Cabaret Voltaire - Shadow of Funk Curacao Blue 12"
A1. Shadow of Funk B1. Skinwalker B2. Billion Dollar
Mute are delighted to announce the release of Cabaret Voltaire’s Shadow of Funk on limited edition curacao 12” vinyl and all digital platforms. Cabaret Voltaire is Richard H. Kirk, who has also released countless acclaimed solo albums, including under other monikers such as Sandoz. He also invented bleep techno along the way via his groundbreaking work in Sweet Exorcist. The industrual funk tracks on this EP were recorded in the sessions for the band’s 2020 full length Shadow of Fear, the band’s first studio album in 26 years. Shadow of Funk delves deeper into Cabaret Voltaire’s arsenal of “vocal samples, harsh rhythms and threatening detonations” (Classic Pop). Praise for Shadow of Fear: “Shadow Of Fear is a brash and confident rebirth... Richard H. Kirk has chosen a good time to revive the Cabs’ ominous industrial funk” UNCUT 8* “Masterclass in shapeshifting disco... clinches these industrial shadow-dwellers’ influence” MOJO 4/5 “Kirk is intent on pushing forward, ensuring that the hints of familiarity never come with an accompanying tang of comforting nostalgia.” THE GUARDIAN 4/5 “A lot has changed in the past 26 years, but what hasn’t altered is Cabaret Voltaire’s knack for eerie but danceable post-punk.” NME