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Cabaret Voltaire

July 19, 2006

The Arm of the Lord
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1985’s The Arm of the Lord finds Cabaret Voltaire at the crossroads between their early experimentalism and all out dance and nascent techno, and certainly much further down that latter road than Red Mecca and 2 X 45 or even Micro-Phonies.
But as ‘normal’ as it sounds, it’s much weirder than most eighties pop records of the time, with many samples of Charles Manson, movie clips and lots of signature Cab-Volt noise. This is definitely the record that served as the template for a young Alain Jourgensen, when creating Ministry 1.0.

Check it out.

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One comment

  1. this is one of my all time favourites. I played it up and down all day, back in 1985 and 86 😉

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