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Eight Crepescule Tracks
Cabaret Voltaire
Eight Crepescule Tracks
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1


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Early Cabaret Voltaire
AfSucSker | 06/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a reincarnation of the LP "three crepescule tracks" released in the 80's. In my opinion, Cabaret Voltaire's early period recordings like this are the very best because they are slightly harsher, more disjointed, and all around more innovative and creative. The main tracks from this EP are "Sluggin Fer Jesus" parts 1 through 3. In them, a television evangelist is sampled throughout, demanding donations and raving about. Over this series of samples and loops, Cabaret Voltaire unloads some brilliant music on the listener. They use everything from distorted synths and vocoder to acoustic drums and Mallinder's bare croon. The dead on cover of The theme From "Shaft" shows how the early incarnation of this band could make anything work, it's also hilarious to hear Mallinder croon "he's a sex machine to all the chicks" through a vocoder. The remix of "Yashar" is just fantastic as well. If you like Autechre, Phoenecia, Can, or Kraftwerk, you must give this a shot. If you're new to the group I would sugguest getting "2x45" first, since it's pretty much the seminal Cabaret Voltaire album. Then get this next, then "Crackdown, then "Red Mecca" just might end up addicted By the way, you can get almost everything from the early period by going to the Mute Records site."