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Colours
Cabaret Voltaire
Colours
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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Cabaret Voltaire shifts gears on this 1991 follow-up to Body and Soul. It's on this album that the preindustrial magnates kick off their practice of implementing Latin percussion and bongo-filled disco breaks into their cl...  more »

      
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All Artists: Cabaret Voltaire
Title: Colours
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mute U.S.
Original Release Date: 8/27/1991
Re-Release Date: 8/20/1991
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electronica, Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, Goth & Industrial, New Wave & Post-Punk, Experimental Music, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724596119624, 024596119649

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Cabaret Voltaire shifts gears on this 1991 follow-up to Body and Soul. It's on this album that the preindustrial magnates kick off their practice of implementing Latin percussion and bongo-filled disco breaks into their class act. Colours was a prelude to the stripped-down style which would take off later, on the band's 1992 release, Plasticity (and also with Richard H. Kirk's side-project, Sandoz). The last Cabaret Voltaire album to feature Stephen Mallinder's singing, the excess of vocals is evident on songs like "Colours" and "Wildlife." As with other Cabaret Voltaire albums, Mallinder's vocals seem subdued to the point where they can be ignored. Sans vocals, it might have sat well alongside early Warp releases like LFO, Tricky Disco, or Sweet Exorcist--another Kirk side-project. --Esther Yoon

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Underrated early 90's release from CV
Jay M | Dublin, Ireland | 05/21/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The last 'album' on which Stephen Mallinder's vocals were to be heard on a CV album, for the time being anyway!A good collection of songs to have, particularly the stunning 'thunder mix' of "Colours". Mallinder's vocals are much more emotive than on earlier releases, these can be most heard on "Smooth" and "Wildlife".The final track "ex" is a well worked melodic electro/techno track which would point the future direction of Cabaret Voltaire.Worth buying as they are a good selection of tracks.One for the fans and those interested in early 90's techno and house."
Harmless
omniscientfool | Beijing, China | 04/27/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"As this is apparently discounted, I won't complain too much about its standard LP duration time. This is manages to be almost entirely electronic without being obviously cartoony, as most from this long ago tend to be. It has aged remarkably well, but I can't name a reason to choose it over new stuff. It's a pleasant listen, and even mildly inspirational."