Richard H. Kirk

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Founding member of pioneering electronic outfit Cabaret Voltaire whose releases under a variety of guises in the 90s have seen him increasingly accommodated by the dance music generation. Kirk released his first solo set in 1981, following it with the double album, Time High Fiction two years later. His taste for dance music was previewed by the release of Cabaret Voltaire’s ‘James Brown’, before further solo work in 1986 with Black Jesus Voice, a mini-album, and Ugly Spirit. This was followed a year later by a collaborative project, Hoodoo Talk, with the Box’s Peter Hope. Further expansions in Cabaret Voltaire’s dance sound were refined by the 1989 single ‘Hypnotised’, which reflected their visit to the house music capital, Chicago. A year later Kirk released ‘Testone’, an excellent example of UK techno, under the guise of Sweet Exorcist. It launched what became known as the ‘bleep’ sound, which was widely...

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