Originally released on February 12, 2010 as a Bandcamp digital download only, ‘Dive In Deep’ was performed, recorded and mixed by Joy Must Remain’s alter ego Valentin in its entirety: “This record was a long process in the making. I first had to teach myself how to play every instrument to what I was hearing in my head and then actually record it. On a no budget and without any assistance it finally came to be. Hope you enjoy listening to it.”
A great album with obvious early post-punk influences but with a fresh spirit of its own. Powerful basslines, poignant guitars, heartfelt lyrics, somber but driving. A perfect mixture. For the first time on a physical format, Dead Wax Records brings ‘Dive In Deep’ for you to enjoy on vinyl, including an unreleased track not included in the original Bandcamp release. The audio has been specifically, subtly remastered for vinyl. A hand numbered, strictly limited edition of 100 copies, presented in a heavy matt finish sleeve with insert that you just can’t miss.
The digital download version is available from Joy Must Remain’s Bandcamp site here: joymustremain.bandcamp.com