Minimal house never went away thanks to Archipel. Indeed, the latest release on Pheek's label from BMIND - who previously put out an album for Archipel - refers to many of the re-occurring tropes in the sound that have endured since the turn of the millennium. This is especially audible on the micro-sampling groove of "Carne Carnaval" and the glitchy off beat percussion on the title track and "San Pedro Illumina". However, BMIND's release also shows that the sound has evolved; this is most evident on the traditional whistles and freestyle piano lines of "Fada" - a chaotic and unusual take on the sound.
Every once in a while a work comes along to change one's perception of a musical form. It is no exaggeration to say that Angoor will make anyone who hears it will revise their opinion of minimal house. There are tracks here that have nothing to do with our understanding of minimalism, like "Toddle", a half heard vocal murmuring or the widescreen shanty that is "Quellla Suppplica Dagli Occhi". Even when the album does catch a groove, it does so in the most unusual ways; the epic "Ballade Privae" is based on live drumming, "Wherein" is a droning, groove and "Randnummern" descends into a wild, gamelan-style exercise in freeform abandon.