Minimal Wave proudly presents a newly remastered vinyl edition of the cult Swedish cassette compilation Orgelvärk, subtitled “en stadig samling Svensk synthmusik” – “a solid collection of Swedish synth music”. Orgelvärk is a compilation of Swedish synthpop, experimental and industrial music representative of the underground tape scene that thrived there in the 1980s. Many of the bands didn’t quite fit into one particular genre, and most remained unknown. They lived in small villages and were making what can be described as electronic folk music.
Orgelvärk was originally compiled and released on cassette in 1986 by Tor Sigvardson, also known for his own musical project 18:e Oktober and cassette label Neuköln. The vinyl edition includes five previously unreleased tracks which were submitted to Tor for the original 1986 cassette release but due to space limitations, never made it on there. All twenty-four songs have been remastered from their original tapes especially for vinyl by Tor himself. Limited edition of 999 hand-numbered copies, double LP pressed on 160 gram vinyl and presented in a matte gatefold jacket with a letter from Tor accompanied by further information on the bands.

Release date: October 6th. Purchase here

Unknown Artist - Orgelns Fodelse
Glenn Winter - Herrens Svar
Santiago de Gil - Pa Min Resa
Ferdinand Rhtym - Narcotics
Arvid Tuba - This Hole Is Mine
Artificial Control - Silent Face
Artificial Control - Signal Out
The Heart Of Darkness - Fixerad
The Heart Of Darkness - Gadji Beri Bimba
Caique - With Or Without You
Corteche - Wind And Forest
Spilluffe - Killed By Death
18:e Oktober - Hector Lokfrisk
Moulin Rouge - Silence
Peter Tengvall - Utdrag Nr 1-3
Engürdetz - Let The Concrete Fall
Art Division - X-Squad
Art Division - New Art
Patchwork - Shadows
Patchwork - A Minute
Ausgang Verboten - Consumer
Overlords - Sea City
Overlords - Secrets Of The Universe
Unknown Artist - Varksam Begravning