AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM FAR OFF JAPAN (aka DWA):
“It has again been a while since we put out any kind of compilation, so without further delay here are the full details of the DWA-sponsored Beat:Cancer Tour 2018 album: a 14-track feast featuring contributions (in some shape or form, be that original track or remix) from no fewer than 19 assorted artists – including Beat: Cancer Summer and Winter Tour headliners Freakangel, Neonsol, Sirus, Iszoloscope, Xenturion Prime, opening acts Cease2xist, Room 1985, Advance, Method Cell plus many many more!
Brainchild of Beat:Cancer organizer Mark Haigh, mastered by Gary Walker of Defeat, with artwork from DWA’s own lead designer Vlad McNeally, and with music made up almost entirely of previously unreleased exclusive tracks or versions of tracks, including such highlights as Hocico remixing Neonsol and Xenturion Prime remixing Grendel, this has to be a serious contender for “scene compilation of the year” and a must-have…not to mention that with DWA covering the manufacturing and distribution costs, every penny apart from shipping and payment processing costs will be going directly to the worthy cause of wiping out cancer.
Can’t wait? Well, actually you don’t have to wait very long – not if you come to any of the Beat:Cancer Summer Tour dates anyway. Because while the official release date of this beast is Saturday September 1st, we will have copies available at those summer shows (August 2/3/4). So if you want one, you can buy one there – or if you’d like to wrap your ears around the track previews we’ll be making available digitally twice a week between now and August, why not pre-order the “August Pickup” option…thereby both saving yourself the shipping costs AND allowing you to download the entire album in advance.
Can’t make it to any of the shows? Don’t worry – you still won’t have long to wait, because “non pick up” pre-orders will start shipping from Japan August 21st. CD version comes in gatefold digipak format with 6-panel insert, strictly limited to 200 copies, and pre-order of both CD and digital versions is open NOW!
It may be worth also mentioning that Bandcamp does also have a “Send as gift” option to allow you to order additional CD or digital copies for those special someones in your life – and even to pay additional amounts over the asking price if you want to donate further to the cause of kicking cancer where it hurts…”