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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 (eighteen 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 (eighteen years ago) link

yashar

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

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

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

what do you think of mallinders new stuff colin?

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

"Sensoria" is the answer.

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

2X45 = dull sonic magma

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

yeah, could be right...

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

Mix-up = difficult listening. I like it!

Mike Taylor (mjt), Saturday, 28 June 2003 00:57 (eighteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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

Oh man that’s a big one for me.

Porking level G4 (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 21 September 2021 14:56 (two months ago) link

Funny that just yesterday, out of all the millions of songs and music snippets in my head “Motion Rotation” popped in my head unbidden.

Porking level G4 (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 21 September 2021 14:57 (two months ago) link

This is really sad. I’ve been listening to him so much recently

I am using your worlds, Tuesday, 21 September 2021 14:57 (two months ago) link

big one for me. really, really sad to hear this; has been a towering presence most of my musical life.

stirmonster, Tuesday, 21 September 2021 15:14 (two months ago) link

dang i thought we were just gonna talk about how good shadow of fear is some more. RIP.

adam, Tuesday, 21 September 2021 15:17 (two months ago) link

what the fuck

RIP dude

sleeve, Tuesday, 21 September 2021 15:45 (two months ago) link

Was 65.

https://thequietus.com/articles/30559-richard-h-kirk-dead-cabaret-voltaire

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 21 September 2021 17:31 (two months ago) link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-58641040

BBC obit. I’m so gutted about this

I am using your worlds, Tuesday, 21 September 2021 18:38 (two months ago) link

RIP. Huge fan here, what a stunning, sprawling back catalogue he leaves.

Psychocandy Apple Grey (Pyschocandles), Tuesday, 21 September 2021 22:29 (two months ago) link

A few of my favorites: Every Man Got Dreaming (Sandoz), Virtual State (Kirk), The Number of Magic (Kirk), Spirit Guide to Low Tech (Sweet Exorcist), The Idea of Justice (Electronic Eye).

And none of those are the Cabs! 8 Crepuscule Tracks is one of my all time favorite LPs, The Conversation, etc., etc., etc.

Psychocandy Apple Grey (Pyschocandles), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 03:53 (two months ago) link

absolute hero of mine.
unfortunately i don't have anywhere near enough of his 'solo' releases on cd as they were never easy to find, and now they are ££.
however, the one album i never see mentioned anywhere and yet is one of my favourites - dark, intense and bass heavy :

https://www.discogs.com/Richard-H-Kirk-Feat-Pat-Riot-Meets-The-Truck-Bombers-Of-Suburbia-Uptown-Vol-1/release/336734

mark e, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 16:16 (two months ago) link

8 Crepuscule Tracks is one of my all time favorite LPs.


yeah I love it too.

For Richard’s guitar work “Protection” on 2 X 45 is hard to beat.

Porking level G4 (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 16:46 (two months ago) link

dang i thought we were just gonna talk about how good shadow of fear is some more. RIP.

― adam,

adam : hope you picked up the ep that followed the album i.e. shadow of funk.
way more intense.
3 extended tracks that would not sound out of place on the Drinking Gasoline ep.

https://bleep.com/release/219165-cabaret-voltaire-shadow-of-funk

mark e, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 16:52 (two months ago) link

The reversed vocal that runs all the way through 'Eastern Mantra' is the name of another Sheffield electronic band - The Human League.

OK, so I just discovered this on wiki and it's blown my mind a bit.

Are You Still in Love With Me, Klas-Göran? (Tom D.), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 17:38 (two months ago) link

i have been in denial and skirted around the peripherals all day.
however, i think it is time to go back to the source of my love : Sensoria 12" version.
it really was one of those records that changed so much for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-UiBiUUas0

mark e, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 18:04 (two months ago) link

hope you picked up the ep that followed the album i.e. shadow of funk.
way more intense.
3 extended tracks that would not sound out of place on the Drinking Gasoline ep.

