Cabaret Voltaire ‎– Three Mantras

Label:
The Grey Area ‎– CABS 7
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Reissue
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Tracklist

A Western Mantra 20:39
B Eastern Mantra 20:11

Notes

Originally released by Rough Trade Records in 1980.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RT 038 Cabaret Voltaire Three Mantras(12", EP) Rough Trade RT 038 UK 1980 Sell This Version
CABS 7CD Cabaret Voltaire Three Mantras(CD, EP, RE) Mute CABS 7CD UK 1990 Sell This Version
RTL-2001 Cabaret Voltaire Three Mantras(12", EP) Rough Trade RTL-2001 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7 71477-2, CABS 7 CD, Cabs 7cd Cabaret Voltaire Three Mantras(CD, EP, RE) Restless Records, Mute, Mute 7 71477-2, CABS 7 CD, Cabs 7cd US 1990 Sell This Version
RT 038 Cabaret Voltaire Three Mantras(12", EP) Rough Trade RT 038 UK 1980 Sell This Version

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plakapum

plakapum

July 6, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
An astonishing album by the Cabs. Above all this is a tremendous psychedelic record, with "Eastern Mantra" being a crossover between Eastern litany, industrial, acid psychedelia, improvisation, electronics and dance music. All the while "Western Mantra" features an even looser form of psychedelia (Eastern elements abound here as well), assuming the guise of a hypnosis and subsequent delve into the collective subconscious of modern society, as well as an exorcism which reveals it's pagan roots.

Three Mantras is an extended play by Cabaret Voltaire, released in 1980. The album was packaged in an intentionally confusing manner, with the Eastern/Western titles reversed on the cover, the same label on both sides and a sticker on early pressings apologizing for there only being two mantras (despite the title) and explaining that the album was being priced as a single to make up for it.