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Issue 71

We’re celebrating the return of Cabaret Voltaire in this month’s Electronic Sound.

Our cover star is Richard H Kirk, who is now the sole member of Cabaret Voltaire. Inside the magazine, Kirk gives us the lowdown on ‘Shadow Of Fear’, the first new Cabs album for 26 years and one of the most significant releases of 2020. He also talks about playing live, Sheffield, Salvador Dali, how he feels about working alone, and lots more besides. As well as our in-depth conversation, we document the countless names Kirk has recorded under over the decades. Some of them you’ll no doubt know, Sandoz and Sweet Exorcist for example, but the likes of Frightgod and Ubu Rahmen will probably be new to you.

There’s plenty of other good stuff elsewhere in this issue, including interviews with Sigue Sigue Sputnik top man Tony James and San Francisco synth maestro Doug McKechnie. McKechnie was one of the first people to make music on a Moog, beginning in 1968 on a machine with the serial number 004. We also strongarm Norman Cook into revealing his influences, share bamboo shoots with The Lost Stoned Pandas, get serious with Tunng, and wonder if Working Men’s Club are the best new band in Britain at the moment. The answer, by the way, is yes.