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AUDIAL

Sensoria

04:00
Cabaret Voltaire
R. Kirk/S. Mallinder

Story

I never fully grasped the Dada movement, even though one of my favorite composers Erik Satie was partly responsible for ushering in the age of "anti-art" in the music realm. Sharing those sensibilities was Cabaret Voltaire, a trio from Sheffield, England who took their name from the nightclub in Zurich at the center of the movement. These ambitious lads existed in the post-punk/pre-new wave world and were among the first to experiment with sound creation (Depeche Mode anyone???), and while they were moderately successful in the UK, they're technically (pun intended) a no-hit wonder here in the US. However, every time I hear their 1984 track "Sensoria" my mind easily slips back to those smoky, sweaty and occasionally seedy New York nightclubs in which my cohorts and I danced until the wee hours of the morning (don't tell my mother)...  

 

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