Monotreme Records is a London UK based independent label with an eclectic roster of artists from around the world. The label was founded in 2012.

Follow us

Newsletter Subscribe

News /Polinski releases new 1-track Oxfam charity single
Polinski, single

Polinski releases new 1-track Oxfam charity single

All proceeds from this elegant, cinematic gem from Paul Wolinski of 65daysofstatic, aka ‘Polinski’, will be donated to the Oxfam charity. A different version of the track, ‘AWaltzOfLight’, appears on his debut album, ‘Labyrinths’

ARTIST: Polinski
TITLE: ‘Awaltzoflight (Alternative Version)’
CAT NO: Mono-66DD
DISTRIBUTION: IODA Digital and Monotreme Records Shop
TERRITORY: Worldwide
RELEASED: 16 January 2012
ARTWORK BY: Caspar Newbolt of Version Industries


1. Awaltzoflight (Alternative Version)

Polinski – ‘AWaltzOfLight (Alternative Version)’ – Oxfam Charity Single by Monotreme Records

By the time Paul Wolinski of 65daysofstatic finished his debut ‘Polinski’ solo album, ‘Labyrinths’, the closing song, AWaltzOfLight had been edited, rearranged and sonically scuffed up so much to fit in better with the rest of the album tracks, it had a wholly different tone to the original.

This original version remained, in its own right, a truly elegant cinematic gem that cried out for a special place where it could be heard.

What better way to allow it to do so than by using it to help make the lives of those less fortunate a bit easier by helping to provide them with things that many of us are lucky enough to take for granted, like food and clean water? So all proceeds from the sales of this digital single will be donated to Oxfam.

In Paul’s words:

“This is the original version of AWaltzOflight. The album version was a bit noisier, a bit more end-of-the-world in tone. It just seemed more fitting that way. This version is a little bit more hopeful. A bit more maybe-the-world-won’t-end-just-yet. I wanted to release it somehow, because I like it just as much as the album version, maybe even more so. Last year Oxfam used a bit of a 65daysofstatic track for one of their adverts, which was really flattering. It was nice to see our music being used for something so tangibly useful. Releasing this version of AWOL and giving any profits straight to Oxfam seemed to be a logical next step.”

The single will be available from all major digital retailers and can also be pre-ordered from the Monotreme Records web shop here: