Minmae are a philosopher’s band. At the beginning, the band’s primary songwriter Sean Brooks had a purpose: “to deconstruct music through sound…to project the idea of a band that in reality was not a band at all.” Very Dadaist? Not anymore. Instead of nihilism, the band seems to have gone back a few centuries and adopted Aristotle’s Law of Identity, ie -Everything that exists has a specific nature. But what’s the point? The point is that Minmae’s specific nature is unpredictability. Case in point: name one other band who has the brass ones to begin an album with a nine-and-a-half-minute song.