Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sandoz - Chant to Jah

Sandoz is Richard H. Kirk (Cabaret Voltaire, Sweet Exorcist et al) in righteous massive dub mode.

"Sandoz is the solo moniker of Richard H. Kirk from Cabaret Voltaire. Inspired by twenty years of listening to Jamaican music, Richard H. Kirk has now mixed contemporary electronic dance music with Jamaican reggae and dub styles on Sandoz In Dub-Chant To Jah. As a founding member of Cabaret Voltaire, Richard H. Kirk has been a pioneer of electronic music for more than twenty years embracing all the new developments in electronic dance music: In 1978 Cabaret Voltaire signed to a fledgling Rough Trade records releasing experimental electronic/post-punk classics such as 'Nag Nag Nag' and 'Do The Mussolini.' Ten years on and Cabaret Voltaire were sharing musical ideas with Chicago house pioneers such as Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy as well as their counterpart Detroit techno stars such as Derrick May and Ritchie Hawtin. With Sheffield's Warp Records acknowledging the debt that local group, Cabaret Voltaire, had played in defining electronic music, it was fitting that Richard H. Kirk started his solo project, Sandoz, on Warp's seminal Artificial Intelligence series. Twenty years on and Richard H. Kirk has made the logical link between his twenty years of experiments in electronic music and a similar process that Jamaican dub pioneers such as King Tubby, Lee Perry and Augustus Pablo were making in the 1970s. Sandoz in Dub -- Chant To Jah also makes the connection with contemporary Jamaican dancehall styles -- mixing elements of ragga, digital drum and bass and steppers into the equation." - Forced Exposure

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  1. Amazing album this one. Digital dub can be a bit hit and miss but this one is great

  2. very inspirational way to redact about Richard H. Kirk. One of the most famous personalities in 1978, anyway you must be a good writer because I've been reading the blog and each entry is interesting and the way like you redact the information is great and very professional.