Hot-Bip

Philippe Laurent

Hot-Bip

 

2011

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  • 1.
    Distorsion
  • 2.
    Exposition 5
  • 3.
    Système Clair
  • 4.
    Et Hop
  • 5.
    Rapide 5
  • 6.
    Le Temps Des Cerises
  • 7.
    Industrieuse 3
  • 8.
    Industrieuse 2
  • 9.
    Dance 3
  • 10.
    Hot-Bip*
  • MW028

Minimal Wave is proud to present a full length LP by French mastermind Philippe Laurent. The LP is entitled Hot-Bip, a pseudonym Laurent used throughout the 80s and 90s and also the title of his 1983 cassette on Fraction Studio. Hot-Bip features tracks recorded between 1979-1988, most of which have either remained unreleased or only previously appeared on scarce 80s experimental cassette compilations. Laurent’s music can be described as spacey synthpop, containing much depth and range. It is edgy, political and pushes the limits, transforming his sound beyond one specific genre. Hints of classical influences as well as electro influences can be heard. Hot-Bip showcases Laurent’s best musical output from the 80’s and includes some very avant-garde pieces from as early as 1979. A limited edition of 999 hand-numbered copies, this LP is pressed on 180 gram, translucent red vinyl and housed in a black and white matte printed heavyweight sleeve

* Denotes bonus track(s) available only on a CD / Digital version of this release, if a CD / Digital version of this release is available

 

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Reviews

     

    Excellent spacey and avant-leaning synthpop reissued by the consistently trustworthy Minimal Wave label. Bar scarce cassette compilation appearances, these ten tracks, dating between 1979-1988, have largely remained the preserve of heads in the know, until now. Under the Hot-Bip handle Philippe created a curious world of angular electro and odder pop styles ranging from sinister-edged yet funky bits like ‘Distorsion’, to the incredible Chris Carter/Drexciyan electro of ‘Système Clair’, and a ruck of stunning EBM/Techno-Popp goodies such as ‘Rapide 5’, ‘Le Temps Des Cerises’ or ‘Industrieuse 3’. Very highly recommended!!!

     
    - Boomkat - 2011