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Last Things (album)

by Minute Taker

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Delenn Vulpes
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Delenn Vulpes Last Things feels like a story in progress for me. Too Busy Framing looked to the past, but this album seems to look ahead. "What will I become?" and "What will I leave behind" are questions I think about constantly, and I feel them echoed in these tracks. Kinda spooky, but comforting too... Favorite track: I Draw Lines.
A D PAISLEY
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A D PAISLEY I love this album because it's fresh, original and extremely catchy. My favourite track is Tornado. Favorite track: Tornado.
room42uk
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room42uk Full of unusual mindworm tunes that really get into the psyche. Favorite track: Alkali.
serge guegan
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serge guegan Envoûtant, j adore . I hope to see soon in Paris Favorite track: I Draw Lines.
Dean Henderson
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Dean Henderson Brings me back to days of Depeche Mode and takes me beyond! I'm excited to hear what Ben does next! Favorite track: Wait For Me.
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Merge 03:26
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Wait For Me 03:57
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I Draw Lines 05:19
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Tin Box 03:12
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Let It Go 04:39
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Alkali 04:42
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Echo 2 03:56
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Coma 04:05
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Tornado 04:12
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"A beautiful collection of electronic-orientated pop songs that sound like old recordings that have been rediscovered and restored by a renegade computer; glitching and looping." - Notion ​

"Minute Taker is a haunting take on modern folk" - Red

"Last Things is an eleven-track masterpiece...Dark, symbolic and modern" - Right Chord Music

"It is McGarvey's inimitable voice combined with a lyrical honesty and broody, accessible sonic oddballness, which set him apart"
- The 405

Minute Taker is the pseudonym of Manchester-based alternative songwriter/producer Ben McGarvey. In 2008 Ben released his debut album Too Busy Framing to critical acclaim. Primarily recorded in his parents’ basement using an old piano, a PC and various gadgets, the resulting album was described by Manchester Evening News as “bursting with beautiful acoustic melodies and hooks”, and was recently declared "an underrated hidden gem " by The 405.

Minute Taker adopts a more expansive, electronic-orientated approach that could be described as dark dream pop with elements of glitch, industrial and lo-fi, drawing comparisons to Bat For Lashes, Björk and Thom Yorke.

Songs such as Merge, Alkali and Echo 2 are loaded with distorted beats, sweeping synthesisers and dense vocal layering.  Conversely, on other tracks, live instruments occupy the foreground with stark piano and string arrangements - such as Tin Box and Somewhere Under Water, which garnered a short-listing for Mojo Magazine’s 2011 New Voice Award. 

The clear threads that run throughout are the emotive melody lines and existential themes. Layers of floating vocal choirs, glockenspiel inflections and found-sounds form an ambient and often otherworldly back-drop.

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released April 15, 2013

Written and produced by Ben McGarvey.

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Minute Taker Manchester, UK

From his small home studio on the Pennine moors, singer-songwriter/producer Minute Taker spends his days crafting his nostalgia-fuelled synth-pop songs.

With 3 acclaimed albums & official remixes for Yazoo & Erasure, he’s also gained a reputation for his imaginative covers of songs by Kate Bush, Eurythmics, Madonna, Tori Amos, Depeche Mode & Pet Shop Boys

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