Minimal Violence’s debut album, InDreams, is a start-to-finish, full-throttle ride through raw, high energy techno. Their records for some of Vancouver’s best-known labels – like 1080p and Genero as well as Lobster Theremin and Ninja Tune’s Technicolour - have always captured the exhilarating spirit of their live shows.
InDreams bottles up that livewire, punk energy into its most concentrated form yet. Recording on a haphazard collection of hardware machines, with initial takes often live off the floor to capture the raw energy, Ashlee Luk and Lida P are entrenched in Vancouver’s thriving DIY scene and embrace upfront directness in their no-holds-barred ethos. Influenced by early industrial groups and cyberpunk literature, the record’s themes centre around the dystopian ‘InDreams inc.’ megacorp with rave-inspired, cult imagery designed by Kevin McCaughey (Boot Boyz).
1. Untitled Dream Sequence
3. June Anthem
4. New Hard Catch
5. Persuasive Behaviour
7. Virus Prophecy
9. Last One at the Rave
10. InDreams (Cardopusher Remix) - Bonus
11. InDreams x URO (MV Powermoves Megamix) - Bonus