Methodology ‘74 / ‘78 Attic Tapes

Cabaret Voltaire


Barcode: 5400863013202

100.00 £100.00
  • Genre: Rock And Pop
  • Label: Mute
  • Released Date: 6th December 2019
  • Buying Format:
    7LP Box Set


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‘Methodology ‘74 / ‘78 Attic Tapes’ charts the development of Cabaret Voltaire, starting from their early experimental period of 1974 / 1975. 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 1970s.

Cabaret Voltaire were at the forefront of the UK Electronic Movement throughout the 1970s. 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.

‘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.

“A revelatory peak into a crucial electronic group’s embryonic stage, and a key chapter in electronic music’s evolution in the ’70s” – XLR8R

“A fascinating listen, the sound quality throughout is excellent” – All Music

Seven LPs pressed on clear vinyl in box set with signed art print and digital download code.

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Track Listings

Synthi AKS (Piece One)
Synthi AKS (Piece Two)
Jet Passing Over
Sad Synth
Treated Guitar
Treated Clarinet
Treated Drum Machine
Possibility Of A Bum Trip
Space Patrol
Jack Stereo Unit
Counter Reaction
Capsules (Version)
Makes Your Mouth Go Funny
Dream Sequence Number Three (Short Version)
Reverse (Piece One)
Stolen From Spectra
She’s Black (Part One)
The Single
Speed Kills
Fascist Police State
Synthi AKS (Piece Three)
Data Processing Instructions
Fuse Mountain
Calling Moscow
Dream Sequence Number Two (Ethel's Voice)
The Attic Tapes
Treated Speech
Dream Sequence Number Three (Long Version)
Henderson Reversed (Piece Two)
Bed Time Stories
Loves In Vein
Do The Mussolini (Head Kick) (They Kill Him Dub)
Shes Black (Part Two)
It’s Not Music
Slo Change
Original Voice Of America
Heaven And Hell
Do The Mussolini (Head Kick)
Here She Comes Now
Oh Roger
No Escape
The Set Up
A Minute Is A Life Time
Baader Meinhof
Nag Nag Nag
It’s About Now

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