Richard H Kirk* ‎– Virtual State

Warp Records ‎– WARP CD19, Warp Records ‎– warpcd19, Intone ‎– WARP CD19, Intone ‎– warpcd19
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Written and produced for Intone.
℗ 1993 Warp Records © 1993 Warp Records.
Made in England
Intone intune inside the future. Thanks to Rob, Steve, Kevin, Sara and Nancy at Warp.

Catalogue number (on artwork): WARP CD19
Catalogue number (on CD): warpcd19

Issued in a standard jewel case with four page booklet.

No SID Codes present.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021603 019126
  • Matrix / Runout: WARPCD19 10269611 01 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Mould SID Code: none

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARP LP19 Richard H. Kirk Virtual State(2xLP, Album, W/Lbl, Sti) Warp Records WARP LP19 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WARP CD19, warpcd19 Richard H Kirk* Virtual State(CD, Album, RP) Warp Records, Warp Records, Intone, Intone WARP CD19, warpcd19 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WARP MC19 Richard H Kirk* Virtual State(Cass, Album) Warp Records WARP MC19 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WARP LP 19 Richard H Kirk* Virtual State(2xLP, Album, Gat) Warp Records WARP LP 19 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WARP LP 19 Richard H. Kirk Virtual State(LP, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARP LP 19 UK 1994 Sell This Version


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March 20, 2018

Kirk was the first major figure to join the young #IDM-winning movement under the wing of the #Warp label. He was already known all over the world, as part of the Cabaret Voltaire group, as one of the founders industral, but as soon as something interesting began to emerge in his native Sheffield, he plunged into new experiments. Forming the acid-house project Sweet Exorcist, he published one of the first releases of Warp Records. After a while, all the hang-up of the label was carried away by #ambient_techno, and concentrated on long-running publications, which was not typical for techno music. And, following his colleagues, Richard decides to release his solo album, which later became a classic of electronic music.


May 13, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

IMO Kirk's strongest work. Virtual State somehow unifies the aesthetics of his work with the CV and his solo outfits like Sandoz. As such the moods and sounds on the album are much more dynamic than usual for him - among his stock and trade paranoid/hypnotic moments (e.g. November X Ray, Velodrome) are even occasional stretches of tenderness (e.g. The Feeling, Lagoon West). Come is the standout track for me.


January 31, 2003

Of most Kirk's albums, and appearently there are plenty to choose from by now, 'Virtual State' is one his most defined pieces of work - very pleasant, calm and hypnotic. Something he always captures the ear with on his Cabaret Voltaire aftermaths, although in some cases things end up closer to exaggeration regarding the length of Kirk's pieces, spotted in endless cca 9-minute rounds of 'Alphaphone Vol. 1 - Step Write Run' to name a few... 'Virtual State' might be just the case as music responds between 5-9 minutes each track, but in here there is this beautiful continuous sequence marking each track can't do without the other, so the final effect makes it a perfect whole. Ideal for traveling.