Reviewed by Michael Chamy, Fri., Dec. 24, 2004
Cabaret VoltaireDouble 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.