can never fully capture the original meaning.

“Parce que c'est plus facile d'écrire sans style” - Samuel Beckett

The artwork for Second Language depicts a limestone tablet which was designed by Alex McCullough and carved by local stonemason George Edwards, who works predominantly in church restorations as well as carving gargoyles, busts and lettering. The relief was then painted in accordance with the back cover. The object was photographed by interiors photographer Oskar Proctor at his studio in Kent and the final chosen image is an outtake whilst steadying the (incredibly heavy) piece.

Sleeve credits:
Design and art direction by Alex McCullough
Limestone tablet carved by George Edwards
Photograph courtesy of Oskar Proctor
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Loved his previous releases, will definitely listen to the preview ASAP. Thanks !

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I really like how good this is

This language stuff is an interesting concept for an album

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oh yeah this sounds great! wishlisted 🙂

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Keeping an ear out for this. Funny to hear a sample from Closing Act/Glamour, as its by far my favorite release from him.

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2 hours ago, thumbass said:

This track is fucking amazing, holy shit.

agreeeed :doge: 

if i had to poorly describe it, it kinda reminds me of siriusmo loose-playful-vibe crossed with idm to make a hybrid baby

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Minor Science is the shit. New single sounds great, can't wait for this.  I've rinsed the arse out of Volumes the last couple years.

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Never bothered to listen to this lad up until now, but I am definetely diving into his works after lisening to this track quite a lot over the past days

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yep, pre ordered !

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this set is the bomb !

 

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Nice connections as a journalist too one imagines. 

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Very nice, can’t wait to hear the full Lp 

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i hope somebody buys that 

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yes, downloading right now !

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Ok, just finished my first listen and this shit slap from beginning to end, Glad I preordered the LP.

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I don't know if I've ever heard this guy before, but I've heard other things I like on Whities... I'm just listening to the first single now and also seeing that this is out today! Will definitely give a full listen to this and his other productions, this sounds like the sort of thing I have likely heard on the dancefloor without realizing; Love when something has that copypaste sound but retains danceability. It is, however, more than a bit funny to me, that "leftfield" is becoming such a codified sound.

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Ik sorry but on first listen it didn't wow me or anything. The first single turned out to be the best track on here. I prob just have to listen to it a bit more.

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seriously ? it's still a nice track but there's some bangers on this album IMHO

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6 hours ago, d-a-m-o said:

seriously ? it's still a nice track but there's some bangers on this album IMHO

Gonna take a deep dive tomorrow

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On 4/4/2020 at 5:01 PM, d-a-m-o said:

seriously ? it's still a nice track but there's some bangers on this album IMHO

Really warming up to the album now!

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