Cabaret Voltaire released three albums in the early 1990s of quality electronica. Think Warp with cool detatchment.


In the early 1990s, Cabaret Voltaire started to ease from house / techno / bleep into trance / ambient. The results were well-received and Cabaret Voltaire finally regained the attention they deserved. In 1994, at the height of the trance / ambient wave, Kirk and Mallinder parted ways. Mallinder went off to Australia to study, whilst Kirk continues with numerous solo projects and collaborations.


Their music moved from the positive House of “Groovy Laidback and Nasty” (1990) to a more IDM style in “Plasticity” (1992) which had much in common with the Warp artists of the period, such as The Black Dog. It was good but something had been lost in the transition. And their work was ultimately not as good as the best of the Warp releases of the time.


Cabaret Voltaire – Theme From Technacolour (vinyl rip)
Cabaret Voltaire – Soul Vine (70 Billion People)
Cabaret Voltaire – Deep Time


~ by acidted on September 10, 2008.

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