Philippe Laurent – Mithra
Label: Peripheral Minimal – PM12
Genre: Synth Pop/Minimal
"While Laurent historically has executed much of his musical production under the pseudonym Hot-Bip (a name also used as the title of a 1983 cassette release), the Mithra EP is presented instead under his given name. The four-song release, which is comprised entirely of new material from the present day, includes two different versions of the title track as well as two versions of "La Tentation de Saint Antoine." Defying genre-specific categorization, these songs incorporate influences from techno, electro, and synth pop while sounding starkly contemporary and capturing a beautiful subtlety of sound."