Minotaur Shock – Rinse

Genteel Bristolian electronica

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As befits a man whose debut album appeared to be about birdwatching, David “Minotaur Shock” Edwards is not one to rush things. Two years after Chiff-Chaffs & Willow Warblers, Rinse is more an act of prevarication than a follow-up, collecting Edwards’ early EPs in one handy bundle. Essentially, he operates in the same area as Four Tet?prettified electronica augmented by vague guitars, melancholy pianos and music boxes, the odd sheep. There’s that same impulse to create something rustic out of circuitry, though Edwards is, if anything, more whimsical:the outstanding “Motoring Britain” takes Neu! on a detour of B-roads in a Hillman Minx.

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