7885 (Electropunk to Technopop 1978 – 1985) compiles two
distinct periods of Cabaret Voltaire – 1978-81 and 1983-85 – for the first
time together on one release and follows the re-mastered vinyl release of Red
Mecca and already legendary and 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.
- Vinyl (23 Jun. 2014)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Double LP
- Label: Mute
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- #13111 in Dance & Electronic
- #18818 in Vinyl
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