Philippe Laurent – Phoenix EP
Peripheral Minimal is proud to present the new 12″ by the French electronic pioneer, Philippe Laurent, entitled, ‘Phoenix’. This will be Philippe’s second release on Peripheral Minimal after the infectious synthetic classic 12″, ‘Mithra’. Phoenix is a three track E.P. featuring two brand new tracks on the A-Side, ‘Phoenix’ (featuring Philippe’s trademark robotic vocals), and, ‘Agapao’. Meanwhile over on the B-Side, we have the 13-minute electronic opus and highly representative of his early work, ‘Exposition 4’, a never before released track from Philippe’s extensive archive, and recorded in 1982.
The E.P. Is representative of Philippe’s latest forays into contemporary synth music, but still with a retro futurist edge and influenced partly by German pioneers Kraftwerk / late 70s Kosmische and au courant electro / synthwave acts, fitting into the current enthusiasm for early 80s synth pop and minimal wave.
The E.P. is presented on white vinyl and limited to 300 copies. Mastering by Martin Bowes @ The Cage.
“As Philippe Laurent’s second release on Peripheral Minimal records, Phoenix is a three-track EP that harps back to the producer’s early days as much as it looks forward. Influenced mainly krautrock pioneers Kraftwerk, his wave of electronic is minimal yet bold with retrofuturist themes.” – Norman’s Records