I've been wanting to make this compilation for about 8 months and working on it on and off since February. My friend in NC just had his birthday and passed his prelims, so I finally had a good reason to put some extra work into it. It's basically the opposite of the post-doc compilation I'll be putting up soon. If you don't like ascetic minimal house, you will probably hate this, but what can I say? I love it, and this sort of music constitutes most of the the "new" stuff I listen to nowadays. The little chime in "Catchy DAAD" sends chills up my spine. All the mp3s are tagged, and if you drag them into iTunes, they'll organize themselves under the "Mixes" genre as "Minimal".
The photo of laser-cut steel is courtesy of Elijah Porter (Yale School of Architecture) and BLDGBLOG.