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What are some of the best Cabaret Voltaire tunes? I don't really like too much of the stuff that I have hear from them, but I thought that maybe I missed some of their better material.

I think the tune Nag Nag Nag is ok...

Frank Booth (Frank Booth), Friday, 27 June 2003 05:39 (seventeen years ago) link

"Why kill time when you can kill yourself," I like. I am currently killing time and it seems to me that this is a statement, not a question.

daria g (daria g), Friday, 27 June 2003 05:47 (seventeen years ago) link

yashar

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Friday, 27 June 2003 05:51 (seventeen years ago) link

"Motion Rotation" is quite good. Also "Kneel to the Boss".

Andrew Thames (Andrew Thames), Friday, 27 June 2003 05:56 (seventeen years ago) link

"Sluggin For Jesus" is pretty rad. i found the album micro-phonies for a buck and think it's worth every penny. it's a little dated at times, but it's pretty good. i'm still looking for 2x4.5

has anyone heard the Sandoz stuff? i listened briefly to the latest one (on SoulJazz) in the rekkid store and thought it was pretty hip (real dubbed out stuff). is it worth searching down?

JasonD (JasonD), Friday, 27 June 2003 06:28 (seventeen years ago) link

i always found the sandoz stuff limited rhythmically somehow. i've got mates who used to swear by it, so i could be wrong. other than that i like it fine, can even overlook the overuse of a fake marimba sound.
i like the first few RTrade CV records quite a bit, but they sound brutal today. try red mecca. 2x45 incorporates some increasing rhythmic sophistication with this brutal sound (its where yashar is from...hmm, it probably sounds rudimentary too come to think of it)

the steven mallinder solo record is quite sparse and nice. i don't much like his stuff now (he lives in perth!)

ugh, more soon, i have to dress my kid...

gaz (gaz), Friday, 27 June 2003 08:07 (seventeen years ago) link

one of the bands, who when they're good, they're fantastic but when they're crap, they truly are.

covenant sword and the arm of the lord, the singles on rough trade, the bbc radio sessions, crackdown, micro-phonies, yashar (tho not the new mixes), sensoria, crepescule tracks, actually, there's loads of good uns

frenchbloke (frenchbloke), Friday, 27 June 2003 08:14 (seventeen years ago) link

o yeah, covenant sword is one of my favourites. not widely respected, it always seemed to me one of those times where it clicked.

gaz (gaz), Friday, 27 June 2003 08:50 (seventeen years ago) link

If yr dloading stuff the tracks off the 'Doublevision' Ep that came free w/some of the 'Crackdown' pressings are good, esp the title track and 'Diskono'.

Andrew Thames (Andrew Thames), Friday, 27 June 2003 08:54 (seventeen years ago) link

In their, er, 'commercial' period, I reckon the album 'Code' is well worth a listen. I think Adrian Sherwood produced it.

One of Richard H. Kirk's projects with DJ Parrot, under the name 'Sweet Exorcist', is quite special. A merging of two very unusual talents. Look hard for an ep called 'Clonk's Coming' on Warp.

colin s barrow (colin s barrow), Friday, 27 June 2003 10:54 (seventeen years ago) link

Do Right and Digital Rasta off Microphonies are both excellent.

I liked Hypnotised off Groovy Laidback and Nasty when it came out. I remember A Guy Called Gerald did a remix of it.

MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 27 June 2003 11:13 (seventeen years ago) link

what do you think of mallinders new stuff colin?

gaz (gaz), Friday, 27 June 2003 11:19 (seventeen years ago) link

I like it! I've only heard the Ku-Ling Brothers first album. It's not the kind of thing I'd rush out and buy, but good if you like things trip hop/ d 'n' bish. What's your opinion?

Going from Sheffield to Perth is kind of an extreme life change I would think.

colin s barrow (colin s barrow), Friday, 27 June 2003 12:51 (seventeen years ago) link

I'd recommend anything featuring Chris Watson on it--2x45, Live At The YMCA(poor sound, great performance), Three Mantras, and the new re-releases of OLD CV, from 1975/76 on Mute. I'd also rec. The Covenant, The Sword, The Arm Of The Lord(name taken from an underground Christian militia group in America)--good use of moody tapes and drum boxing.

Recordings not on Rough Trade or Some Bizzare, I don't care for. I can't dance, not in time with the music, anyway.

