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Shadow Of Fear

Cabaret Voltaire

Shadow Of Fear

Album number fifteen and first for twenty six years from Richard H. Kirk now operating as a solo act

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  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    'Shadow of Fear' is a return to the proto-acid house magnificence of Cabaret Voltaire's early '80s work
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  2. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    All in all, Shadow Of Fear is a well-rounded release from a very much missed set of geniuses. It won’t change your life, but at the moment, all we need to do is survive
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  3. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The first Cabaret Voltaire album in more than two decades feels oddly of the moment, their grim presentiments about disinformation, curfews and crackdowns fulfilled
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    Even though Kirk used a restrained setup of vintage equipment to make Shadow of Fear, his vibrant energy and "don't look back" attitude keep the album sounding fresh and forward-thinking
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The abiding atmosphere may be rather uneasy to suit the world it was created in, but Shadow Of Fear is a brash and confident rebirth
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Universal Energy sucker-punches with an 11-minute masterclass in shapeshifting disco, and Vasto's clanking delirium clinches these industrial shadow-dwellers' influence on everyone from Derrick May to Underworld

  7. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    While there are great ideas bursting to get out, it also lurches mechanically and is difficult to love
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  8. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    The post-punk/proto-industrial group is now down to just founding member Richard H. Kirk, who fills the first Cabaret Voltaire album in 26 years with invitingly rough-hewn sounds
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