Cabaret Voltaire unveil archival releases of 1974-76 and Chance Versus Causality soundtrack

Cabaret Voltaire unveil archival releases of 1974-76 and Chance Versus Causality soundtrack

If you’re talkin’ performance-focused Dadaist industrial (and I know you are), then you have to be talkin’ Cabaret Voltaire. And if you’re talkin’ Cabaret Voltaire (which you should be, assuming my previously explained logic holds), then you have to be talkin’ about what they have in those dang ol’ vaults! You know, the ones with all the old rarities, maybe a live album or two…

You can see where I’m going with this: Cabaret Voltaire have dived into those vaults like a Swiss-avant-garde-inspired Scrooge McDuck and resurfaced with two archival releases, including the first ever vinyl issue of their 1980 compilation 1974-76 and the first official release of their soundtrack to Babeth Mondini’s 1979 film Chance Versus Causality. Both arrive August 30 through Mute.

1974-76 compiles music from the group’s early years recorded on reel-to-reel tape. It first saw release on cassette in 1980 through Industrial Records and was reissued on CD in 1992 via The Grey Area of Mute. Chance Versus Causality was recorded live and improvised “with no prior knowledge of the film or instruction from the director,” reflecting their style of performance at the time. This release marks the first time it will hit vinyl, CD, digital, and basically any other format.

Pre-order here, and check out the full album tracklistings and an excerpt from Chance Versus Causality below.


1974-76 tracklisting:

01. The Dada Man
02. Ooraseal
03. A Sunday Night In Biot
04. In Quest of the Unusual
05. Do the Snake
06. Fade Crisis
07. Doubled Delivery
08. Venusian Animals
09. The Outer Limits
10. She Loved You


Chance Versus Causality tracklisting:

01. Part 1
02. Part 2
03. Part 3
04. Part 4
05. Part 5
06. Part 6
07. Part 7

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