New sonic impulses…
20 August 2020
Initially a three-piece Sheffield’s CABARET VOLTAIRE was alongside Human League, Throbbing Gristle, Fad Gadget and The Normal at the forefront of the UK Electronic Movement of the late ’70s and were one of its most influential and innovative acts.
Over the years Richard H. Kirk became the sole member and continued Cabaret
Voltaire as a one-man act. Now, 26 years after the last one, he announced a new
album, titled SHADOW OF FEAR, planned for a November release via Mute Records.
“The mission statement from the off was no nostalgia. Normal rules do not apply. Something
for the 21st Century. No old material. Stuff that was quite stripped back and crude. Every time I would visit a new place to perform, I would write something fresh. ‘Shadow Of Fear’ feels like a strangely appropriate title. The current situation didn’t have much of an influence on what I was doing — all the vocal content was already in place before the panic set in — but maybe due to my nature of being a bit paranoid there are hints in there about stuff going a bit weird and capturing the current state of affairs” tells Kirk about the new longplayer.
If you want to know where raving techno stars Chemical Brothers (and others too) got their inspiration from, listen then to CV‘s lead-single of the new LP. VASTO feels and sounds like a never-ending electro trip into the night with tons of beeps and bleeps, zig-zag synths, and voodoo vocals. Freakish, hypnotic and intimidating. Totally 2020, indeed.
Don’t fear Cabaret Voltaire…
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