Richard H. Kirk

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Richard Harold Kirk
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Richard H. Kirk (born 21 March 1956, Sheffield, England - died 21 September 2021) was an English musician who specialised in electronic music. He was a member of the industrial music band Cabaret Voltaire, formed in 1973. He released his first solo album "Disposable Half-Truths" in 1980, and developed a solo career parallel to the band until its dissolution in 1994. His music featured a fusion of diverse musical genres from dance-orientated Techno and House to Experimental Electronica and Ambient.

Kirk resurrected the Cabaret Voltaire name in 2009 as the sole member.
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Albums

IRC 34 Richard H. Kirk - Disposable Half-Truths album art Richard H. Kirk Disposable Half-Truths (Album) Industrial Records IRC 34 UK 1980 Sell This Version
DVR 2 Richard H. Kirk - Time High Fiction album art Richard H. Kirk Time High Fiction (Album) Doublevision DVR 2 UK 1983 Sell This Version
RTM 189 Richard H. Kirk - Ugly Spirit album art Richard H. Kirk Ugly Spirit (Album) Rough Trade RTM 189 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ROUGH 99 Richard H. Kirk - Black Jesus Voice album art Richard H. Kirk Black Jesus Voice (Album) Rough Trade ROUGH 99 UK 1986 Sell This Version
NTVLP 28 Richard H. Kirk - Hoodoo Talk album art Peter Hope & Richard H. Kirk Peter Hope & Richard H. Kirk - Hoodoo Talk (Album) Native Records NTVLP 28 UK 1987 Sell This Version
WARP LP19 Richard H. Kirk - Virtual State album art Richard H. Kirk Virtual State (Album) Warp Records, Warp Records, Intone, Intone WARP LP19 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RTD 126.3022.2 Richard H. Kirk - The Number Of Magic album art Richard H Kirk* The Number Of Magic (Album) Warp Records, Intone RTD 126.3022.2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Irreg4CD Richard H. Kirk - Knowledge Through Science album art Richard H. Kirk Knowledge Through Science(CD, Album, Ltd) Blast First Irreg4CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
TO:41 Richard H. Kirk - Darkness At Noon album art Richard H. Kirk Darkness At Noon (Album) Touch TO:41 UK 1999 Sell This Version
Tone 12 Richard H. Kirk - LoopStatic (Amine ß Ring Modulations) album art Richard H. Kirk LoopStatic (Amine ß Ring Modulations)(CD, Album) Touch Tone 12 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Intone CD002 Richard H. Kirk - TWAT v4.0: The War Against Terror album art Richard H. Kirk TWAT v4.0: The War Against Terror (Album) Intone Intone CD002 UK 2003 Sell This Version
12KIRK6 A/B / 12KIRK7 A/B Richard H. Kirk - Earlier / Later / Digital Lifeforms album art Richard H. Kirk / Sandoz Richard H. Kirk / Sandoz - Earlier / Later / Digital Lifeforms(CDr, Promo) Mute 12KIRK6 A/B / 12KIRK7 A/B UK 2004 Sell This Version
INTONECD06 Richard H. Kirk - Meets The Truck Bombers Of Suburbia Uptown Vol. 1 album art Richard H. Kirk Feat. Pat Riot (2) Richard H. Kirk Feat. Pat Riot (2) - Meets The Truck Bombers Of Suburbia Uptown Vol. 1(CD, Album) Intone INTONECD06 UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Richard H. Kirk - URP VOL 4 Expreso_Elektro_Congo album art Richard H. Kirk URP VOL 4 Expreso_Elektro_Congo Intone none UK 2005
SJR LP/CD 130 Richard H. Kirk - Live In The Earth: Sandoz In Dub (Chapter 2) album art Sandoz A/K/A Richard Kirk* Sandoz A/K/A Richard Kirk* - Live In The Earth: Sandoz In Dub (Chapter 2)(CDr, Promo) Soul Jazz Records SJR LP/CD 130 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Richard H. Kirk - Sonic Reflections (Unreleased Soundtrack Project 1994) album art Richard H Kirk* Sonic Reflections (Unreleased Soundtrack Project 1994) Intone none UK 2009
none Richard H. Kirk - Reality Is Opposite album art Richard H. Kirk Reality Is Opposite (Album) Intone none 2011
Intone CD9 Richard H. Kirk - Dasein album art Richard H Kirk* Dasein (Album) Intone Intone CD9 UK 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DVR 15 Richard H. Kirk - Leather Hands album art Peter Hope, Richard H. Kirk Peter Hope, Richard H. Kirk - Leather Hands Doublevision DVR 15 UK 1985 Sell This Version
RTT 199 Richard H. Kirk - Hipnotic album art Richard H. Kirk Hipnotic Rough Trade RTT 199 UK 1986 Sell This Version
12NTV 36 Richard H. Kirk - Surgeons / N.O. album art Peter Hope & Richard H. Kirk Peter Hope & Richard H. Kirk - Surgeons / N.O.(12") Native Records 12NTV 36 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Tone 12-12 Richard H. Kirk - LoopStatic (Amine ß Ring Modulations) album art Richard H. Kirk LoopStatic (Amine ß Ring Modulations)(12") Touch Tone 12-12 UK 2000 Sell This Version
12KIRK6 Richard H. Kirk - Detonate / Reworks EP album art Richard H Kirk* Detonate / Reworks EP(12", EP) The Grey Area 12KIRK6 UK 2004 Sell This Version
DUSTV009 Richard H. Kirk - Fear (No Evil) album art Richard H. Kirk Fear (No Evil)(12", EP) Dust Science Recordings DUSTV009 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Richard H. Kirk - Neuroscience EP album art Richard H Kirk* Neuroscience EP (EP) Intone none UK 2009

