Obits — April 30, 2013 at 8:13 am

Martin Lloyd, of Oppenheimer Analysis, 1950-2013

Martin Lloyd of Oppenheimer Analysis

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, “The Devil’s Dancers”


Oppenheimer Analysis, “New Mexico”




  1. Very sad to hear the news that Martin Lloyd of Oppenheimer Analysis died this morning. He was a friend and supporter of Synthetic and many of the bands that have played there. I have rarely met anyone with as much passion for electronic music. He attended almost every one of our shows, travelling from Brighton to London each time and often going out of his way to give people lifts to and from shows. One of the highlights was undoubtedly his performance with Andy Oppenheimer at Synthetic back in 2008. My thoughts are with his family, friends and the electronic music fans that will miss him.

  2. Plus one, Dean.

  3. Found this superb band through the Minimal wave compilations. Incredible music and a shock to hear of this.

  4. Andy Oppenheimer

    Please remove the YOuTube clip of Cold War featuring me, Andy Oppenheimer. This is harmful to my professional reputation. I would be grateful if you would oblige as this part of an ongoing legal action to remove this and other images and postings. Please email me when this is completed. Many thanks, Andy Oppenheimer

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