Various "Cold Waves of Color
Volume 4”


cold waves 4Fourth volume of the completely sold out (on vinyl) electronic compilation series of tracks from the 1980's Color Tapes label—some released here for the first time!

An essential document from the 80's UK cassette underground scene. The majority of tracks from these UK garage cold wave bands used synthesizer, drum machines and sequencers such as EMS VCS3, Minimoog, Korg MS-20, Roland Juno 6, SH-09, TR-808, all playing a crucial part in the development of electronic music in the UK. As with the other volumes in this popular series, you can find great examples of cold wave, minimal wave and synth electronics made by obscure British bands such as Disintegrators, Mystery Plane, Berserk In A Hayfield and Lives of Angels—all recorded between 1980-1985, vestiges of the 1980's UK cassette underground scene. Comes with a fat booklet which is a full color reprint reproduction of issue three of Color Tapes' own in house "Purple Twilight" fanzine from 1985 that features articles on Insane Music, Space Brothers and Lives Of Angels. This CD edition of "Cold Waves of Color 4" comes with two bonus tracks not on the vinyl version!

Our fourth collection of rare cold wave from the Color Tapes archives also includes a full color reprint of issue three of Color Tapes' own Purple Twilight fanzine from 1985, that featured articles on Insane Music, Space Brothers and Lives Of Angels.
This deluxe CD edition comes with two bonus tracks not on the vinyl version!

"A must have collection of English post-punk rarities sourced from the legendary Color Tapes label" - Boomkat review

"This retrospective is well overdue. As you might expect, much of the material sounds like a cross between early Depeche Mode, curious Italian coldwave and proto-EBM. Pleasingly all the material has been remastered by legendary engineer Denis Blackham, giving the original analogue sounds a whole new lease of life. Essential stuff" -Juno review.

"Great stuff. A worthy companion of the "Cold Waves: Minimal Electronics" and "Mutazione" CDs. Anyone who is a fan of Cabaret Voltaire/Human League/Throbbing Gristle/Robert Rental/Chris & Cosey/Coil era electronics will find something they love on this." ★★★★★ Amazon review. 

•Cold wave, electronic synth pop, and minimal tracks from the Color Tapes archive, recorded between 1981-1985

•Tracks drawn from DIY cassette editions of 100 copies (or less)

•28-page booklet reprint of the third issue of the Purple Twilight fanzine from 1985

•Digipack edition of only 500x copies, w/two bonus tracks not on the vinyl edition!

Track List:
01. Beatmixer - Danse Electrique
02. Silicon Valley - Going Out
03. Berserk In A Hayfield - Start Of Something
04. Disintegrators - Transmissions Unknown
05. Silicon Valley - ZX
06. WeR7 - Word Perfect (Edit)
07. Mystery Plane - I'll Get You For This
08. Echophase - Train
09. Berserk In A Hayfield - Optical
10. Lives Of Angels - Gateway
11. Beatmixer - The Beatmixer

CD only Bonus Tracks:
12. Disintegrators - Cold Soul
13. Modern Art - Clear Light

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Catalogue number: COLOR CD 06/LION
UPC: 778578111625
Format: digipack CD + 28-page booklet