Stephen Boyle (SBoyle), Friday, 27 June 2003 13:24 (seventeen years ago) link

o yeah, 3 mantras(...what was the third?) i love that record

and colin: he was once a kind of hero of mine so i don't want to say to much about mallinder i'm just not excited by the records.

gaz (gaz), Friday, 27 June 2003 13:33 (seventeen years ago) link

"Sensoria" is the answer.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 27 June 2003 13:41 (seventeen years ago) link

2X45 = dull sonic magma

Fabrice (Fabfunk), Friday, 27 June 2003 13:43 (seventeen years ago) link

yeah, could be right...

gaz (gaz), Friday, 27 June 2003 13:48 (seventeen years ago) link

2x45 is GREBT, I don't know what you mentalists are on about

(NB this was a band whom I worshipped in high school, so the standard exceptions apply, etc)

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Friday, 27 June 2003 14:34 (seventeen years ago) link

third mantra = THE SOUNDS OF YR BODY WHILE YOU PLAY THE RECORD!!

mark s (mark s), Friday, 27 June 2003 14:36 (seventeen years ago) link

Mix-up = difficult listening. I like it!

Mike Taylor (mjt), Saturday, 28 June 2003 00:57 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...
Well, it's obvious what my favourite CV song is.
Okay, it must be so obvious that I can't see it. Care to help me out a little? ;)

I'm still on a CV trip. Got around to listening to the 3rd CD of the "Conform To Deform" 3-CD set, this one being an Edinburgh gig from 1990 and I was really impressed. Most live gigs are either a bit too rough or a bit too rote and controlled, I think, but they pulled it off with grace. And it's interesting how tuneful the vocals suddenly got on their material then.

The Silent Disco of Glastonbury (Bimble...), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 12:40 (sixteen years ago) link

Perhaps his fave CV songs is Easter Mantra?

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 14:58 (sixteen years ago) link

"Kino" and "I Want You" are my faves.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 17:05 (sixteen years ago) link

Perhaps his fave CV songs is Easter Mantra?
Is that where "Western Mantra" is spliced with Associates - "Tell Me Easter's on Friday"?
"The Dream Ticket"

"Seconds Too Late"

"Don't Argue" (Sherwood mix)

And a lot of Hai!.

donut debonair (donut), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 19:51 (sixteen years ago) link

You never heard Easter Mantra?

I thought you knew your Cabaret Voltaire!

sorry.

favorites?

Is that the version of Don't Argue with the women singing "no no no no no, better watch yourself boy?" If so, put that on my list.

My faves:

Breathe Deep
Yashar (John Robie Re-production)
Invocation
Diskono
A Thousand Ways
Red Mask
Motion Rotation
Animation
Talk Over
The Set Up
Silent Command
Nag Nag Nag
Jazz The Glass
KNEEL TO THE BOSS!!!!
Sensoria
Trust in the Lord

for starters...

and I really love Richard H. Kirk's Virtual State, which doesn't get enough love.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 20:11 (sixteen years ago) link

You never heard Easter Mantra?

I thought you knew your Cabaret Voltaire!

Uh, Ian was right. It's Eastern Mantra, not Easter. Looks like you and I both should brush up on our Cabs, Dan! :)

As for faves, I'd probably pick Code, Sex Money Freaks, Just Fascination, and Shakedown. But there are so damn many others, too!

The Silent Disco of Glastonbury (Bimble...), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 21:31 (sixteen years ago) link

I was kidding, dude.

the second time.

the first time was what we call a "typo".

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 21:46 (sixteen years ago) link

"Kneel To The Boss" has been a long time fave of mine as well, along with "Messages Received".

The Living Legends is just a shit-hot compilation all around, even if I've heard half of it before. Much better collection of songs than that Original Sound of Sheffield 78-82 thing.

"Jazz The Glass" is about twice as good as I thought they were even capable of.

"A Thousand Ways" is also very good.

The Silent Disco of Glastonbury (Bimble...), Tuesday, 24 May 2005 04:52 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Okay so I've heard Eastern Mantra now, I found a cheap vinyl copy. Is that thing even available on CD? Anyway I didn't like Western Mantra much, but I admit the Eastern side is rather mesmerizing, despite its length. It's all in that drumbeat, isn't it? Like a chipmunk got a hiccupy case of the blips.

