release date: 18 june 2021
label: burning witches records
Dead Sea is an 80-minute compilation of live tracks recorded at various locations in The Netherlands between 29 August 2013 and 14 September 2017. These tracks were later released on the albums Open Sea (Death Waltz Originals, 2019) and Dead Calm and Zero Degrees (Burning Witches Records, 2020) and the EP Rain in Europe (Burning Witches Records, 2020). Artwork by kid-ethic.
1.dead sea part i: dead calm and zero degrees / hot streets / june gloom / riptide / night city / the heart of high places / chase manhattan
2.dead sea part ii: we fought for america / white water / account of the moon / street value / coral way / sleep wave / televison sky
release date: 5 february 2021
label: music is the devil
‘The Sea Without An Edge, by Hunter Complex, has some lovely layers of synth patches that create another worldly, ethereal ambience.’
‘A predictably glorious slab of weepy, widescreen electronica (…) his music always delivers.’
richard james foster
38 choice cuts of magical electronica from some of the most exciting talents on the scene.
The tracks represent what is played on the Magic Window radio show that airs on Mad Wasp Radio and is presented by Letters From Mouse.
The artists were all invited to contribute to the album which is being released in partnership with Music Is The Devil who are great friends to the show.
Mad Wasp Radio is an independent radio station with a wide range of shows for every musical taste. The station do not play adverts so rely on listener donations to operate. Operating a radio station that is full licensed is an expensive business so all money from sales of this album will go directly to the station. This is a thank you for giving independent artists and labels a platform to reach more listeners.
A huge thank you to the artists for getting involved and producing some amazing music, this is a stunning collection which we hope people will enjoy.
Thank you to James and the Music Is The Devil crew for partnering on this project, their support of the show and the station and for being a super cool label.
00:57 intro: we deserve the sun
01:50 emerald ice
06:22 interlude: the red wind
07:13 the ocean and the sharks
12:46 interlude: breakwater
13:38 selection and design
18:37 outro: let others play out the summer
1 may 2020 (bandcamp)
5 june 2020 (streaming platforms)
label: burning witches records
‘The pieces originate from the same sessions as Dead Calm and Zero Degrees, but look a little more towards the genre edges within electronic music.’
‘Hunter Complex is able to write tunes that can get into one’s head. I found myself singing the melodies after a while.’
karl magi / hubpages
‘If you think synth pop and synthwave never sounded better than on that old VHS tape, then you are in for an absolute treat.’
‘It’s an epic run, and one I won’t soon forget.’
Rain in Europe is the digital companion EP to the recent full length Hunter Complex album Dead Calm and Zero Degrees. It will be released on streaming servcies on 5 June 2020. Rain in Europe was recorded in the same time period as Dead Calm and Zero Degrees, out now on Burning Witches Records, and its predecessor Open Sea, released on Death Waltz Originals in 2019. The amazing artwork was created by KidEthic and the EP was mastered by BurningTapes.
2.when i was in africa