'#7885 (Electropunk to Technopop 1978 - 1985)' is due on June 23rd
Cabaret Voltaire artwork

With a career spanning decades, the sheer scale of Cabaret Voltaire's work can be intimidating to newcomers.

However a new compilation album could change that. '#7885 (Electropunk to Technopop 1978 - 1985)' will be released through Mute on June 23rd, piecing together two distinct periods in the group's evolution.

The early (1978-81) period covers their first flowering, moving from their noise origins to a sound which fused industrial, post-punk and more. The second period (1983-85) covers their conscious decision to turn commercial, to take their uncompromising aesthetics into the mainstream.

Curated by Richard H Kirk, the artist explains: "I decided to gather the more concise elements of the work… Hence the choice of 7” singles, edits and shorter album tracks, a kind of sound bite take on CV."

Reminiscing about their commercial phase, Kirk recalls that this "was a time where we got to do what we do, but in different areas, we wanted to push the boundaries of electronic music, we wanted to place what we were doing into places where it really shouldn't be. We certainly didn't want to carry on repeating what we'd done for the ten years previous."

Featuring sleeve notes from Cabaret Voltaire’s Richard H Kirk and Mute founder Daniel Miller, '#7885 (Electropunk to Technopop 1978 - 1985)' will be released on June 23rd.


Do The Mussolini (Headkick)
The Set UP
Nag Nag Nag
On Every Other Street
Silent Command
Kneel To The Boss
Seconds Too Late
Breathe Deep
Just Fascination (7” Version)
Crackdown (Radio Edit 83)
The Dream Ticket (7” Version)
Sensoria (7” Version)
James Brown (7” Version)
Kino (7” Version)
Big Funk (7” Version)
I Want You (7” Version)

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