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The Crackdown - 2022 Reissue

    Cabaret Voltaire’s ‘The Crackdown’, as originally remastered in 2013, now reissued on Grey vinyl. Initially released in 1983, ‘The Crackdown’ was the band’s fourth album, and first after the exit of founding member Chris Watson. The album fuses their earlier experimental records with the electronic dance-funk sound that would become more prominent within their subsequent releases and includes the magnificent haunting single ‘Just Fascination’.

    The significance of ‘The Crackdown’ has grown over the decades, also enlisted in NME’s best albums of 1983.

    Cabaret Voltaire were very much ahead of their time, harmonising dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental electronics, making them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts in electronic music.

    “…true, unflinching pioneers of electronic music” – Loud & Quiet
    “…The Crackdown alone will serve to change some opinions of the Cabs' tenure in the majors.” - The Quietus
    “One of Cabaret Voltaire's strongest albums…” - All Music

    TRACK LISTING

    A1 24-24
    A2 In The Shadows
    A3 Talking Time
    A4 Animation
    B1 Over And Over
    B2 Just Fascination
    B3 Why Kill Time (When You Can Kill Yourself)
    B4 Haiti
    B5 Crackdown

    Cabaret Voltaire

    Micro-Phonies - 2022 Reissue

      Cabaret Voltaire’s ‘Micro-Phonies’, as originally remastered in 2013, now reissued on Turquoise vinyl. ‘Micro-Phonies’ is Cabaret Voltaire’s most sleek dance record, featuring charting singles ‘James Brown’ and ‘Sensoria’. Released in 1984, the record gained its reputation as the Cabs’ most mainstream album. Their partnership with Peter Care on video for ‘Sensoria’ received major airplay from MTV, and was famously one of the first music videos to be in the New York Museum of Art.

      Cabaret Voltaire were very much ahead of their time, harmonising dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental electronics, making them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts in electronic music.

      “Having invented the shadowy, murkier side of industrial/noise experimentation, here Cabaret Voltaire make their equally justified claim at fully kickstarting the beat-heavy crunch…” - All Music
      “Cab Vol focus on rhythms and bass lines (“James Brown”), work with breakbeats (“Blue Heat”) and approach the mainstream with "Sensoria". - Musikexpress

      TRACK LISTING

      1 Do Right
      2 The Operative
      3 Digital Rasta
      4 Spies In The Wires
      5 Theme From Earthshaker
      1 James Brown
      2 Slammer
      3 Blue Heat
      4 Sensoria

      Cabaret Voltaire

      The Covenant, The Sword And The Arm Of The Lord - 2022 Reissue

        Cabaret Voltaire’s ‘The Covenant, The Sword and The Arm of The Lord’, as originally remastered in 2013, now reissued on White vinyl. Known for being the harder, more experimental album of their “Pop” period, ‘The Covenant, The Sword and The Arm of The Lord’ was originally released in 1985 and includes the classic ‘I Want You’. The album embodys Cabarets Voltaire’s industrial electro-funk sound and their punk ethos, lending its title to American political extremism.

        Cabaret Voltaire were very much ahead of their time, harmonising dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental electronics, making them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts in electronic music.

        “…The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord is an exercise in paranoia with anxiety coded into the jittery sample-heavy structures of the music itself.” - Spectrum Culture
        “It's a pacier, funkier album than the 1984 effort, but it also it more abrasive and strange and holds together better…” - The Quietus

        TRACK LISTING

        A1 L21ST
        A2 I Want You
        A3 Hells Home
        A4 Kickback
        A5 The Arm Of The Lord
        B1 Warm
        B2 Golden Halos
        B3 Motion Rotation
        B4 Whip Blow
        B5 The Web

        Cabaret Voltaire

        BN9Drone

          Cabaret Voltaire is Richard H. Kirk and Shadow of Fear was the band’s first studio album in 26 years and was released in 2020 to critical acclaim.

          BN9Drone delves deeper into Cabaret Voltaire’s arsenal of “harsh rhythms and threatening detonations” (Classic Pop). A brand new drone album on limited edition double white vinyl, available with high definition audio download.


