Here's some top shelf industrial dronage fer yer perusal. Grating and noisy, one of the few minimalist CDs I actually tolerate. Sorry if you're a huge fan of minimalism, but I just don't get most of it! Actually, can you explain the appeal to me? I can understand minimalism in the context of meditation and Eastern religion, but I don't think you'll meet any Macronympha fans at your yoga studio, and I'm pretty sure these dudes would sooner drink scorched engine oil than kombucha. I can also understand minimalism in the context of drugs...probably some of these dudes do drugs and I'd encourage you to do the same. Other than that, I can't see any reason why I'd listen to the same note for twenty minutes.
Unlike a lot of minimalism out there though, most of these tracks offer interesting development of ideas to the attentive listener - without this, I would've gotten my fill after about thirty seconds. Another tip too: I met Chop Shop briefly earlier this year and he told me that he's a 'sound artist', not a musician. Not sure what to do with that distinction exactly, but I'd agree if you told me that listening to this comp feels more similar to looking at an abstract painting than to listening to rock and/or roll. Heady, heavy stuff: the same color as your sudden death.
Limited to 1000 and released in '93, this isn't the first Artware release I've featured. Also check out Sat Stoicizmo's masterpiece Mah 2 and Oral Constitution's Bibel Priek EP. A Dislocation mp3 is on the Pure Will, Without The Confusions Of Intellect compilation, and you'll also find Real Audio archive troves for Chop Shop, Nord, Hijokaidan, Macronympha, Aube and Andrew Chalk