Martin Lloyd — half of early ’80s minimal electronic duo Oppenheimer Analysis, famously known for its self-released New Mexico cassette — died this morning due to liver failure, according to a statement released by Lloyd’s record label, Minimal Wave.
The label writes:
“We regret to inform you that Martin Lloyd, legendary synthesist behind Oppenheimer Analysis, passed away this morning due to liver failure. Martin was a brilliant, charming man, full of life and had a deep passion for electronic music. He will be sorely missed. Martin Lloyd R.I.P. (1950-2013)”
Lloyd and bandmate Andy Oppenheimer had reunited in 2006, performing together for the first time in 22 years. With Minimal Wave re-releasing some of the U.K. group’s early work, the duo began working on new material and performed sporadically though the second half of the last decade.
For more on Lloyd’s music and legacy, read Minimal Wave’s interview with him — and check out a selection of music below.
Oppenheimer Analysis, “Cold War”
Oppenheimer Analysis, “The Devil’s Dancers”
Oppenheimer Analysis, “New Mexico”