The Silent Disco of Glastonbury (Bimble...), Sunday, 26 June 2005 04:10 (fifteen years ago) link

fans of that period stuff should check out the solo Mallinder records on Fetish. Like much Cabaret Voltaire, it doesn't really go anywhere, but damn does it sound good.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Sunday, 26 June 2005 16:46 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, I've got Three Mantras on CD. It's definitely the beat and the faux-Arabian guitar -- and then throw in Mallinder barking over it as well as the subtle bassline that undulates and unwittingly helps propel it -- damn, I'm glad they made it over 20 minutes long.

Ian Riese-Moraine eats nation-states for breakfast! (Eastern Mantra), Sunday, 26 June 2005 17:42 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, actually Dan I was just about to bring up the Mallinder album "Pow Wow" (or "Pow Wow Plus" on CD) which I recently got after seeing it in record shops for eons. I can't see any reason why it can't stand beside most Cabs stuff from the same era.

Anyone tried any Kirk stuff? Did he have solo stuff out then? I'm becoming such a fiend I'm even thinking of getting the silly Methodology mid-70's stuff, which I know I won't like most of, but that song "The Single" is so hilarious. I don't know how they even managed to record that without falling into fits of laughter in the process!

The Silent Disco of Glastonbury (Bimble...), Sunday, 26 June 2005 19:29 (fifteen years ago) link

richard kirk's solo output is VAST, esp considering half of the Cabs output is essentially Richard Kirk solo! I tried to keep up for a while but lost track. Here's my understanding, following the discographies at his site

http://www.thegreedyeye.com/

His first release was Disposable Half Truths in 1980, was that on Industrial? Did Industrial still exist, I think he had something on Industrial. I've never heard this.

Then in 83 he put out Time High Fiction, which has similar art processing to the Crackdown but it more raw and experimental if I remember. It's supposed to come with a second record featuring 2 20 minutes songs but my copy had 2 copies of the LP! This is prob. the same time the Crackdown came out with the bonus ep(which, if you're unfortunate enough to have only found the single vinyl Crackdown, you need to get, because it is AWESOME.)

In 1986 he put out two records, one I have on vinyl, the other I downloaded. Ugly Spirit is raw, low-fi, industrial, perhaps closest to the Crepuscule period stuff. Black Jesus Voice however is a totally killer electro record. Great avant-hip-hop/breakdance stuff.

His next stuff would be the Sweet Exorcist records, which is listed on that site as a collaboration. I forget with home. Pretty essential early UK Bleep techno.

1993 I was a freshman in college and he started going crazy. First with 2 great techno CDs. I don't know which one was first. Sandoz was initially his "ethno-techno" project, songs built around african samples and such, and I remember loving the Digital Lifeforms CD, though I lost it ages ago. It's been reissued w/ bonus stuff. Then his first release as Kirk since 86 was his entry into the Warp Artificial Intelligence series, Virtual State. It fits in nicely with the surrounding records of the series, Aphex Twin as Polygon Window, Black Dog Productions, B12 etc. It's an exceptionally warm and beautiful techno record, when the idea of techno as music not made for dancing was an exciting idea. One of my favorite records of the period.

Around that time, he was using the Cabaret Voltaire name for mostly really long sample based ambient stuff that I never got that into. Then he started releasing stuff under a million names and I lost track. Recently he got more into some hard digital dub kinds of stuff, some of which sounded way cool. Nick Gutterbreakz writes about him a lot:

http://gutterbreakz.blogspot.com/

check the archives.

I have the 3CD cabs disk, but not the solo Kirk one, Earlier/Later.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Sunday, 26 June 2005 21:23 (fifteen years ago) link

ok, Disposable Half Truths came out in 78, on Industrial. The 1980 date may have been for a later vinyl pressing?

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Sunday, 26 June 2005 21:27 (fifteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Okay, so I finally got the Richard H. Kirk album that one on Industrial Records, from 1978, which I realize now you already stated on this thread. The one called "Disposable Half-Truths".

And I was truly transported into an alternate reality. BEYOND anything Cabaret Voltaire have ever done. Beyond anything Cabaret Voltaire-related, even. I felt like I had been drafted into the movie "2001" and time was moving backwards at a very fast rate. This was NOT Kansas anymore, ladies and gentlemen.

I love that sped-up sample of the woman's voice, too where she keeps saying, in chipmunk fashion "no fucking chance at all...no fucking chance at all..." That is hilarious.

The Spiderwebbed Wilderness (Bimble...), Saturday, 6 August 2005 07:18 (fifteen years ago) link

Also, it's a great album for people who want to scare the shit out of themselves in the dark at 4 am.

