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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ruth - Polaroïd/Roman/Photo

Ruth - Polaroïd/Roman/Photo (1985)

Another classic minimal synth rip, delved from a long-lost backup dvd. This is the CD rerelease of Ruth - Polaroïd/Roman/Photo with all the bonus tracks. Got some terrific cuts on this one, even beyond the classic proper Roman Photo single found on my last post. Mabelle, Mots (and the 2001 remix), and the 14 minute original instrumental Roman Photo mix. This numbers among the greatest minimal synth albums ever produced, perhaps even surpassing those of Ensemble Pittoresque.


  1. Absolutely incredible - loving it. I'm also an Ensemble Pittoresque fan . . . any other unsung gems in this vein that you would recommend?

  2. Das Ding, along most things on the minimal wave label. for newer stuff, Xeno and Oaklander among others.

    Funny enough, I met X&O one time (they now own my old SH-101) and apparently a few members of Ruth were family friends of the female singer.

  3. Merci beaucoup
    Hard to find. Also great blog by the way, thanks for the nice reading and finds.

  4. oh wow, i've been looking all over for this! i can't seem to get the rapidshare link to load. is it still working?