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Distant Waves II / DW015

by Various Artists

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VINYL VERSION (out 30 May 2017): www.deadwaxrecords.es/releases.php

Right after we finished putting together our long sold out DISTANT WAVES compilation back in 2014 we started working on volume II. What we couldn’t expect is that it would take us three whole years (and a lot of research work) to complete it, but you know what? Well worth the wait and the efforts!

This time we have assembled a collection of songs that share some common factors: they all were made in the 80s, they all feature synths and they all are extremely sought after, rare as hell or just previously unreleased. And previously released or not, they are all considered ‘instant classics’ by DWR. There are obvious style variations as each band here is unique but DISTANT WAVES II is quite more homogeneous than its predecessor, hence we were able to tag it as ‘An 80s Synth Wave Compilation’.

We have the upbeat, danceable minimalism of STANDING OVATION, BORIS DZANECK, STÖRUNG, DOPPLER EFFECT and FACTORÍA RIBBENTROP. The cold, moody melancholy of BROKEN TABLES and LA VALSE. Virtually unknown acts like THE SIXTH SENSE, SEEING RED and ALMOST ANYONE, heavily underrated new wave giants like GREY PARADE and PUPPETS OF MANKIND. An unreleased synth pop masterpiece from ALMOST ALONE here, an unheard 7” rendition of a worlwide dancefloor smasher by NIGHTMOVES there. A total of 14 amazing tracks, all ‘instant classics’ as mentioned, that wouldn’t fit in just an LP so we had to create THE ADDENDUM II also, an additional 7” to accommodate two of the songs.

In every DWR release you will find darkness and light, energy and melancholy. DISTANT WAVES II is obviously no exception. As we always say, ‘there’s something for every soul here, for every moment’. This is a very personal project, a very personal selection of songs and bands that we love at Dead Wax Records. What we listen to, what we want to share with you. Again, we hope that you like the experience.

We bring you DISTANT WAVES II in the form of a limited, hand numbered LP+7” bundle (320 copies) including a download code, housed in a matt sleeve with black & gold pantone finish and a printed inner sleeve. THE ADDENDUM II 7” comes in its own gatefold cardsleeve with insert and hand-stamped labels.


released April 27, 2017

All songs remastered by Nicolás Zúñiga
Artwork by David Lanna
Compiled by David and Nico

Eternal thanks to all the bands for contributing their music to this exceptional, very personal project.

℗ by the respective bands
© 2017 Dead Wax Records


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Dead Wax Records is an independent label just like the ones in the early 80s. We do everything ourselves out of pure passion for music, focusing mainly on post-punk, minimal & cold wave, synthpop, goth rock / pop. Quality music always, lost forgotten jewels in need of a second chance, recently discovered treasures that will see the light for the first time.

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