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Three new Minóy releases at Bandcamp

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https://minoy.bandcamp.com/album/nice-noise-1994

https://minoy.bandcamp.com/album/parallel-worlds-1988

https://minoy.bandcamp.com/album/decorative-strategies-during-the-coming-bad-years-date-unknown
PBK has digitized, remastered and reissued three more unknown Minóy releases: "Parallel Worlds" from 1988, "Decorative Strategies During The Coming Bad Years", date unknown but likely 1991, and "Nice Noise" from 1994. These albums have never before been released. "Nice Noise", a free download, is one of the last recordings Minóy ever made.

Minóy "Red Tape In The Sunset" Cassette

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In May the Easy Listening label, run by Knox Mitchell, released "Red Tape In The Sunset" by Minóy from 1991/92 in a cassette edition of 30 copies. This release is sold out.
(photo by Ron Daily)

Audiosphere Exhibit Museo Reina Sofia 2020-21

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The "AUDIOSPHERE: Social Experimental Audio, Pre-and Post-Internet" exhibit, curated by Francisco López, to be held at Museo Reina Sofia earlier this year has been rescheduled. The audio exhibit will will now be on view from October 14th, 2020 to January 11th, 2021 (and in order to provide the best visiting conditions safety measures will be reinforced). 
Chosen for the exhibition: "The Conditions of Postmodern Male Bonding" by Minóy from 1986.
AUDIOSPHERE is a very unusual and ambitious exhibition that will feature the work of hundreds of audio artists working in the realms of experimental music, sound art, noise, etc., with a particular dedicated focus on the independent / underground / DIY / social / non-academic; both pre- and post-internet. The main aim with this show is to try to fill a historical and cultural vacuum by supporting and presenting the work of the large worldwide community of independent/underground audio creators who are dramatically under-repres…

Minóy - Firebird, 1987

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REVIEW - In Search Of Tarkovsky

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From Vital Weekly (Issue 1225)

"From the 80s onwards Minoy (also known as Stanley Keith Bowsza) produced an endless stream of cassette release, on his Minoy Cassetteworks label, but also Harsh Reality, Nihilistic, SJ Organisation, Sound Of Pig and many others. Look at Discogs and you get a glimpse of that vibrant network. I believe the Minoy archive is handled by PBK and out of many works, Cold Spring Records selected 'In Search Of Tarkovsky' to be released on CD. I have to confess that despite being around in the 80s and part of that cassette network, I missed out on most of the Minoy releases back then. I don't think we were in contact. Minoy recorded the music here right after Tarkovsky died and listening to the music it is easy to see why Minoy liked the director (and no doubt some of the inspiring soundtracks). Minoy uses radio sounds, reverb, delay pedals and no doubt some kind of synthesizer and in true 80s fashion it is one piece per C60 cassette, so this CD h…

New Minóy CD Release, U.S. Distribution

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The Minóy CD, "In Search Of Tarkovsky", will be released on the great UK label Cold Spring on March 13. Good news for U.S. fans who want to avoid high shipping costs from overseas, Forced Exposure will be carrying the release stateside. It won't be available in the U.S. till March 27th but you can secure your copy now by pre-order at the link below:

https://www.forcedexposure.com/Artists/MINOY.html




MINÓY "In Search Of Tarkovsky" CD

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Out 13th March on Cold Spring:
MINÓY "In Search Of Tarkovsky" CD

Minóy (1951-2010), a major figure in DIY noise music, produced some of the most remarkably engrossing, beautiful and imaginative work-of-art albums released on cassette in the 1980’s. Created in 1986, “In Search Of Tarkovsky” is dedicated to the late Russian Director Andrei Tarkovsky. A unique world of musical expression, with dense audio abstractions where the origin of any particular sound isn’t quite discernible. A form of labyrinthian, droning collage electronics, otherworldly and dreamlike, at times nightmarish, at times sad, but always bold and deeply affecting. Composed after the director’s death, it contains many trademarks of Minóy’s style: manipulation of shortwave radio, use of spring reverb to get those strangely echoing, claustrophobic environments, and then the howling vocals, piling-up and distorting. Minóy plainly mourns the director’s death but in such a unique way there is nothing to compare it …