Minimal Man

Minimal Man is a collaboration of Baby Ford and Ian Loveday aka Eon that started in 1993 after the BFORD9 phase. Ian and Peter had been producing 'Fetish' and 'A kind of living' before; indeed Minimal Man has been one of the most important projects that set the spirit for the foundation of the Ifach and Trelik labels.

The first release was the 'Minimal Man E.P.' on William Orbit's Guerilla label, a soulful and dubby techno house record with a certain disco flavour and warm analogue, yet powerful technoid sounds combined with awesome samples (Might be hard to find these days, but if you can get it, don't miss it.) The style they introduced with this 12'' was developed further and put in a more technoid, less housey concept with a release on Vinyl Solution called 'Treatment feel', an excellent 3-split track moving somehow between the 'tribal' elements of the Guerilla e.p. and the tricky rhythms they used later on Baby Ford's Trelik label, which was launched in 1995 and on which all Minimal Man releases came out from that moment on.

Minimal Man stands for an innovative techno sound that has never stopped to develop itself further. Despite its minimal and experimental character and the will to produce new sounds, the project has never neglected its dancefloor-oriented component.

A complete Minimal Man discography can be found on my Trelik site.