Kez is a mysterious yet very prolific musician whose extensive material has been kept unreleased almost in its entirety. Regarding his main project ARTISTIC CONTROL, only the cassette album ‘Bless it all’ saw the light of day in 1984. After Kez decided to go ahead on his own in 1985 and dive deeper into more synth based tunes, he recorded many songs on a 4-track cassette recorder with the only help of Karen Kay doing backing vocals. None of these songs would have been heard by anyone if Kez himself wouldn’t have shared some of them through Youtube, creating a cult following instantly. We have chosen the ones that in our opinion best represent Kez’s awesome musical imagination and skills and have rescued the only surviving cassette sources for them, applying the most careful technical treatments to make them available on a physical format for the first time ever. Ten songs are included in this vinyl release; Three come from the mentioned 1984 ‘Bless it all’ cassette-only album, the rest being recorded between 1985 and 1987, with some of them 100% previously unheard.
We are excited to present you this selection of ARTISTIC CONTROL songs on an extremely limited, hand numbered edition of 165 copies, housed in a matt finish sleeve with insert (lyrics and credits) and including a download code.
The digital download version features FIVE ADDITIONAL SONGS not on the vinyl and is available from our Bandcamp site here: www.deadwaxrecords.bandcamp.com