This release by Kevin Whelan from The Wrens comes with surprise and anticipation but also some baggage attached. A dispute about money and the never released saga of The Meadlowlands pushed Kevin to release these 5 songs intended for that mirage of an album. Regardless on how this materialized, I’m taking anything I can at this point as I’m tired of posting every few years a hope for an album. The 1st Single Queens is out. I’m already pretty excited for the rest of the release in Dec.
Richard H. Kirk, co-founder of the pioneering UK industrial group Cabaret Voltaire died at the age of 65. I recently had to throw away a lot of my old mixed cassette tapes due to flooding from Storm Ida. Seeing the breadth of songs sprinkled in the hand written song titles were proof of the diversity and influence they had on me. Cabaret Voltaire easily fit within the experimental and disruptive electronic noise scene. They were also a gateway into Industrial music. Richard still continued to make powerful music that hit my top 100 last year. I’ll be taking some time jumping back into their vast discography to rekindle those feelings I had the first time I experienced this band.