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Methodology '74 / '78. Attic Tapes
Cabaret Voltaire
Methodology '74 / '78. Attic Tapes
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Release Date
December 2008

This vinyl box set charts the development of Cabaret Voltaire, starting from their early experimental period of '75. Included on the release are the original recordings of classics such as Nag Nag Nag, No Escape, The Set Up, Baader Meinhof, Here She Comes Now and Do The Mussolini (Headkick), all later re-recorded with new equipment and released by Rough Trade in the late '70s. cabaret Voltaire were at the forefront of the UK Electronic Movement throughout the ‘70s. Initially a three piece, Richard H. Kirk, Stephen Mallinder and Chris Watson began by playing around with recorded sounds manipulated by basic reel-to-reel tape recorders in Sheffield in 1973. Way ahead of their time, these ideas cumulated in 1975, when the three staged their first performance of these sound experiments and assumed the name Cabaret Voltaire, taken from the name of the club started in Zürich by the principals of the Dada art movement during the First World War. As part of the confrontational energy of punk, and inspired by the Dada and Situationist art movements, these early recordings have lost none of their power in the intervening years, especially when the relatively primitive equipment used at that time is considered. This is an invaluable insight into how the band evolved prior to and during the punk explosion, and how the music gradually took on a more structured and rhythmic form.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Exhaust Cabaret Voltaire 4:46 Buy
  2. 2 Synthi AKS Piece 1 Cabaret Voltaire 3:38 Buy
  3. 3 Synthi AKS Piece 2 Cabaret Voltaire 2:59 Buy
  4. 4 Jet Passing Over Cabaret Voltaire 1:10 Buy
  5. 5 Sad Synth Cabaret Voltaire 1:47 Buy
  6. 6 Treated Guitar Cabaret Voltaire 3:01 Buy
  7. 7 Treated Clarinet Cabaret Voltaire 4:49 Buy
  8. 8 Treated Drum Machine Cabaret Voltaire 5:25 Buy
  9. 9 The Possibility Of A Bum Trip Cabaret Voltaire 2:39 Buy
  10. 10 Space Patrol Cabaret Voltaire 0:39 Buy
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Vinyl Tracklist

A1 Exhaust

A2 Synthi AKS (Piece One)

A3 Synthi AKS (Piece Two)

A4 Jet Passing Over

A5 Sad Synth

A6 Treated Guitar

B1 Treated Clarinet

B2 Treated Drum Machine

B3 Possibility Of A Bum Trip

B4 Space Patrol

B5 Jack Stereo Unit

C1 Magnet

C2 Counter Reaction

C3 Capsules (Version)

D1 Makes Your Mouth Go Funny

D2 Dream Sequence Number Three (Short Version)

D3 Reverse (Piece One)

D4 Stolen From Spectra

E1 Shes Black (Part One)

E2 Jive

E3 The Single

E4 Speed Kills

E5 Fascist Police State

F1 Synthi AKS (Piece Three)

F2 Data Processing Instructions

F3 Fuse Mountain

F4 Calling Moscow

G1 Dream Sequence Number Two (Ethel's Voice)

G2 The Attic Tapes

G3 Treated Speech

H1 Dream Sequence Number Three (Long Version)

H2 Henderson Reversed (Piece Two)

I1 Bed Time Stories

I2 Loves In Vein

I3 Do The Mussolini (Head Kick) (They Kill Him Dub)

I4 Shes Black (Part Two)

J1 Its Not Music

J2 Slo Change

J3 Original Voice Of America

K1 Heaven And Hell

K2 Do The Mussolini (Head Kick)

K3 Here She Comes Now

L1 Capsules

L2 Oh Roger

L3 Havoc

L4 Talkover

M1 No Escape

M2 Photophobia

M3 The Set Up

N1 A Minute Is A Life Time

N2 Baader Meinhof

N3 Nag Nag Nag

N4 Its About Now

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