The Spiderwebbed Wilderness (Bimble...), Saturday, 6 August 2005 07:25 (fifteen years ago) link

five months pass...
There's 70 billion people in there ...

where are they hiding?

Duke Dubuque (Duke Dubuque), Saturday, 21 January 2006 16:54 (fifteen years ago) link

one of my faves is 'Invocation' from a Crepuscule Xmas compilation (?), and yes--Jazz the Glass!

nerve pylon (flat_of_angles), Saturday, 21 January 2006 19:52 (fifteen years ago) link

God I love it when people post to Cabaret Voltaire threads besides me. Nerve Pylon makes a good point - I haven't dug out that Crepuscule Xmas comp since I went on my big Cabs phase this past year. I should get that out right now.

Bimble drinks silver coffee when you're fast asleep (Bimble...), Sunday, 22 January 2006 06:53 (fifteen years ago) link

great comp, there's 2 slightly different versions of it. Said track, one of the the Cabs most haunting and beautiful, is also on the Cabaret Voltaire "Eight Crepuscule Tracks" CD.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Sunday, 22 January 2006 15:24 (fifteen years ago) link

"There's 70 billion people in there ..."

Love to know the origin of this sample - always puzzled me, as there aren't 70 billion people anywhere.

soukesian, Sunday, 22 January 2006 17:57 (fifteen years ago) link

Sure there are, dude, come to my house.

Oh, sorry, they're ants.

Duke Dubuque (Duke Dubuque), Sunday, 22 January 2006 18:16 (fifteen years ago) link

I actually have the 8 Crepusucle tracks CD, too, but honestly didn't listen very carefully because by that point I had been obsessed with Cabaret Voltaire for so long that I finally found a will to go on to other things.

Bimble brings a lawn chair to antartica so he can sit and drink silver coff (Bim, Sunday, 22 January 2006 18:18 (fifteen years ago) link

thanks to this thread i am rediscovering the cabs. the far away guitar line in 'animation' is pure perfection. could be a while before i shift away from this particular groove, and i haven't even got to the Sensoria 12" (one of my faves of all time). lovely lovely.

almost makes me regret getting rid of 'groovy laid back and nasty'. almost.

mark e (mark e), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 10:46 (fifteen years ago) link

it always amazes me that 'red mecca' doesn't get more love.

stirmonster (stirmonster), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 11:24 (fifteen years ago) link

I haven't listened to Cabaret Voltaire in years and once upon a time it was virtually all I ever listened to!

Vicious Cop Kills Gentle Fool (Dada), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 11:30 (fifteen years ago) link

i started at the crackdown period and didn't really go back in time other than 'voice of america' which i just didn't like at all (still dont), so i didn't dare to tread into their other historical releases. i am fully aware i like their so called 'commercial' period .. with this in mind, should i still try 'red mecca' then ?

xpost : it has been years since i was in the mood for their funk, but today its not going to be anything else but - i just know it...

mark e (mark e), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 11:32 (fifteen years ago) link

An old friend and I were talking about the Sensoria video not long ago and he brought back to me that it was on the UK's Max Headroom video show, which is where I would have first become aware of CV, I'm guessing it did the same for others of a similar age. I dutifully bought Microphonies and was smitten.

Then I worked back through the more recent records until that first reissue campaign happened in the early 90s which was great because some of the older records could be pretty tough to find, and I bought Mix Up and Live YMCA (iirc) on one cassette and boy, that took a long old time to sink in.

Maresn3st, Friday, 28 May 2021 16:44 (three weeks ago) link

yeah, i saw the video on Max Headroom as well, but i had already got the 12" version.
Sensoria was my first introduction to them though.
i was walking around my hometown when i randomly bumped into the record shop owner that i used to hang out in,
he asked if there was anything I wanted him to order in.
i opened that weeks NME, pointed to the Single Of the Week review of Sensoria, and asked him to get it in for me.
i had no idea what it was going to sound like, but the review made me want to hear it.
turned out to be one of the best randoms ever.

mark e, Friday, 28 May 2021 16:50 (three weeks ago) link

ooops - a story i told on this thread 9 years ago.
but hey, at least i am consistent.

mark e, Friday, 28 May 2021 16:52 (three weeks ago) link

Stirmonster...how did people respond to that Mal fronted War Galaxy cover? Only discovered that recently...if they thought house era Cabs was a pop sell out that video must've given them a fit. I should include myself in "them" of course because even as young as I was in 1990 or so, I was still firmly in the "industrial cool, techno is for fools" camp.

