Cabaret Voltaire

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Cabaret Voltaire

Double Vision Present: Cabaret Voltaire (Mute)

With the DVD format, we're seeing more and more artistically challenging audiovisual projects and reissues of lost material, such as this 1982 work from electronic/industrial pioneers Cabaret Voltaire. The electronic beats are coherent and forward-thrusting – albeit strategically muffled at times – but the end result is still obfuscated by sonic confusion. The visuals are similar: grainy band shoots, abstract graphic experiments, and found footage from the political, medical, and ethnographic arenas.

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