Cabaret Voltaire - Mix Up (1979)
Electronic | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Mute CABS 8CD | rel: 1990 | 240Mb
It's true that Cabaret Voltaire's first two proper studio albums hardly match the greatness of later works like Red Mecca, 2 X 45, and even 3 Crepuscule Tracks. Despite this, both Mix-Up and The Voice of America – rather similar records that were released back to back in 1979 and 1980 – only helped solidify Cabaret Voltaire's status as an integral part of the extended frisson of 1978-1982 post-punk, so if they had ceased to exist before their best work, it would still be very correct to refer to them as "important." ("Yes, important, but were they any good?") Mix-Up, their first album, impressively harnesses noise, primitive rhythm box percolations, tape loops, garbled vocals, and blasts of Farfisa.