- Record Label
- Berlin Atonal
About this item
Berlin Atonal is proud to pick up on a tradition begun in 1984 with the publication of two volumes of live recordings from the 1983 edition of the festival. Those records bore witness to the most inventive, adventurous sounds of the festival, and therefore of their time, containing live bits from Psychic TV, La Loora and Z’EV.
Vol. 3 carries this custom forward three decades with selections from four of the standout performances at Berlin Atonal 2014. Of course Cabaret Voltaire’s lauded and historical first show in over 20 years is featured ('Microscopic Flesh Fragment ' and 'Universal Energy (Live Version) '), Richard H Kirk’s no-nostalgia and machinery driven set firmly putting the Cabaret Voltaire project in a future-facing direction. Demdike Stare member Miles Whittaker’s surprising and muscular live performance also contributes a cut ('Vagabond Nº7 '), as does festival favourite Fis with his characteristically lumpy, textural soundscapes ('Dist CL (Atonal Version) '). Finally, two selections from Abdulla Rashim’s memorable session point toward a possible future for synthesised music.
'Berlin Atonal Vol.3' is housed in a special cardboard sleeve and limited at 700 units.
A. Cabaret Voltaire - Microscopic Flesh Fragment
B. Cabaret Voltaire - Universal Energy (Live Version)
C. Miles Whittaker - Vagabond Nº7
D. Fis - Dist CL (Atonal Version)
E. Abdulla Rashim - Untitled
F. Abdulla Rashim - Untitled