In The Wire 414, David Toop contributes an essay on black minimalism as a thing in and of itself that takes in everything from West African folk forms to US Midwest footwork. David also considers the music’s status in relation to the early minimalist compositions of Richard Maxfield, Steve Reich and Terry Riley, all of whom used disembodied black voices as raw material. David appends the essay with a speculative mixtape of 87 tracks which further complicate the established narratives and received wisdoms that have accrued around our ideas of minimalist music. Here is a selection of those tracks.
Reader Martin Hossbach has also collated a version of the playlist on Spotify.