Richard H. Kirk
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 Voltaires 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 Boxs Peter Hope. Further expansions in Cabaret Voltaires 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...