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apollo1069

apollo1069

September 25, 2021
edited 2 months ago
Curated essentials from the 80's ~ oughts of a man who now rests & works in the 4th dimension...
~God Bless You Richard Harold Kirk~

Richard H. Kirk "Black Jesus Voice" & "Virtual State"
Sweet Exorcist "Testone"
Sandoz "Digital Lifeforms", "Dark Continent" & "Afrocentris"
Electronic Eye "Closed Circuit"
Alphaphone Vol. 1 "Step Write Run"
davidkennethdent

davidkennethdent

September 23, 2021
One of those artists that no matter how much he diversified that essential Kirkness ran through everything. The recent swathe of releases might have suggested something was coming, but he leaves such a legacy of sound; we can at least be grateful for that. RIP RHK.
hbmf

hbmf

September 23, 2021
As someone else said, goodnight sweet exorcist. R. I. P.
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

September 22, 2021
edited 3 months ago
Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire): “I’m shattered. my Cabs music partner, and often sparring partner, difficult to live with, but impossible not to love; stubborn, no sufferer of fools, but insightful, spontaneous, and with vision... and underneath the spiky shell, a warm heart. I’m truly devastated. RIP Kirky.”

Adi Newton (Clock DVA): : “RIP Richard H. Kirk. I knew Richard for over 40 years, a great friend and Collaborator; I first saw Him with Mallinder walking through the Hole in the Road in the centre of Sheffield in the early 70,s and remember thinking - who are these really hip guys? looking like a cross between early Kraftwerk and Roxy Music Stylists striding through Sheffield, you have to remember in those Days really Hip people where a rare sight ,A few years later I eventually met and became Friends with Richard , Mal and Chris and through the early part of 77 and the early eighties we all used to socialise and meet in The Raven and Mr Kites on Devonshire road off West St .Richard was a pioneer , an innovator , an Individual , he was reading Burroughs and Gysin long before they became hip and was a major Kraftwerk fan before most, a Huge DADA admirer like Myself and I guess Like attracts like I have so many great memories of many times spent with Richard and as a Collaborator we made a number of productions with Clockdva and TAG ,I could not post anything yesterday and did little apart from reflect and contemplate on the loss of such a unique and Individual Artist old Friend and Collaborator , I made this small Video of Gysin and Burroughs Paintings today for Richard as a dedication and Dubed it with a track Richard originally Mixed for TAG and then later after many years I remixed and produced it for the TAG CD 4 X 12 which features all the tracks Richard and Mal produced with TAG in the early 80,s this extract featured on the Electronic Sound magazine 2019 Best of the year Compilation CD.It represents something old but something new ,a recombination of the innovations of the past into the future which Richard always strove to create . Those who got to know him will know he was really a warm and humorous and generous guy , he Knew my best Buddy Jud RIP before me and introduced us , so Im eternally thankful for that and also that I knew them both and the impact they had and still do on my life.
Thanks Richard I owe you my friend , so sorry and so sad to know I won’t see you again , rest in peace you will always be in my memories.
AN.Era Vulgaris XXII.IX.MMXXI.”
deneefronny

deneefronny

September 22, 2021
Thank you for all the great music,R.I.P. Richard H Kirk.
ThierryM

ThierryM

September 22, 2021
tristesse & émotion / le mirage d'une adolescence / une histoire
omolokooo

omolokooo

September 21, 2021
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Thank you ! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
agonistes

agonistes

September 21, 2021
I haven't had a chance to see you since I saw you live in Shinjuku in 1981, but I've listened to a lot of your projects. I'm so glad you started up Cabs again.
Now you're gone. RIP
kevinsingel

kevinsingel

September 21, 2021
edited 19 days ago
NOBODY and I mean NOBODY had ever sounded like him, NOBODY still these days sounds like him, and NOBODY ever will sound like him. My most sincere gratitude to him for all the years of giddy smiles he put on my face with each and every singel one of those unique sounds.
creature130870

creature130870

September 21, 2021
May you Rest in Peace in your Virtual State, Richard Kirk. Electronic music lost a true pioneer...

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