What Meaning / DW022

by Standing Ovation

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VINYL VERSION (out September, 2019): 275 7" copies, including download code. PRE-ORDER starts August 1 here: www.deadwaxrecords.es/releases.php

STANDING OVATION was a short lived project from Clacton on Sea, UK, created by the very young Paul Bramhall and Glen Redgen in 1982, while they were still at high school. Armed with a Casio MT40, a Korg Polysix, a Korg M500 and a Boss DR55 drum machine plus a guitar and a bass they booked a local studio on 22nd October 1983 and recorded two songs in one day. The two tracks were released on cassette by the also local Falling A label shortly after. They continued making electronic music for a further two years and seeking collaborators through the papers they managed to include a drummer and a lead guitarist, but the sound changed and was no longer the electronic sound that Paul desired. After a few local gigs they drifted apart with musical differences.

The WHAT MEANING / TIMES OF FUN cassette didb't have much repercussion back then and being impossible to find nowadays we decided to give it another try on vinyl. WHAT MEANING is a true minimal synth masterpiece, with its pulsating bassline and overall dark feel. This genre just doesn’t get any better. TIMES OF FUN is a much brighter, poppy tune that puts a smile on your face.

The two songs have been transferred and remastered from the original ¼” reel tape and the also minimalistic but beautiful hand-drawn original artwork has been adapted and enhanced to fit this 7” release.

We are immensely proud to bring it to you as a limited, hand numbered edition of 275 copies, housed in an old-fashioned, matt finish card-sleeve including a download code.

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released September 15, 2019

Paul Bramhall - Vocals, synths (Casio MT40, Korg Polysix), drum programming (Boss DR55)
Glen Redgen - Bass, guitar, synth (Korg M500)

Music by Paul and Glen, lyrics by Paul.
Recorded at a local studio in Clacton-on-Sea (UK), on 22nd October 1983. Produced by Standing Ovation.
Transferred and mastered from the original 1/4" reel tape by Nicolás Zúñiga. Artwork by David Lanna with original front cover drawing by Glen.

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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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