7inch /EE-Tapes Records / 2012
limited to 250 copies
Long before ABSENT MUSIC
became the name of a record label, it was the pseudonym of Jan Van den
Broeke for his private minimal wave-and-other experiment-like project
which he had put up halfway the 80s, next to his involvement in the
cultband THE MISZ.
ABSENT MUSIC released 2
cassettes: ABSENT MUSIC FOR ABSENT PEOPLE (1986) and CHEZ RENEE
(1988), the latter being the soundtrack of a video and exhibition by
Renée Lodewijckx. They both belong to the best kept secrets of the Belgian minimal wave of the 1980s. ABSENT MUSIC can also be
found on cassette compilations like MAD IN BELGIUM vol.2, INSANE MUSIC
for INSANE PEOPLE vol.14, CORTISOL (ZNS tapes) and HOMO SEXPIENS
PROJECT(3RIO tapes). EE Tapes proudly presents its 6th 33rpm 7” vinyl EP in the EV series, revealing 5 of these hidden treasures. Restored and remixed by Jan Van den Broeke. First 85 copies are handnumbered and include extra 2 photographs, from a series of 10.
Filed under: minimal wave, minimal synth, synth-pop