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Dates
March 2009 - present
Website
minimum electric design official website
Genre
Electronic, Rock, Jazz
Members
松井庸 (Yo Matsui) — arrangement, vocals, lyrics, guitar, bass, programming, mix & master (twitter)
Support
すぎやま (Sugiyama) — arrangement, guitar, bass, programming
dalin — vocals, lyrics
KANIHARA — vocals, lyrics

Description

The circle is lead by arranger 松井庸 who's music can be described as a melding of Electronic and Rock/Post-Rock. In contrast the groups support member and arranger すぎやま will often use Jazz as a base when arranging music. Early albums by the group were chiefly Electronic and Rock with minimal vocals, but since then albums have included elements of Jazz and Pop in addition to more Vocal tracks.

Vocalist mineko of MN-logic24 will often contribute to albums by the group and 松井庸's arrangements are often featured on mineko's releases.


Discography

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幻想郷 Electronic Shoegazer
Release date: 2009-11-08 (Touhou Fuhai Komachi SP)
An album featuring instrumental arrangements of themes from Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night, Phantasmagoria of Flower View, Shoot the Bullet, Mountain of Faith, Undefined Fantastic Object and Changeability of Strange Dream.

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明治172年のフィクション
Release date: 2009-12-30 (Comiket 77)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night, Shoot the Bullet, Mountain of Faith and Undefined Fantastic Object. Half of the tracks from this album are reworkings of arrangements from 幻想郷 Electronic Shoegazer.

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minimum electric design 2009
Release date: 2010-05-05 (M3-25)
A compilation album featuring vocal and instrumental tracks from 幻想郷 Electronic Shoegazer and 明治172年のフィクション, it does not contain any new material.

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sanae telegraph
Release date: 2010-05-05 (M3-25)
An album featuring instrumental arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil and Mountain of Faith. The first album to start integrating Jazz into the circle's established style.

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少女は電気河童の夢を見る
Release date: 2010-08-14 (Comiket 78)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Mountain of Faith and Subterranean Animism. More then half of the tracks from this album are reworkings or arrangements from sanae telegraph.

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another good morning
Release date: 2010-12-30 (Comiket 79)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night and Mountain of Faith.

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the cosmic recognition
Release date: 2011-03-13 (Reitaisai 8)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Lotus Land Story, Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night and Mountain of Faith.

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続・少女は電気河童の夢を見る
Release date: 2011-08-13 (Comiket 80)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom and Mountain of Faith. A follow up album to 少女は電気河童の夢を見る that contains new material and instrumental versions of previously released tracks.

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Run Girl Run
Release date: 2011-10-16 (Touhou Kouroumu 7)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Mountain of Faith and Undefined Fantastic Object. A short 2 track album with arrangements that would later be featured on an experiment on dolls and focus and defocus.

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an experiment on dolls
Release date: 2011-12-30 (Comiket 81)
An album featuring instrumental arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night, Mountain of Faith and Undefined Fantastic Object.

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focus and defocus
Release date: 2012-05-27 (Reitaisai 9)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream, Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night, Shoot the Bullet, Mountain of Faith and Subterranean Animism. The first album to begin exploring Jazz style arrangements, a trend that would continue on future releases.

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表象と構築
Release date: 2012-10-28 (M3-30)
The first original album featuring vocal & instrumental compositions to be released by the circle, it incorporates fewer rock elements then the circle's other works.

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TRAIL
Release date: 2012-12-30 (Comiket 83)
A mostly instrumental compilation album featuring almost the entirety of the circle's works from 2009 to 2010 split across 2 discs. The album also contains several early and unreleased works not featured on previous album.

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ultramarine
Release date: 2013-5-26 (Reitaisai 10)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Imperishable Night and Ten Desires.

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Amplified Shooting Star
Release date: 2013-08-12 (Comiket 84)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream, Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night, Phantasmagoria of Flower View, Mountain of Faith, Undefined Fantastic Object and Ghostly Field Club. The album is much more Rock oriented than previous works or the works that would follow.

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クローゼット
Release date: 2014-04-27 (M3-33)
The second original album featuring vocal and instrumental compositions to be released by the circle.

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Yukari Telegraph
Release date: 2014-05-11 (Reitaisai 11)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Shoot the Bullet and Double Dealing Character.

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EXTRA WORKS 2014
Release date: 2014-11-24 (Autumn Reitaisai)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Perfect Cherry Blossom, Shoot the Bullet, Ten Desires and Undefined Fantastic Object, the album contains unreleased extra material from 2014

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TRAIL II
Release date: 2015-05-10 (Reitaisai 12)
A compilation album featuring a selection of vocal and instrumental songs released from 2011 to 2014 split across 2 discs.

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the border
Release date: 2015-29-12 (Comiket 89)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Ten Desires and Neo-traditionalism of Japan, it contains 2 tracks that would later be featured on Two-Tone.

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Two-Tone
Release date: 2016-05-08 (Reitaisai 13)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Subterranean Animism, Ten Desires, Retrospective 53 minutes, Magical Astronomy and Neo-traditionalism of Japan. The album is more Rock oriented than other releases by the circle and is the first to fully explore Alternative Rock style arrangements.

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RENOVATION
Release date: 2016-08-13 (Comiket 90)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Phantasmagoria of Flower View, Shoot the Bullet, Mountain of Faith, Double Dealing Character and Neo-traditionalism of Japan. The album largely features re-recordings of tracks from previous album.

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STORY
Release date: 2016-10-30 (M3-38)
The first original album featuring vocal and instrumental compositions to be released under the name "paw" (prestige and wealth).

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PARTICLE
Release date: 2017-05-07 (Reitaisai 14)
An album featuring arrangements of themes from Hopeless Masquerade, Changeability of Strange Dream, Magical Astronomy, Trojan Green Asteroid and Dateless Bar "Old Adam".

Other works

  • " fragments" is a series of 3 mini albums released from 2012 to 2013 which contain original material that would later be used on the circle's original albums. Original material that was used as part of previously released Touhou tracks is also included.
  • "Memoria" released 2012-30-12 (Comiket 85) is a Kantai Collection album produced and arranged by 松井庸, it is the only Kantai Collection album to be released by the circle.
  • "ORIGINAL WORKS introduction" released 2014-30-12 (Comiket 87) is a compilation album featuring works from the circle's first 2 original albums and does not contain any new material.

ALTERNATIVE MEDIA RECORDS

ALTERNATIVE MEDIA RECORDS is a record label run by 松井庸, it is also the label that minimum electric design's works are published under hence the ALMR-XXX catalog numbers. It can be seen displayed somewhere on almost every album released by the circle, even going as far back as their very first release 幻想郷 Electronic Shoegazer.

  • "impressions" released 2010-10-31 (M3-26) is an original album released under the label ALTERNATIVE MEDIA RECORDS featuring arrangements by 松井庸 and vocals by MORIYA PAYA.