Walking In Love's Shadow (+ bonus tracks) / DW020

by Artistic Control

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VINYL VERSION (out April 15, 2019) 165 COPIES ONLY. Includes an insert + download code. PRE-ORDER started March 26 here: www.deadwaxrecords.es/releases.php

Kez is a mysterious yet very prolific Cornish musician whose extensive material has been kept unreleased almost in its entirety. His main project ARTISTIC CONTROL rose from the ashes of punk, experimenting with blending numerous forms of music and twisted electronics.Despite constant gigging and recording since 1980, only the cassette album ‘Bless it all’ was released in 1984. After Kez decided to go ahead on his own in 1985 and dive deeper into more synth based tunes, he recorded many songs on a 4-track cassette recorder with the only help of Karen Kay doing backing vocals.

None of these songs would have been heard by anyone nowadays if Kez himself wouldn’t have shared some of them through Youtube, creating a cult following instantly. We have chosen the ones that in our opinion best represent Kez’s awesome musical imagination and skills and have rescued the only surviving cassette sources for them, applying the most careful technical treatments to make them available on a physical format for the first time ever. Ten songs are included in the vinyl release; Three come from the mentioned 1984 ‘Bless it all’ cassette-only album, the rest being recorded between 1985 and 1987, with some of them 100% previously unheard. The digital download here includes FIVE ADDITIONAL BONUS TRACKS not on the vinyl.

We are excited to present you this selection of ARTISTIC CONTROL songs on an extremely limited, hand numbered edition of 165 copies, housed in a matt finish sleeve with insert (lyrics and credits) and including a download code.

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released March 24, 2019

All music and lyrics by Kez Stone except ‘Tomorrow never knows’ by Lennon / McCartney.

‘Echo’ (written in 1982) recorded at Sawmills Studio in 1983, Kez (vocals, electric guitar, synths, electronic percussion, drum machines), Steve Jackson (percussion), Phil Pickering (backing vocals), produced and engineered by Simon Fraser.

‘Marilyn’ (written in 1982) and ‘Bless it all’ (written in 1984) recorded at A Real Kavoom studio in 1984, Kez (vocals, guitars, synths, electronic percussion, drum machines) Mike Fuller (bass, backing vocals), Dave Stone (electronic drums and percussion), Phil Pickering (polysynth), produced and engineered by Kez and Phil Pickering.

All other songs written, performed, engineered and recorded by Kez on a portable 4-track cassette recorder in various locations between 1985 and 1987 (‘Dance with me’ originally written in 1981), with backing vocals by Karen Kay.

Transferred and remastered by Nicolás Zúñiga.
Artwork by David Lanna.

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Dead Wax Records Barcelona, Spain

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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