          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: There are few forces in the synth scene more influential than Cabaret Voltaire, and this outing sees Kirk delving into prime drone territory. We get slowly morphing waves of electronic scree, churning sub-bass and shadowy oscillations aplenty. A monolithic triumph from one of the greatest in the 'biz.

          TRACK LISTING

          LP Tracklist :

          A1. Eins
          B1. Zwei
          C1. Drei
          D1. Vier

          CD Tracklist :

          1. BN9Drone

          Cabaret Voltaire

          Dekadrone

            Cabaret Voltaire is Richard H. Kirk and "Shadow of Fear" was the band’s first studio album in 26 years and was released in 2020 to critical acclaim. New release Dekadrone delves deeper into Cabaret Voltaire’s arsenal of harsh rhythms and threatening detonations, pairing guttural drone with clipped mechanical idents and snarling LFOs.




            TRACK LISTING

            LP Tracklist :
            A1. Phase 1
            B1. Phase 2
            C1. Phase 3
            D1. Phase 4

            CD Tracklist :
            Dekadrone

            Cabaret Voltaire

            Shadow Of Fear

              Shadow of Fear is Cabaret Voltaire’s first studio album in 26 years. Richard H. Kirk is the sole remaining member; he’s released many acclaimed solo albums, having invented bleep techno via his groundbreaking work in Sweet Exorcist. Kirk has formed this new album from a series of pulverising live shows. The tone and personality of CV is ingrained in its core as it dances across techno, dub, house, 1970s Germany and general esoteric explorations coupled with mangled vocal samples.

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Barry says: As important a document as anything they've done, 'Shadow Of Fear' is a swimming electronic odyssey, split between hypnotic industrial percussion and slowly evolving synth arps, bringing the churning driven thump we know so well, as well as a more playful, danceable backbone. Superb.

              TRACK LISTING

              1 Be Free
              2 The Power (Of Their Knowledge)
              3 Night Of The Jackal
              4 Microscopic Flesh Fragment
              5 Papa Nine Zero Delta United
              6 Universal Energy
              7 Vasto
              8 What’s Goin’ On

              Cabaret Voltaire

              Chance Versus Causality

                Chance versus Causality is a previously Previously unreleased soundtrack by industrial electronic pioneers Cabaret Voltaire, to 16mm film For Two Projectors by Babeth Mondini from 1979.

                Features all original Cabaret Voltaire members – Richard H Kirk, Stephen Mallinder, Chris Watson.


                TRACK LISTING

                1 Part 1
                2 Part 2
                3 Part 3
                4 Part 4
                5 Part 5
                6 Part 6
                7 Part 7

                ‘#7885 (Electropunk To Technopop) features classic tracks such as ‘Nag Nag Nag’, ‘Do The Mussolini (Headkick)’, ‘Sensoria’, ‘Landslide’, ‘I Want You’ and ‘Just Fascination’.

                Curated by Richard H Kirk, who explains, “I decided to gather the more concise elements of the work… Hence the choice of 7” singles, edits and shorter album tracks, a kind of soundbite take on CV.”

                ‘#7885 (Electropunk To Technopop)’ compiles two distinct periods of Cabaret Voltaire - 1978-81 and 1983-85 - for the first time together on one release and follows the remastered vinyl release of ‘Red Mecca’ and already legendary sold out box set ‘#8385 (Collected Works 1983-1985)’.

                The compilation travels from 1978-81 with a line up of Richard H Kirk, Stephen Mallinder and Chris Watson, when Cabaret Voltaire were (mostly) recording at the Western Works Studios in Sheffield and releasing records on Rough Trade and from 1983-85 after Watson’s departure when Kirk and Mallinder released via the Some Bizzare label on Virgin Records. Kirk points out that this “was a time where we got to do what we do, but in different areas, we wanted to push the boundaries of electronic music, we wanted to place what we were doing into places where it really shouldn't be. We certainly didn't want to carry on repeating what we'd done for the ten years previous.”

