TVD Radar: Cabaret Voltaire, Methodology ’74-’78. Attic Tapes clear 7-LP set in stores 12/6

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Cabaret Voltaire have announced the first-ever vinyl release of Methodology ’74-’78. Attic Tapes, which collates the band’s early recordings. Out on December 6, the 7-piece clear vinyl box set is available in a limited edition of 500 units worldwide and comes with an art print signed by Richard H. Kirk. 

Methodology ’74-’78. Attic Tapes charts the development of Cabaret Voltaire starting from their early experimental period of ’74/’75. The package contains recordings made during the same period as those featured on the recently reissued album, 1974-76 – originally released on Industrial Records – and features the original recordings of tracks such as “Nag Nag Nag,” “No Escape,” “The Set Up,” “Baader Meinhof,” “Here She Comes Now,” and “Do The Mussolini (Headkick),” all of which were later re-recorded with new equipment and released by Rough Trade in 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, England 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.

Methodology ’74-’78. Attic Tapes 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.

Cabaret Voltaire have been performing select festivals in recent years and Richard H. Kirk is currently working on a new Cabaret Voltaire album set for release in 2020.

Methodology ’74-’78. Attic Tapes Tracklist
1. Exhaust
2. Synthi AKS (piece One)
3. Synthi AKS (Piece Two)
4. Jet Passing Over
5. Sad Synth
6. Treated Guitar
7. Treated Clarinet
8. Treated Drum Machine
9. Possibility Of A Bum Trip
10. Space Patrol
11. Jack Stereo Unit
12. Magnet
13. Counter Reaction
14. Capsules (Version)
15. Makes Your Mouth Go Funny
16. Dream Sequence Number Three (Short Version)
17. Reverse (Piece One)
18. Stolen From Spectra
19. Shes Black (Part One)
20. Jive
21. The Single
22. Speed Kills
23. Fascist Police State
24. Synthi AKS (Piece Three)
25. Data Processing Instructions
26. Fuse Mountain
27. Calling Moscow
28. Dream Sequence Number Two (Ethel’s Voice)
29. The Attic Tapes
30. Treated Speech
31. Dream Sequence Number Three (Long Version)
32. Henderson Reversed (Piece Two)
33. Bed Time Stories
34. Loves In Vein
35. Do The Mussolini (Head Kick) (They Kill Him Dub)
36. Shes Black (Part Two)
37. Its Not Music
38. Slo Change
39. Original Voice Of America
40. Heaven And Hell
41. Do The Mussolini (Head Kick)
42. Here She Comes Now
43. Capsules
44. Oh Roger
45. Havoc
46. Talkover
47. No Escape
48. Photophobia
49. The Set Up
50. A Minute Is A Life Time
51. Baader Meinhof
52. Nag Nag Nag
53. Its About Now

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