RICHARD H KIRK - Dasein - 2LP - Vinyl

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Label: Intone SKU: 15731 Catalogue ID: INTONELP1 Format: Vinyl
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RICHARD H KIRK - Dasein - 2LP - Vinyl

RICHARD H KIRK - Dasein - 2LP - Vinyl

€22.99

 

LABEL: Intone

CAT NO: INTONELP1

BARCODE: 5060446121078

 

Tracklisting:

1. Lets Jack
2. Lear Jet
3. Nuclear Cloud
4. Do It Right Now
5. New Lucifer / The Truth Is Bad
6. Radioactive Water
7. Invasion Pretext
8. 20 Block Lockdown
9. Sub / Antartic / H20


RICHARD H KIRK – Dasein

2LP – Vinyl


The album Dasein, recorded, produced and written by Richard H. Kirk, founding member of Cabaret Voltaire, was constructed at Western Works, Sheffield, over a three year period. Work began with recording on midi and analogue synthesisers before guitar and vocals (Kirk’s first use of vocals in 10 years) were added. Kirk explains, A lot of time was spent on post production, editing and then living with the material and I think it benefited from stepping back and then revisiting after doing other things.

Although not an overtly political album, it’s hard not to hear a reaction to recent years’ world events in the overwhelming urgency of ‘Nuclear Cloud’ or ‘20 Block Lockdown’ or in ‘New Lucifer / The Truth Is Bad’. When questioned Kirk admits, It’s not really a political album, but over recent years, during the recording all manner of horrorshow events have cropped up and now we seem to be in a rerun of the Cold War with Russia back as the Bogeyman.

The album’s title, Dasein (a German word meaning being there or presence, often translated into English as existence), is a fundamental concept in existentialism. Kirk explains culture succumbs to nostalgia in much the same way that an individual looks back wistfully to adolescence or childhood, the nostalgia is partly for a time when he or she wasn’t nostalgic, just lived purely IN THE NOW.

In 2014, during the recording period, Kirk began work on Cabaret Voltaire live and so the two projects coexisted in tandem. Although Kirk’s varied projects have always existed separate to one another, says Kirk, in the past some solo works served as a blueprint for what I did later with Cabaret Voltaire. Billed as a performance consisting solely of machines, multi screen projections and Richard H. Kirk.

See below for tracklisting…