I rediscovered this 2010 compilation called Cold Waves + Minimal Electronics that was put together by two Brooklyn DJ’s who hosted a party called Wierd Nights (and was apparently a random Other Music find by my friend J a few years back). Somehow when it’s this cold out and everything gets pushed inside this type of music starts to sound really good. Spare, cold, dark electronics just like the name implies.
This Minimal Wave Tapes comp put together by Veronica Vasicka and Peanut Butter Wolf travels similar territory and was coincidentally released around the same time. I’d recommend both to people who have worn out the Joy Division catalog but are still looking for more of that sound.