MINIMAL CRIMINAL is a dark minimal progressive psytrance project from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was formed by Dj's Valerio Zhyin and Bruno Echoes in the beginning of 2003. Their tracks are around 133-140 bpm, often with a dark night time vibe, bizarre psychedelic effects and crazy samples.
It's been quite a while since the last update so many things have happened since then. Valerio is now running the official Minimal Criminal and is working on the new album to be released by Cosmic Conspiracy records late this year or early 2015.
The album will contain newly mastered versions of some of the best Minimal Criminal tracks previously released by other labels. It will be sort of a "Greatest Hits" album with a few new tracks as well.
Since the last update, numerous tracks and 2 Eps have been released up to now. All the tracks are available for download in the Music page. Most recently, two tracks were released:
- "Count Johann Malmsteen" on the "Monsters Under The Bed" comp from Melting Runes records
- "Samsara City Station" on the "Mind Expander" comp from Melting Runes records.
Also released this year was the excellent "Blurry Sequence" EP by Krumelur (Zenon Records), featuring two tracks with Minimal Criminal.
Several other tracks will be released later this year.
Minimal Criminal is stronger than ever. Several tracks were released towards the end of 2012 and there are several more scheduled releases in 2013.
Plusquam records(Germany) released the very 1st chillout EP from Minimal Criminal called "So Ya Lha", a collaboration with Bhutanese royal singer Kencho Wangdi.
Please check it out!
An EP of remixes from the classic track, "Crimson Executioner", will most likely be released by Cosmic Conspiracy records within the following months. The EP will include remixes by Australian artist Reactant, and Brazilian artists Urucubaca, and Onionbrain.
Glitchy Tonic records(Germany) will release the track "Regurgitation" in April/May. This track features death metal vocals by Zhyin.
Valerio Zhyin will be performing the new Minimal Criminal live set at the Satya festival in Israel.