Minotaur Shock is David Edwards. David has been making music since the last century. Starting out using borrowed equipment, living in a borrowed house in an adopted country across the murky Severn, he recorded some tracks that were released on Melodic Records. Second album, Chiff-Chaffs and Willow Warblers, followed in 2001 and remaining prolific, David then released a few more tracks and a compilation on the Melodic label, and found himself remixing other people's work.
During the next few years, David concentrated on playing for another band, Bronze Age Fox, who comprised of old friends and his younger sibling. They had released oddly shaped vinyl records in absurdly limited editions, as well as the hard-to-find Compilation CD and recording an as-yet-unreleased debut album, Impossible. BAF fell foul of the industry, their own wilful obscurity and the pressures of trying to make a living.
After that brief diversion into songwriting and proper pop production, David retreated to his little studio to work under the Minotaur Shock moniker again. When 4AD showed an interest in releasing his music, he decided that while Melodic will always hold an immovable place in his heart, it was time to move on. 4AD released a couple of singles and an album, Maritime, in 2005.
Since then, David has been working on various secret projects, including a techno offshoot called Principal Participant, before releasing his second album for 4AD, Amateur Dramatics in 2008.