[Nagnagnag] Cabaret Voltaire DVD (fwd)

Jon Whitney turbid at turbid.com
Thu Jul 22 13:18:42 EDT 2004

no tracklisting yet so i imagine it'll be the same as the VHS


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"Double Vision Presents Cabaret Voltaire"
DVD Release: 7th September 2004 (North America)

The Grey Area of Mute will release the DVD,
"Double Vision Presents Cabaret Voltaire" on 7th
September 2004.

On its original release in 1982, "Double Vision
Presents Cabaret Voltaire" was one of the first
independent long form videos ever made and
features fourteen visual representations of
Cabaret Voltaire tracks including 'Nag Nag Nag',
'Obsession' and 'Diskono'.

The communications company Double Vision was
founded by Cabaret Voltaire and Paul Smith in
1982, initially as a vehicle for this particular
release but also with a view to releasing
affordable music based video for a fraction of
the price.

Further releases included Throbbing Gristle,
Derek Jarman, The Residents, Einstürzende
Neubauten, Chris and Cosey (cti), 23 Skidoo,
Tuxedomoon and many others. To help finance and
compliment the video releases, records by Cabaret
Voltaire, Chakk, Lydia Lunch, Arto Lindsay, Clock
dva, The Hafler Trio and Eric Random helped to
turn it into a forward thinking record label
which organised various audio visual events and
club nights around England. The label continued
throughout the 80's and left behind an
interesting legacy of experimental visual arts
and music.

This DVD release is purposely true to the quality
and sound reproduction of the original release.

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.

The band began working with Rough Trade in 1978,
producing a string of brilliant singles and the
now seminal triumvirate of albums "Mix Up"
(1979), "Voice of America" (1980) and their most
prophetic album "Red Mecca" (1981). Cabaret
Voltaire’s rare but much anticipated live
performances, with their innovative use of film
and video, were documented on the three live
albums, "Live at the YMCA" (1979), "Live at the
Lyceum" (1981) and "HAI" live in Japan (1982),
and the 90 minute video "Doublevision
presents..." (1982). Chris Watson left the group
in October 1981, but Kirk and Mallinder went on
to record further great albums throughout the
Eighties, having a huge influence on the
developing House and Techno scenes in both
America and Europe.

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