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Various Artists
Soul Jazz Records Presents: COLD WAVE #1
Soul Jazz Records
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Release Date
July 2, 2021
  • Vinyl 2×LP, Limited Coloured

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    Orange vinyl

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    • Heavyweight double vinyl
    • Bespoke individual inner sleeves
    • Printed in special dayglo colour finish
    • First pressing includes pull-out fanzine

    Available: May 21, 2021

  • Vinyl 2×LP

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    • Heavyweight double vinyl
    • Bespoke individual inner sleeves
    • Printed in special dayglo colour finish
    • First pressing includes pull-out fanzine
  • CD

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    • With artist booklet / fanzine and slipcase
    • Printed in special dayglo colour finish

    Available: May 21, 2021

Press Release

Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Cold Wave’ is a collection of current electronic artists who have all been shaped by the early European cold wave artists of the late 70s and early 80s.

This is the first release of Soul Jazz Records’ new Cold Wave overview and a second volume will follow.

These first artists created new electronic musical landscapes as well as pursuing a stubborn DIY aesthetic, often releasing material on cassette and pioneering use of lo-fi technology, primitive drum machines and home recording techniques. As part of this continued evolution today many of the artists featured here also self-release their own material, run labels, publish fanzines, or are part of wider musical collectives.

Aside from the first electronic, no wave and post-punk artists cited as influences - Suicide, Patrick Cowley, The Normal, Martin Hannett, Laurie Anderson, Public Image - this new generation of artists also show an exquisitely open source of electronic and disparate influences, everything from Underground Resistance to Purcell, from Scientist to new beat and more besides.

Most of the featured artists are based in Europe and include Krikor, Dissemblance and VQOA from France, De Ambassade from the Netherlands, Moisture from Sweden, Kreidler from Germany, Céline Gillian and Carcass Identity from Belgium. One exception is FIT Siegel out of Detroit, connecting the electronic pathways of Europe to the Motor City.

All of the bands featured here make distinctive contemporary music out of the 80s roots of the first cold wave movement.

Pre-order Information

We endeavour to ensure pre-orders reach you on the official release date. The date indicated above is the nearest possible delivery date according to the distributor, and is therefore liable to change at any time in accordance with changes made by the distributor.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Capture Dissemblance 3:32
  2. 2 Reflexion Ocean Carcass Identity 5:27
  3. 3 Wayne County Stomp Fit Siegel 4:15
  4. 4 Standhouden De Ambassade 3:33
  5. 5 Approdo WANG INC. 5:19
  6. 6 Niños Matadores Krikor Kouchian 3:15
  7. 7 Fight or Flight Céline Gillain 5:28
  8. 8 Kannibal Kreidler 5:40
  9. 9 Moisture Gammut 7:14
  10. 10 Violent Quand On Aime VIOLENT QUAND ON AIME 3:25

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