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ARTIST
TITLE
Memories of Mindless Mechanical Monologues 1976-1985
FORMAT
7LP BOX/7"

LABEL
CATALOG #
VOD 095RE-LP VOD 095RE-LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/21/2015

2015 repress of the 2012 box set, in a black, silver-embossed fine linen box (no longer the initial "folder"-presentation). John Bender is without a doubt the protagonist, if not the inventor, of the musical genre known as minimal wave. His synthesizer sounds carried elements of techno and acid a decade before the invention of techno. His voice and his somewhat sentimental, mournful lyrics made his music outstanding and extraordinary, an unprecedented mixture of elements. His three self-released LPs -- I Don't Remember Now (1980), Plaster Falling (1981), and Pop Surgery (1983) -- are must-haves for every serious collector and anyone interested in coldwave, minimal synth, and techno sounds. This seven-LP box set (with bonus 7") includes I Don't Remember Now, Plaster Falling (with selections from several tape releases known as Plaster: The Prototypes (1981)), Pop Surgery (also with selections from Plaster: The Prototypes), Packing List (1982), At the 4th St. Cage 1/83 (1983), Do the Cage (1983), and tracks from The Cassette (1986), originally released under Bender's Johnny Vortex moniker.