Wednesday, June 10, 2009
On a bit of a go-slow at the moment. Consequently here's an attempt at a Robert Hood article, that is a copy of a letter I received regarding the great man's night at Nitsa this coming Sonar. This weekend I'll be offering a couple of copies of his M-Plant rerelease of his seminal 'Minimal Nation'. He plays Cable in London the night before.
EPM & Phonomonkey present:
Robert Hood’s ‘Minimal Nation’
Launch Party & M-Plant Re-launch Party
Thursday 18th June
15 Euros / Free with Party Invite
Carrer Nou de la Rambla 113
(semi live set)
James Ruskin (Blueprint)
EPM and Spanish based music store Phonomonkey are joining forces to bring you a special party during this year’s Sonar Music Festival in Barcelona. On 18th June at Nitsa Club we will be celebrating the re-launch of one of the most revered releases in techno ever, Robert Hood’s Minimal Nation. A ground breaking tour de force when it was released in 1994 this Special Edition will see the original tracks remastered and include rare and previously unreleased extras and a bonus mix CD by Robert of material from Minimal Nation and his M-Plant label.
On the night Robert will be playing a rare semi-live set, showcasing unreleased M-Plant material with further DJ support from Ben Klock (Ostgut Ton), Detroit Grand Pubahs (Detelefunk) and James Ruskin who will also be celebrating the re-launch of his label, Blueprint. All DJs will be playing exclusively during Sonar only at this party which will be streamed live on the night by www.awdio.com <http://www.awdio.com> .
Minimal Nation (Special Edition) is released 15th June on M-Plant. The CD includes a bonus mix CD of M-Plant material and will also be available to download for the first time.
Robert’s Hood M-Plant website and logo have also been re-designed and re-branded by Dutch graphic designer Patrick Vogt. The overall design is inspired on the triangular shapes from the M-Plant logo. The triangular is in a way like a sound element from Robert’s music. At first glance these sound elements sound "simple", but because they are put together, in a well thought combination with other sounds, they start to sound sophisticated. Minimalistic sound = minimalistic artwork.
The new M-Plant website, designed by Rob Simons is launched the same day as the album is released.
JUNE – EUROPE RELEASE PARTIES
6: El Jardin, Gijon, Spain
12: Cable, London, England
13: MUV Festival, Florence, Italy
18: M-Plant / EPM / Phonomonkey party @ Sonar, Nitsa, Barcelona, Spain
19: Sarao, Toledo, Spain
20: Shine, Belfast, N. Ireland
27: Kozzmozz, Gent, Belgium
JULY – USA RELEASE PARTIES
3: Planetary Series, Compression, LA
4: Water Taxi, New York
10: The Works, Detroit