Robert Hood‘s classic 1994 LP, Minimal Nation, is set to be reissued once again this August.
The seminal minimal techno album will be repressed as a triple white vinyl via Hood’s M-Plant record label nearly 30 years after its debut on Jeff Mills‘ Axis Records imprint. It will also release as a CD, and both formats will feature remastered versions of all eight original tracks. Among them are the immortal “Rhythm Of Vision,” plus the unreleased “SH-101” from the Minimal Nation recording sessions, as well as the ultra-rare “Self-Powered” from the album’s test pressing.
The reissue follows two prior releases; in 2015 Minimal Nation was reissued via Hood’s imprint, and before that in 2009.
“I was fooling around with a [Roland Alpha] Juno 2 keyboard and I came across this chord sound,” Hood explained to Resident Advisor when Minimal Nation was reissued in 2009. “Once I had that chord sound and a particular pattern I realized I didn’t need anything else.”
Hood described his sound to FADER in 2013 as “minimum structure” and “maximum soul.” “At the time, I really didn’t understand the purpose and the vision and where it was emanating from, but I knew it was spiritual,” he told the publication.
The repressing of Robert Hood’s Minimal Nation will be released this August via M-Plant.