Girls With Synthesizers: Veronica Vasicka Talks Minimal Synthesizers, Drum Machines & Minimal Wave!

I like minimal things. I like minimal synths and drum machines. I also like Veronica Vasicka. Check out this quick Revel In New York video on the great genre of Minimal Wave. She says that now is the time to make minimal sound and noise with all those synthesizers and drum machines. I couldn’t agree more.


From Youtube:
Veronica Vasicka is a photographer, musician, DJ and founder of the epic record label and on-line music resource Minimal Wave. As one of the founding members of East Village Radio, she managed the station during its pirate days and began collecting obscure and long forgotten gems that fell somewhere between the Cold Wave, Post Punk and Minimal Synth genres. Not knowing what to classify these bands as, she coined the genre Minimal Wave and set up the website as an online resource to share her finds with the rest of the world.

The response to the website was huge and shortly after its launch, Veronica began tracking these artists down and re-issuing their work on the Minimal Wave label. Most of these bands recorded extremely limited copies of their work in their basements and shared their work with the world via John Peel’s radio show and a handful of underground music mailings. The music released on the label is a stripped down, DIY and purer approach to mainstream synth pop. Never-the-less, fans of New Wave acts, and bands like Kraftwerk, New Order, and Joy Division who are seeking something a bit different or looking to expand upon the familiar genre, will not be disappointed.

In addition to running Minimal Wave, Veronica launched the Cititrax label as way to expose newer synth-based act as well as obscure House and Italo classics. She DJs bi-monthly around New York City and every Sunday night on her East Village Radio show, Minimal Electronik Plus.


One thought on “Girls With Synthesizers: Veronica Vasicka Talks Minimal Synthesizers, Drum Machines & Minimal Wave!

  1. Hello !
    Scratch Radio is a student and community radio station in Birmingham
    We have aired the first of what will be a weekly show of all things Electronica ………..
    It is broadcast via Scratch radio at
    The first show has gone out and you can listen again / follow us on Mixcloud:

    This will now become a weekly show and my intention will clearly be to play a number of the artists that will be of interest to yourself
    The track listing for the first show was:
    Bizarre Unit – Away From The Burning Car
    Sandra Plays Electronics – Her Needs
    Soft Moon – Insides
    Neon – Voices
    Michael Cretu – Total Normal
    Decades By Night – Life Spiral
    Cabaret Voltaire – Blue Heat
    Fad Gadget – Collapsing New People
    Evil Alien – Life In A Fishbowl
    My Life With The Thrill Kull Kult – A Daisy Chain 4 Satan
    Boards Of Canada – Come To Dust
    In The Nursery – Archaic Torso
    Nitzer Ebb – Hearts and Minds
    Hard Corp – Je Suis Passee (Dub)

    Take a listen to the show ……….. I hope you enjoy it !

    Feel free to tell others to listen via the various information / social networks out there


    Chris / The Seventh Wave

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