Soul Jazz - Cold Wave
Release on 7/30
Double vinyl LP pressing. 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. These first artists created new electronic musical landscapes as well as pursuing a stubborn D-I-Y 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.