Genre: Electronic
Label: Mute
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies LP (Curacao Vinyl)

Cabaret Voltaire

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Sleek 1984 Album on Limited Edition Curacao Vinyl LP!

Originally remastered in 2013, Micro-Phonies is reissued and repressed on limited edition curacao vinyl. Micro-Phonies is Cabaret Voltaire's sleekest dance record, featuring charting singles "James Brown" and "Sensoria." Released in 1984, the record gained its reputation as the Cabs' most mainstream album. Their partnership with Peter Care on the video for "Sensoria" received major airplay from MTV and was famously one of the first music videos to be in the New York Museum of Art. Cabaret Voltaire were very much ahead of their time, harmonizing dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental, making them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts in electronic music.

Following neatly after The Crackdown's aggressive art/funk/electro combination, Micro-Phonies shows the duo taking that combination to a stronger level. Having invented the shadowy, murkier side of industrial/noise experimentation, here Cabaret Voltaire make their equally justified claim at fully kickstarting the beat-heavy crunch such labels as Wax Trax! would pursue shortly thereafter. DAF and the On-U Sound collective deserve as much notice for this, but the Cabs' relatively higher profile in the English/American cultural scheme made them the harbingers as much as anyone. Flood's sympathetic co-production with the band is another feather in his cap, and the album sounds just as strong today as it did upon its release.
-Ned Raggett,, 4/5 stars


  • Limited Edition
  • Curacao Vinyl
  • Remastered
  • Limited Time Download Code
  • Printed in the EU


Side One:

  1. Do Right
  2. The Operative
  3. Digital Rasta
  4. Spies in the Wires
  5. Theme from Earthshaker

Side Two:

  1. James Brown
  2. Slammer
  3. Blue Heat
  4. Sensoria

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