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ep: rain in europe (digital)


release date:
1 may 2020 (bandcamp)
5 june 2020 (streaming platforms)
format: digital
label: burning witches records

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‘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.’
io pages

‘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.’
complex distractions


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.


1.street value
2.when i was in africa
3.coral way
4.sleep wave
5.television sky

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album: dead calm and zero degrees (lp / digital)


release date:
20 march 2020 (bandcamp)
30 march 2020 (streaming platforms)
mid-april 2020 (vinyl)
29 may 2020 (retail)
format: lp / digital
label: burning witches records

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(clear vinyl, 200 copies)
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hmv (japan)
mondo (usa)
norman records (uk)
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transmission records (uk)

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‘While Open Sea was reminiscent of the work of Jan Hammer, Dead Calm and Zero Degrees tends more towards the work of Jean-Michel Jarre.’

‘What both records have in common is that they are downright strong.’
written in music

‘A very nice and refreshing take on electronic synthesizer music. Outstanding!’
io pages

‘There is an unabashed charm that digs into the emotional core of the listening experience that will actually make you feel something. The majority of the compositions are uplifting, bright and hopeful, something sorely needed for these troubling times.’
4 / 5
chain d.l.k.

‘What Meijer took from them [Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream] is the search for strong melodies and hooklines that can carry the pieces.’
lust for life

‘A great masterpiece and his strongest album to date with a creative but minimal ‘wall of sound’ of synth sounds.’
black magazin

‘Hunter Complex has written some beautiful, rich and textured melodies for this album that move from bright uplift to more shadowed darkness and encompass feelings of loneliness, melancholy, gentleness and warmth.’
karl magi / spinditty

‘Synthpop with a hint of electro, new wave, disco, ambient and krautrock, but always with a full and saturated sound.’
gonzo (circus)

‘Hunter Complex surpasses the soundtrack here by somehow injecting this Death Calm and Zero Degrees with an 80s pop feel, somewhere in between synth pop and italo disco without becoming explicit.’
dark entries

‘It is interesting how one technology is associated with nostalgia and the past, while others are not.’

‘Tracks full of swelling layers of warm synthesizer sounds, this time more reminiscent of German synth acts like Roedelius or Tangerine Dream than film music. Nothing wrong with that of course.’

‘The new Hunter Complex record is brilliant.’
louder than war

‘Meyer has found a way to use all kinds of sounds and tropes from the past to come up with something that is 2020 at its core: a post-nostalgic ambient synthpop masterpiece.’

‘To incorporate vintage nineties synthesizers and drum pads, which everyone is happy to have forgotten, into something new and quite flashy. Bold, but also really enjoyable.’

‘I personally don’t see this leaving my list of top 5 albums of 2020.’
9 / 10
forever synth

‘It is human and it is mechanic; who said synths have no warmth (oh right, that’s what they said in the 80s). Another great record.’
vital weekly

‘A tad dark, hyper melancholic and above all super entertaining composed.’

‘It is the very best Hunter Compex album yet!’

‘Magic with a capital M.’
Album of the Week!

‘The latest album [on Burning Witches Records] is Hunter Complex’s tour de force, Dead Calm and Zero Degrees (heard below) and you should definitely buy it.’

‘A museum-worthy piece.’
8,7 / 10
complex distractions

‘Hunter Complex has constructed ten miniature, musical dreams.’


The new Hunter Complex album Dead Calm and Zero Degrees was released on 20 March 2020 on the British label Burning Witches Records. Dead Calm and Zero Degrees is the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed album Open Sea. The surreal artwork was created by kid-ethic; the LP was mastered by James Plotkin and cut at the world renowned Abbey Road Studios. ‘Dead Calm and Zero Degrees is a refreshing blast of epic open space and industrial mechanics. Expertly crafted by Hunter Complex into a very fulfilling partner to last years Open Sea’, say Darren Page and Gary Dimes of Burning Witches Records.

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compilation: witchmix (tape)

release date: december 2018
format: tape
label: burning witches records


Limited edition cassette release distributed exclusively to subscribers of Burning Witches 2018 label subscription.


a1. deadly avenger – bmix
a2. hunter complex – june gloom (vocal version)
b1. alone in the woods – i never came up for air (hunter complex remix)

b2. burningtapes – silicon soul
b3. all of them witches – speaking in tongues
b4. harglow – virgin blood

mix: seasons change (vehlinggo mix 21 – august 2018) by timothy fife (featuring steel dynamics)


Esteemed musician Timothy Fife has put together an amazing Vehlinggo Mix for August, composed of mostly yet-to-be-released or just-released tracks from artists on fantastic labels such as Holodeck, Burning Witches, and Lunaris Records.

The mix, entitled Seasons Change, includes such artists as Daniel Davies, Die Hexen, Michael C. Sharp, Repeated Viewing, Samantha Glass, Omni Gardens, Deadly Avenger, and so many other talented souls. Check it out — embed and release information are below.

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single: alone in the woods – i never came up for air (hunter complex remix)

single: alone in the woods - i never came up for air (hunter complex remix)release date: april 18 2018
format: digital
label: burning witches records

Hunter Complex remix of I Never Came up for Air by Alone in the Woods. Original version on the Burning Witches Records release COMMUNION out April 21 on Record Store Day 2018.

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