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Minotaur Shock Rinse

Listening to the opening track of the new Minotaur Shock record, "4-6 Tops," is akin to sitting at one end of a long corridor listening to Herbie Hancock being played at the other, whilst a huge sound system in the middle spews forth clattering beats and bass booms. This avalanche of seemingly disparate sounds and influences continues unabashed throughout Rinse-which compiles the vinyl-only tracks released prior to David Edwards's 2001 debut, Chiff Chaffs And Willow Warblers. Edwards's enthusiasm for experimentation shines through. These old tracks sound good as new-even upon listening to them multiple times, you hear stuff you've never heard before-which makes Rinse stand-out all the more amidst most contemporary electronica.

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