i had missed this and it is awesome, thank you. am now on dekadrone which is beautiful gnarly Power Ambient, feels like the latest/last CV iteration had a lot of juice

adam, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 18:04 (two months ago) link

the final 2 albums were billed as drones, and that they were.
perfect when in such a space for dystopian infused soundscapes.
however, i prefer the shadow of fear/shadow of funk tag team releases.
the press at the time said how RHK had dug out his old analogue kit (due to a s/w crash i think), and i think its very apparent in the sonics of all the last releases.

mark e, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 18:11 (two months ago) link

Sensoria 12" was the source of my love too. Do Right!

i'm sure it has been discussed here before but the video for the 7" is still incredible. it was the talk of the town when it was first shown with endless "how on earth did they do that?" conversations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2vCpT1H7u0

stirmonster, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 18:19 (two months ago) link

stirmonster : yeah, look upthread, it seems we all watched it on Max Headroom.

just found out that Sensoria 12" and the other 12" that changed everything for me (Depeche Mode Master & Servants vs On-U Remix), were released within weeks of each other.

decades of my listening were dictated by 2 12" records that i bought within weeks of each other when i was 16.

guess i just got lucky.

mark e, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 18:27 (two months ago) link

the press at the time said how RHK had dug out his old analogue kit (due to a s/w crash i think), and i think its very apparent in the sonics of all the last releases.

― mark e, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:11 AM (nineteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

i'm finally investigating shadow of fear and wow, of course it's great, and more aligned aesthetically with classic cabs material than i necessarily expected

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 18:32 (two months ago) link

then can i also recommend the RHK solo release that came before he revived the CV name :

https://www.discogs.com/Richard-H-Kirk-Dasein/master/1201619

its very raw and brutal sounding, and totally brilliant.

mark e, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 18:41 (two months ago) link

this whole thread and no mention of one of the best collaborations ever : ministry vs cabaret voltaire = acid horse.

this is the 9 minute version that's a lot more CV than the radio friendly A-side

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

mark e, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 18:58 (two months ago) link

CV vs On-U vs Kevorkian

one the best remixes of the CODE era.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FucRo6uqDS0

mark e, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 19:16 (two months ago) link

i have long suspected the A-side of Acid Horse is nearly all Jourgensen and very little CV.

Was the remix of "Thank You America" a rejected remix that only saw the light of day later or is there a 'Code' era release of it?

stirmonster, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 19:28 (two months ago) link

i have long suspected the A-side of Acid Horse is nearly all Jourgensen and very little CV.

my impression as well, hence the 9 minute excess of the b-side which is very much more CV sounding.
and yeah, looks like the Kervokian remix was never officially released until this compilation.
guess there were plans for more singles off CODE that got pulled due to lack of interest.
this listing seems to imply the only other release of this remix was on another compilation (which is of course massively recommended as per my mention upthread) :

https://www.discogs.com/Cabaret-Voltaire-Remixed/master/134525

mark e, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 19:39 (two months ago) link

Sensoria 12 here too!

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 20:26 (two months ago) link

the video that a lot of us saw on Max Headroom :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2vCpT1H7u0

mark e, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 20:57 (two months ago) link

aha.
oops.
same post as stirmonster.
still, can never have too much of this ...

mark e, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 20:59 (two months ago) link

Never Lose Your Shadow kind of amazed me when I first heard it around the time it was reissued by Minimal Wave. 1982!

https://richardhkirk.bandcamp.com/album/never-lose-your-shadow

LTJ Jenkem (Noel Emits), Thursday, 23 September 2021 10:25 (two months ago) link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000ztz3

A sixty minute Freakzone Playlist dedicated to Cabaret Voltaire's Richard H Kirk

(you don't get many CV songs to the hour by the looks)

Cabaret Voltaire - Sensoria
Sweet Exorcist - Testone
Cabaret Voltaire - Yashar
Cabaret Voltaire - Just Fascination
Cabaret Voltaire - This Is Entertainment
Richard H. Kirk - East Of Nima
Cabaret Voltaire - Kneel To The Boss

koogs, Thursday, 23 September 2021 16:45 (two months ago) link

(possibly because that listing is missing things. Nag Nag Nag after This Is Entertainment at least. i'll try and get it sorted)

koogs, Thursday, 23 September 2021 17:23 (two months ago) link

just ordered the Sandoz boxset.
cannot wait to hear it.
and, i suspect like Prince, you just know that there will be a huge archive of unreleased RHK material.
hopefully he assigned someone who knows what to do and it doesn't end up being a mess a la Pete Namlook.

