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5.0 out of 5 stars Early Cabaret Voltaire, June 19, 2000
This review is from: Eight Crepuscule Tracks (Audio CD)
This is a reincarnation of the LP "three crepescule tracks" released in the 80's. In my opinion, Cabaret Voltaire's early period recordings like this are the very best because they are slightly harsher, more disjointed, and all around more innovative and creative. The main tracks from this EP are "Sluggin Fer Jesus" parts 1 through 3. In them, a television evangelist is sampled throughout, demanding donations and raving about. Over this series of samples and loops, Cabaret Voltaire unloads some brilliant music on the listener. They use everything from distorted synths and vocoder to acoustic drums and Mallinder's bare croon. The dead on cover of The theme From "Shaft" shows how the early incarnation of this band could make anything work, it's also hilarious to hear Mallinder croon "he's a sex machine to all the chicks" through a vocoder. The remix of "Yashar" is just fantastic as well. If you like Autechre, Phoenecia, Can, or Kraftwerk, you must give this a shot. If you're new to the group I would sugguest getting "2x45" first, since it's pretty much the seminal Cabaret Voltaire album. Then get this next, then "Crackdown, then "Red Mecca"....you just might end up addicted
By the way, you can get almost everything from the early period by going to the Mute Records site.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not essential but a must for the serious CV collector, April 26, 2014
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This review is from: Eight Crepuscule Tracks (Audio CD)
I still cannot decide whether this is a fully official release or a bootleg. I bought it first on LP many years ago, and bought again some time back on Amazon USA site. The release collects various hard to find singles from the era of the Voice of America album. There are the usual Burroughs-like preoccupations with TV evangelists, mind control and the like, cut with black humor.

Some of this I find a bit tedious, bit I reckon ''Invocation'' one of the best things done by CV in their early phase of releaes as a three man group. Whilst far from essential, this is well worth it for the collector. Hard to find in Europe these days, but a few copies around in the US.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Track Listing for Cassette Version, September 10, 2012
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Track Listing for Cassette Version:

(1) Sluggin' Fer Jesus part 1
(2) Sluggin' Fer Jesus part 2
(3) Fools Game
(4) Sluggin' Fer Jesus part 3
(5) Yashar
(6) Your Agent Man
(7) Gut Level
(8) Invocation
(9) Theme From "Shaft"

While the title is "Eight Crepuscule Tracks", there are actually 9 songs featured. Invocation was my favorite track on this collection and reflects the mood-altering/ambient side of Caberet Voltaire's music.
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Eight Crepuscule Tracks by Cabaret Voltaire (Audio CD - 1995)
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