RIP Richard Kirk of Cabaret Voltaire

If you’re were at all into the heavier side of electronic music, then you’ll have inevitably run into Cabaret Voltaire, the British band led by Richard Kirk. Although Kirk and his mates made music, they preferred to be known as an art project using heavy beats, sound collages, samples, and some pretty intense lyrics. In the process, Cabaret Voltaire influenced everyone from The Human League to Depeche Mode to Nine Inch Nails. That influence also extended into the world of techno and dance.

Back in CFNY’s Spirit of Radio days, this was a big favourite.

Richard died this week at the age of 65. Read more about Kirk here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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