John Bender’s self-released minimal wave masterpiece gets first ever vinyl reissue

John Bender’s self-released minimal wave masterpiece gets first ever vinyl reissue

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Super rare 1980 album I Don’t Remember Now / I Don’t Want To Talk About It back on vinyl.

A bona fide minimal wave holy grail, John Bender’s debut I Don’t Remember Now / I Don’t Want To Talk About It was recorded over two ferociously creative years between 1978 and 1980, titling tracks after their position on the original master tapes.

Self-released with hand-made sleeves and available in an edition of 1000 via his own Record Sluts imprint, the quivering synths and dystopian melodies set the tone for Bender’s short and chronically under-appreciated recording career, a pioneering figure in the history of the synthesizer who disappeared from music in 1985.

Now, the consistently brilliant Superior Viaduct have made the record available once more for the first time in over 35 years (disregarding an unofficial reissue in 2010), reproducing the hand-stamped jacket that houses an insert and the luminous red vinyl.

Click here to order your copy and check out photos of the release courtesy of Boomkat below:

A version of the first track ’36A2′ from I Don’t Remember Now / I Don’t Want To Talk About It features on JD Twitch’s new minimal wave and industrial compilation So Low as ‘Victims Of Victimless Crimes’. Check out the full release here.