dan selzer, Friday, 28 May 2021 17:07 (three weeks ago) link

it made almost zero impact here despite getting a really big marketing push. there were big posters around city centres and lots of music press adverts. i bought mine in a chart return shop for 99p (usual price for a 12" then was probably £3-4) as the EMI sales reps were trying to hype it into the charts by offloading lots of very cheap copies. i was in the "industrial cool, acid house rules" camp so was out at loads of house clubs at that time and am pretty sure i never, ever heard it played. i can't remember there being much talk about it at all. i like it more now than i did then.

stirmonster, Friday, 28 May 2021 17:45 (three weeks ago) link

umm what is this you are talking about ?

mark e, Friday, 28 May 2021 17:46 (three weeks ago) link

Sensoria was my first introduction too, via that video, though i had danced to Nag Nag Nag & Just Fascination loads of times not knowing who they were by. 'Microphonies' was my first CV LP.

stirmonster, Friday, 28 May 2021 17:49 (three weeks ago) link

talking about this, mark

https://www.discogs.com/Love-Street-Galaxy/master/160070

stirmonster, Friday, 28 May 2021 17:49 (three weeks ago) link

oh, and I had danced to Yashar too which was HUGE in the mid 80s discotheques.

stirmonster, Friday, 28 May 2021 17:51 (three weeks ago) link

blimey - had no idea re that 12".
Rob Gordon involvement = bet it sounds amazing.

mark e, Friday, 28 May 2021 17:52 (three weeks ago) link

I only discovered Love Street a couple of months ago! Only seen the video and the song sounds great, seems like a great time, and yet I can't help but to giggle at the look of Mal in that video!

dan selzer, Friday, 28 May 2021 17:58 (three weeks ago) link

i don't think i've ever seen that video before. so good!

stirmonster, Friday, 28 May 2021 18:03 (three weeks ago) link

Cabs vs Robert Gordon : the bassline on this is very widescreen.
love it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7TCR6gQKoA

mark e, Friday, 28 May 2021 18:12 (three weeks ago) link

They also had that New order thing of mostly having very attractive (and, therefore, easier to buy on spec) record covers esp once Brody got involved. I really liked looking at the aesthetics of photographing and manipulating video images, it was very 80s but it was really smart looking.

Maresn3st, Friday, 28 May 2021 18:12 (three weeks ago) link

yeah, the Brody covers were absolutely perfect.
and then it was over to tDR for a while, which again totally suited the music.
the new releases may look tDR, but they are not.

mark e, Friday, 28 May 2021 18:19 (three weeks ago) link

watching the gasoline in your eye tape on youtube rn. one day i want to write something that has a similar effect to what these image loops have on me, grimy, polluted inside, unearthed from a basement with thousands of other unmarked tapes, garbled transmissions, more noise than signal

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 23:08 (three weeks ago) link

if the drinking gasoline ep included "automotivation," "diffusion," and "slow boat to thassos" it would pretty easily be my favorite cabs release of all time.... lol..... frustrating

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 00:36 (three weeks ago) link

Those can be found on the "Corform To Deform" set, pity it's not on Spotify. I was surprised when they put out the Virgin Years box that they didn't include the entire soundtrack on "Drinking Gasoline".

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 2 June 2021 01:09 (three weeks ago) link

thank you i am now going to acquire that set

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 01:36 (three weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRwaSWyfl3s

i am now watching this which is fucking goddamn amazing. they were so visually on-point. peter care! that guy did the "drive" video!

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 01:40 (three weeks ago) link

albeit i don't think peter care did much of the doublevision vhs but he certainly directed all of gasoline in your eye and it's a visual marvel

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 02:27 (three weeks ago) link

just bought both of those on DVD, tyvm, the Gasoline In Your Eye DVD is part of an LP reissue of Drinking Gasoline fortunately

sleeve, Wednesday, 2 June 2021 04:30 (three weeks ago) link

huh i assumed these had been totally abandoned to the vhs format so now i too have purchased both of these on dvd...........

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 05:05 (three weeks ago) link

I gotta watch Gasoline... again. Echoing Brad's enthusiasm.

Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 16:33 (three weeks ago) link

xp I was pretty thrilled to discover that Doublevision in particular was on NTSC DVD

sleeve, Wednesday, 2 June 2021 16:36 (three weeks ago) link

oh also i've been really taken with the covenant, the sword and the arm of the lord lately. feels like their best attempt overall at that particular sound

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 June 2021 03:27 (two weeks ago) link

certain disciplines suggest that enjoying cabaret voltaire for their hooks is almost certainly missing the point of cabaret voltaire but the hooks on that record are dynamite and i love how awkward and lopsided some of the synth and drum machine loops are

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 June 2021 03:29 (two weeks ago) link

is there any good writing about the cabs, i would devour it

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 June 2021 03:45 (two weeks ago) link

xp yeah really menacingly off, it felt like some secret transmission when I bought it based solely on the cover art aged 17

assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 3 June 2021 03:45 (two weeks ago) link

xp out of print dammit:

https://www.amazon.com/Cabaret-Voltaire-Art-Sixth-Sense/dp/0946719039

sleeve, Thursday, 3 June 2021 04:02 (two weeks ago) link

A chapter in RE Search's Industrial Culture Handbook which is WILDLY out of print I see now.

dan selzer, Thursday, 3 June 2021 04:08 (two weeks ago) link

I'll have to dig up and post my freshman year electronic music class essay on the Cabs...it's pretty bad.

dan selzer, Thursday, 3 June 2021 04:08 (two weeks ago) link

But quotes (at length), both those sources.

dan selzer, Thursday, 3 June 2021 04:08 (two weeks ago) link

This as well: https://www.amazon.com/Tape-Delay-Confessions-Eighties-Underground/dp/0946719020

dan selzer, Thursday, 3 June 2021 04:09 (two weeks ago) link

This is the best book I've read about CV, written as a memoir by the same guy who made the 'Art Of The Sixth Sense', it's not 100% Cabs related but is a great snapshot of that little corner of the Sheffield scene.

There is a kindle version, sadly the paperback cannot be gotten for less than about £40.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Industrial-Evolution-Through-Eighties-Voltaire-ebook/dp/B005FZ1MXO/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1622711444&sr=1-3

Maresn3st, Thursday, 3 June 2021 09:14 (two weeks ago) link

lmao holy shit groovy, laidback and nasty is AMAZING

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Sunday, 6 June 2021 03:10 (two weeks ago) link

probably my most listened to cabs album these days! cabs + marshall jefferson + mark brydon, so fucking good

building a hole (NickB), Sunday, 6 June 2021 07:54 (two weeks ago) link

soooo right.... feels like maaagic

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Sunday, 6 June 2021 14:08 (two weeks ago) link

the guitar work on the early cabs records is quite... beautiful? can't be the right word

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 03:48 (two weeks ago) link

the guitar work on the early cabs records is quite... beautiful? can't be the right word


Seductive. Insidious.

Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 16:06 (two weeks ago) link

Psychedelic.

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 16:29 (two weeks ago) link

Hey Brad, just want to thank you for your enthusiasm on this thread, it’s got me going back to records I’ve not listened to for ages with fresh ears. My favourite thing about ILX is people who are passionate about things communicating that passion. <3

I am using your worlds, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 20:11 (two weeks ago) link

you're welcome! i got my doublevision and gasoline in your eye dvds today and i'm fuckin psyched to watch them!!!

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 20:28 (two weeks ago) link

utterly primo live tracks here -- I would have believed they were from '83 but it's Richard H. Kirk getting it done in 2014. If that pre-Crackdown era of the Cabs, that zeroed in paranoid sound, is your thing, rush to this link

https://berlinatonal.bandcamp.com/album/berlin-atonal-vol-3

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 11 June 2021 14:05 (one week ago) link

I thought I had that record, whatever Kirk's working off, the drum and pulsing synth sounds like an old space disco record I have. I checked Universal Energy, which is another space disco record, but I don't think that's it.

dan selzer, Friday, 11 June 2021 14:20 (one week ago) link

Eh, wish Kirk and Mallinder would get back together. I wish Kirk wouldn't use the CV name by himself.

Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 11 June 2021 15:25 (one week ago) link

I wish Kirk wouldn't use the CV name by himself.

100% agree.

stirmonster, Friday, 11 June 2021 15:58 (one week ago) link

same here

sleeve, Friday, 11 June 2021 17:58 (one week ago) link

i kind of agree, but i don't mind that he has done it.
if that makes sense.
i mean, i have no issue buying anything made by RHK irrespective of the name he attaches to the project.

mark e, Friday, 11 June 2021 18:23 (one week ago) link


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