Record Label: M-Plant
It’s arguable that techno rarely attains the same purity, power and soul than in the work of Robert Hood. 1994’s Minimal Nation is one of his many landmarks in the field, here given a deluxe x3LP (white vinyl / CD inside) make over and repress by Hood’s own M-Plant. This remains one of the most important records in techno music; it’s title becoming the very blueprint for a new generation of machine-funk makers, warehouse movers and minimal techno worshippers. From the barest of elements Hood weaves ten tales of insistent, urgent sonics designed to move the phuture-floor, and who better than Hood himself to explain the forces behind this seminal LP, ‘Minimal Nation is not just a collection of rhythm tracks, but a supernatural work of art realized. I felt a strong sense of urgency to create a body of work that identified with what was placed on my heart, as opposed to what was on my mind. Regardless, of it's diminutive nature, one should never underestimate the neural potency of minimalism.'