mark e, Thursday, 23 September 2021 17:40 (two months ago) link

(last track on that Freakzone thing is Everything Is True btw)

koogs, Thursday, 23 September 2021 18:09 (two months ago) link

Freak yourself, shake it shake it.

stirmonster, Saturday, 25 September 2021 01:10 (two months ago) link

just wanted to say that "project80" is a perfect thing

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Saturday, 25 September 2021 14:03 (two months ago) link

I counted his aliases on Discogs yesterday, there were 42

sleeve, Saturday, 25 September 2021 14:52 (two months ago) link

tbh - i would have expected more.
after all, every track on the URP releases are by different aliases ..

mark e, Saturday, 25 September 2021 17:45 (two months ago) link

ok, just checked and that statement is not 100% true.
i had always assumed that every track was a different alias.
i love the URP cds.
they are so so brilliant, and the tDR covers/colours just make them even more special.
i found volume 1 by accident, and then once i realised what they were (not obvious from the details), had to track down volumes 2 and 3.

mark e, Saturday, 25 September 2021 17:54 (two months ago) link

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

astonishing to me

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Sunday, 26 September 2021 13:49 (two months ago) link

actually i meant to post "shadow of funk" but that one's just as good

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Sunday, 26 September 2021 13:50 (two months ago) link

can't see what video you posted brad due to regional crap.
but glad to see Shadow Of Funk ep getting love.
loving his final chunk of releases : 1 album of beats + noise, 1 ep of beats + noise, 2 albums of dystopian drones.
would have loved to have been given the option to get the Shadow of Funk ep on cd, but hey.
very glad i grabbed the Shadow of Fear cd/t-shirt bundle now.

mark e, Sunday, 26 September 2021 17:40 (two months ago) link

in other news : for most of the time, RHK + Parrot = Sweet Exorcist.
however, there were times that Parrot helped out CV.
this EP is very much in line with their Groovy house era, but still has that CV love for extras in the mix.
the Rob Gordon mix totally knocks it out of the park of course.

https://www.discogs.com/Cabaret-Voltaire-Percussion-Force/release/34719

mark e, Sunday, 26 September 2021 18:18 (two months ago) link

i posted "skinwalker" mark!

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Sunday, 26 September 2021 18:54 (two months ago) link

ahh.
for a relatively old fella, RHK still knew how to make electronica sound totally vital.
absolute f$cking legend.
time for URP volumes 1-3 all mixed up + wine.

mark e, Sunday, 26 September 2021 19:05 (two months ago) link

only now figuring out that Stefan Betke (Pole) did the Drinking Gasoline remaster for the LP/DVD reissue, it sounds fucking awesome

I have dived into Sandoz a bit, cool stuff. Instead of investigating more recent RHK/CV stuff like I might normally do upon an artist's death, I just keep playing "Sleepwalking" over and over.

"Listen Up With Cabaret Voltaire" is another oddball favorite of mine, good overview of the 78-85 era

sleeve, Sunday, 26 September 2021 19:44 (two months ago) link

brilliant.

i have the Drinking Gasoline tracks on various other cds, and have put a playlist together to make the EP.

but now that i know re Pole remastered, means i may have to buy the ep all over again.

;)

mark e, Sunday, 26 September 2021 20:00 (two months ago) link

it comes with the Gasoline In Your Eye DVD!!

https://www.discogs.com/Cabaret-Voltaire-Drinking-Gasoline-Gasoline-In-Your-Eye/release/5326835

sleeve, Sunday, 26 September 2021 20:49 (two months ago) link

they should have made the cd replicate the music selections on the DVD.
i know most of the extra tracks on the DVD are included on the Conform boxset, but still, would be nice to have the audio of the DVD fully represented in the same manner.

mark e, Tuesday, 5 October 2021 07:47 (one month ago) link

at last a decent obit

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/oct/08/richard-h-kirk-obituary

mark e, Friday, 8 October 2021 19:02 (one month ago) link


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