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What our staff has to say: “Great comp compiled by Soul Jazz. This one and the second are both top notch. An insert is included giving a brief synopsis of the artists featured as well as their direct influences.” – Jack
Soul Jazz Records ‘Cold Wave’ is a new collection of current electronic artists who have been shaped by the early European cold wave artists of the late 70s and early 80s. 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 also show an exquisitely open source of electronic and disparate influences, everything from Underground Resistance to Purcell, from Scientist to New Beat. 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. Distinctive contemporary music rooted in the 80s cold wave movement – heavyweight double vinyl with fanzine.