Two of Minus' key members chat at length about their history and their new albums.
Over the past ten years, few techno labels have drawn as much attention as M-nus, the Berlin-based crew of expatriates led by DJ and producer Richie Hawtin. Among the label's most well-known members are Magda and Marc Houle. From their teenage years playing parties in Detroit, to their stadium-sized gigs during 2008ï¿½s Contakt tour, these two artists helped define the lean and punchy sound that came to be known as minimal. Both are currently on the road together promoting new albums. Houle's Drift features lengthy guitar-centric techno experiments, while Magda's From the Fallen Page translates her fascination with horror soundtracks into the same framework. The day before they shipped out this fall, RA's Will Lynch talked the duo about video games, Communist Poland and why it's sometimes uncool to be Magda and Marc Houle.