Cabaret Voltaire ‎– 2X45

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ROUGH 42 Cabaret Voltaire 2X45(2x12", Album) Rough Trade ROUGH 42 UK 1982 Sell This Version
ROUGH 42 Cabaret Voltaire 2X45(2x12", Album) Rough Trade ROUGH 42 Benelux 1982 Sell This Version
ROUGH 42 Cabaret Voltaire 2X45(2x12", Album) Rough Trade ROUGH 42 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
GI LP 42 Cabaret Voltaire 2X45(2x12", Album) Go International GI LP 42 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
ROUGH 42 Cabaret Voltaire 2X45(2x12", Album, Promo) Rough Trade ROUGH 42 UK 1982 Sell This Version
ROUGH 42 Cabaret Voltaire 2X45(2x12", Album, TP) Rough Trade ROUGH 42 UK 1982 Sell This Version
ROUGH 42 Cabaret Voltaire 2X45(2x12", Album, RE) Rough Trade ROUGH 42 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CABS 9 Cabaret Voltaire 2X45(2x12", Album, RE) The Grey Area CABS 9 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CABS 9 CD Cabaret Voltaire 2X45(CD, Album, RE) Mute CABS 9 CD UK 1990 Sell This Version
61003-2, 9 61003-2 Cabaret Voltaire 2X45(CD, Album, RE) Mute, Mute 61003-2, 9 61003-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
9 61003-4 Cabaret Voltaire 2X45(Cass, Album, RE) Mute 9 61003-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
none Cabaret Voltaire 2X45(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) ArsNova none Russia 2000 Sell This Version
none Cabaret Voltaire 2X45(6xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Mute Records Ltd. none US 2015
CABS 9 CD Cabaret Voltaire 2X45(CD, Album, RE) Mute Records Ltd. CABS 9 CD Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CABS 9 CD, 5016025670093 Cabaret Voltaire 2X45(CD, Album, RE) Mute, Mute CABS 9 CD, 5016025670093 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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Marmalade-Sunset

Marmalade-Sunset

August 10, 2018
referencing 2X45, 2x12", Album, ROUGH 42
My copy of this issue has a 'skip' on it - seems to be a pressing fault as there is nothing visible causing it. Is this common on all these pressings?
manfromzaandam

manfromzaandam

October 27, 2012
referencing 2X45, 2x12", Album, ROUGH 42
besides Rough trade, on my copy Roadrunner Productions BV is also mentioned on labels.
distanttreelines

distanttreelines

May 2, 2012
referencing 2X45, 2x12", Album, ROUGH 42

Great stuff this one. I would definitely recommend that you try listening to it at the wrong speed. "2x33" so to speak.. Makes the listening experience more heavy, psychedelic and sinister. I just love records that works in both 33 and 45 rpm!
jbarbuto

jbarbuto

January 7, 2011
edited over 8 years ago
referencing 2X45, CD, Album, RE, 61003-2, 9 61003-2

I suspect this release was strongly influential in the development of industrial music vocal styles. Take the Nivek Ogre style distortion on "Protection", or the Bill Leeb style grunts on "War of Nerves (T.E.S.)" -- it's probably not a coincidence that Front Line Assembly's first demo is called "Nerve War". Highly recommended!
cvoltaire02

cvoltaire02

May 27, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
referencing 2X45, 2x12", Album, ROUGH 42
This is probably the closest Cabaret Voltaire have come to making a rock album. This release comprises two recording sessions, one from October '81 (just before co-founder Chris Watson's departure) and the other from February '82. There's a definite difference of feel between each record, an example of just how fast the group was moving.

Of the first three tracks on the first record, 'Yashar' is the standout track and to this day it remains one of the group's signature tunes. There's a strong Middle Eastern influence the winds its way through the track both in melody and percussion elements. Electronics and samples are downplayed somewhat in favour of pulsing hypnotic elements. 'Breathe Deep' has a faster dancier feel and is probably one the smoothest aggro dance tracks ever.

The tracks on the second record are slightly more streamlined musically, as the group are now without Watson. Kirk and Mal are left to run the show. Long-time collaborator Alan Fish takes care of percussion. On 'T.E.S. War Of Nerves', eerie spoken samples about methods of torture open up the track only to give in to the dark paranoia in Mal’s lyrics. His vocals are menacing and unsettling. It’s easily the centerpiece of the album, at least in my opinion. The two last tracks, ‘Wait & Shuffle’ and ‘Get Out Of My Face’ have a dark, slightly more ambient and melodic feel, showing the Cabs shedding their earlier electro-terrorist noise in favour of actual harmonies, slightly more accessible sound structures and, above all, a strong pounding beat. Clearly, the band were closing one chapter in their musical development and opening another. Their subsequent end with Rough Trade, which had signed them originally, and new arrangement with Some Bizzare also marked a change for the group.

I would definitely file ‘2X45’ under my ‘Recommended/Can’t-Live-Without’ stack.