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Minimal techno is a minimalist sub-genre of Techno music. It's characterized by stripped-down, glitchy sound, simple 4/4 beat (usually around 120-135 BPM), repetition of short loops, and subtle changes. Related styles are Minimal Electronica, ambient techno, minimal house, microhouse and tech house.

Minimal techno is often atonal, featuring consonant harmony. Melodies, when present, are usually short loops of one or two bars. Emphasis is put on creating unique sounds. Musical development is achieved mostly by adding or removing instruments (sounds) on eight-bar phrase boundaries and adjusting effects.

Notable artists include Plastikman (Richie Hawtin), Daniel Bell, Ricardo Villalobos, Ø (Mika Vainio), Akufen (Marc Leclair), Basic Channel, Jeff Milligan, Sleeparchive (Roger Semsroth) and Sutekh (Seth Horvitz). Some record labels specializing in minimal techno are M_nus, Foundsound, Force Inc, Kompakt, Perlon, Revolver Canada and Sähkö Recordings.

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Music Sound, v. 2.0, by MultiMedia

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