                Cabaret Voltaire formed in 1973 and, alongside Human League, Throbbing Gristle, Fad Gadget and The Normal, were at the forefront of the UK electronic movement of the late 70s. Way ahead of their time, Cabaret Voltaire’s blend of dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental made them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts of the last 40 years.

                “Way, way ahead of their time” - DJ

                “True, unflinching pioneers of electronic music” - Loud & Quiet

                TRACK LISTING

                Do The Mussolini (Headkick)
                The Set Up
                Nag Nag Nag
                On Every Other Street
                Silent Command
                Kneel To The Boss
                Seconds Too Late
                Landslide
                Breathe Deep
                Just Fascination (7” Version)
                Crackdown (Radio Edit 83)
                Animation
                The Dream Ticket (7” Version)
                Sensoria (7” Version)
                James Brown (7” Version)
                Kino (7” Version)
                Big Funk (7” Version)
                I Want You (7” Version)
                Warm

                Cabaret Voltaire

                Drinking Gasoline

                  ‘Drinking Gasoline’ was released in 1985, consisting of four songs from the legendary ‘Gasoline In Your Eye’ videocassette. These songs rank among Cabaret Voltaire’s more infectious compositions.

                  ‘Gasoline In Your Eye’ is now included as a DVD together with both the CD and the LP of ‘Drinking Gasoline’, featuring videos shot and edited by groundbreaking director Peter Care and Richard H Kirk.

                  All audio remastered from the original tapes.

                  Vinyl cut by Stefan Betke aka Pole.

                  ‘Gasoline In Your Eye’ DVD includes ‘Sensoria’ and promotional videos for ‘I Want You’ and ‘Just Fascination’.

                  Cabaret Voltaire, alongside Human League, Throbbing Gristle, Fad Gadget and The Normal, were at the forefront of the UK electronic movement of the late 1970s. Way ahead of their time, Cabaret Voltaire’s blend of dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental made them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts of the last 35 years.

                  Cabaret Voltaire

                  The Covenant, The Sword And The Arm Of The Lord

                    This is Cabaret Voltaire’s seventh studio album, originally released in 1985. The album peaked at #57 in the UK charts. ‘I Want You’ went on to be the single.

                    Cabaret Voltaire, alongside Human League, Throbbing Gristle, Fad Gadget and The Normal, were at the forefront of the UK electronic movement of the late 70s.

                    Way ahead of their time, Cabaret Voltaire’s blend of dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental made them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts of the last 35 years.

                    All audio remastered from the original tapes.

                    Vinyl cut by Stefan Betke aka Pole.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    L21ST
                    I Want You
                    Hells Home
                    Kickback
                    The Arm Of The Lord
                    Warm
                    Golden Halos
                    Motion Rotation
                    Whip Blow
                    The Web

                    Cabaret Voltaire

                    The Crackdown

                      ‘The Crackdown’ is the fourth studio album by Cabaret Voltaire. It was released in 1983.

                      This is Cabaret Voltaire’s first album after Chris Watson’s departure.

                      “One of Cabaret Voltaire’s strongest albums, ‘The Crackdown’ features the band working a number of menacing electronic textures into a basic dance / funk rhythm; the result is one of their most distinctive, challenging records.” - AllMusic

                      Way ahead of their time, Cabaret Voltaire’s blend of dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental made them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts of the last 35 years.

                      All audio remastered from the original tapes.

                      Vinyl cut by Stefan Betke aka Pole.

                      Cabaret Voltaire

                      Micro-Phonies

                        ‘Micro-Phonies’ is the sixth full-length studio album by Cabaret Voltaire. Released in 1984, it is considered the group’s most mainstream release, with the singles ‘Sensoria’ and ‘James Brown’ gaining popularity, especially due to the music video finding MTV airplay.

                        Cabaret Voltaire, alongside Human League, Throbbing Gristle, Fad Gadget and The Normal, were at the forefront of the UK electronic movement of the late 70s.

                        Way ahead of their time, Cabaret Voltaire’s blend of dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental made them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts of the last 35 years.

                        All audio remastered from the original tapes.

                        Vinyl cut by Stefan Betke aka Pole.


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