Electronic music pioneers Cabaret Voltaire — now just co-founder Richard H. Kirk — will follow up their first new studio album in 26 years with a three-song companion EP and two drone albums in the coming months, Mute Records has announced.
The Shadow of Funk EP, a companion to 2020’s Shadow of Fear album, will be released digitally on Feb. 26 with limited-edition vinyl formats following mon March 12. Mute Records says the EP “shows a harder, more propulsive side reflecting the album’s genesis — live performance.”
You can hear one of the tracks off the EP, “Billion Dollar,” below.
The label says the album and EP are part of a series of four Cabaret Voltaire releases that will include two drone albums to be released later in the spring. First up is a 50-minute piece called Dekadrone that will arrive March 26, followed by the 64-minute piece BN9Drone, due out April 23. Both of the drone albums will be available on CD and limited-edition double vinyl.
Co-founded by Kirk, Stephen Mallinder and Chris Watson, Cabaret Voltaire originally was active between 1973 and 1994. Watson left in 1981 and Mallinder has not been involved since the group became inactive in 1994. Kirk resurrected Cabaret Voltaire in 2014 for a live performance at Berlin’s Atonal festival.
Hear “Billion Dollar” below:
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