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Cabaret Voltaire - Code FLAC album


Performer: Cabaret Voltaire
Genre: Electronic
Title: Code
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 1987
Style: Industrial, Electro
FLAC version ZIP size: 1948 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1100 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1227 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 809
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Cabaret Voltaire ‎– Code. Label: Parlophone ‎– PCS 7312. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. On the Side B runout, right after the track "Code" there's a very brief (few seconds) instrumental passage that will be used as intro for the track "Hey Hey", included as a bonus track for the CD release of this album.

Code was probably the most club-centric album of Cabaret Voltaire up to the time of its release, and most comparable to Micro-Phonies, another great album. See Micro-Phonies poster on Ferris Bueler's bedroom wall in movie).

Code (stylized as C O D E) is the ninth studio album by English electronic band Cabaret Voltaire, released in October 1987. Two singles, "Don't Argue" and "Here to Go", were released from the album.

Though its subject matter remains dark and paranoid, in sound Code is the closest thing CV ever made to a party record. Aided perhaps by Sherwood's rhythmic expertise, it achieved a genuine mechanistic funkiness reminiscent of late-'70s Kraftwerk. That didn't necessarily endear it, of course, to fans of the Cabs' harsher, more challenging material. Many of them dismissed Code as lightweight, but the rest of us can find much to enjoy here. Sex, Money, Freaks" answers the eternal question, What would it sound like if Roger Troutman of Zapp joined Cabaret Voltaire?.

1. Don't Argue Lyrics.

Tracklist: 1. Don’t Argue, 2. Sex, Money, Freaks, 3. Thank You America, 4. Here To Go, 5. Trouble (Won’t Stop), 6. White Car, 7. No One Here, 8. Life Slips By, 9. Code, 10. Hey Hey, 11. Here To Go (Little Dub). More albums from Cabaret Voltaire: Plasticity by Cabaret Voltaire. Live At The Lyceum by Cabaret Voltaire. Hai! by Cabaret Voltaire. The Covenant, The Sword And The Arm Of The Lord by Cabaret Voltaire. Johnny Yesno (The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture) by Cabaret Voltaire. Body And Soul by Cabaret Voltaire. The Crackdown by Cabaret Voltaire. Groovy, Laidback And Nasty by Cabaret Voltaire. View all albums . Code.

Cabaret Voltaire are an English music group formed in Sheffield in 1973 and initially composed of Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk, and Chris Watson. The group was named after the Cabaret Voltaire, the Zürich nightclub that served as a centre for the early Dada movement.

Sex, Money, Freaks, 04:57.

Tracklist

Don't Argue 4:26
Sex, Money, Freaks 4:57
Thank You America 5:22
Here To Go 5:09
Trouble (Won't Stop) 5:07
White Car 2:44
No One Here 4:59
Life Slips By 3:25
Code 4:07
Hey Hey 3:58
Here To Go (Little Dub) 4:10

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CDP 7 46999 2, CDPCS 7312 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone CDP 7 46999 2, CDPCS 7312 UK & Europe 1987
CDP 7 46999 2 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(CD, Album) Parlophone CDP 7 46999 2 Germany 1987
CDP-7-46999-2 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(CD, Album) EMI-Manhattan Records CDP-7-46999-2 US 1987
TC-PCS 7312 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(Cass, Album) Parlophone TC-PCS 7312 UK 1987
M4T-46999 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(Cass, Album) EMI-Manhattan Records M4T-46999 US 1987
CAPAR 9298 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(Cass, Album) Jugoton, Parlophone CAPAR 9298 Yugoslavia 1987
760 7 46999 4 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(Cass, Album) Hispavox, EMI 760 7 46999 4 Spain 1987
1C 264 7 46999 4, 264 74 6999 4 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(Cass, Album) Parlophone, EMI 1C 264 7 46999 4, 264 74 6999 4 Germany 1987
262 7469994 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(Cass, Album) EMI 262 7469994 Greece 1987
M4T-46999 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(Cass, Album, Promo) EMI-Manhattan Records M4T-46999 US 1987
M4t 46999 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(Cass, Promo) EMI-Manhattan Records M4t 46999 UK & Europe 1987
none Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(Cass, TP) Abbey Road Studios none UK 1987
MLT-46999 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(LP, Album) EMI-Manhattan Records MLT-46999 Canada 1987
062 7469991 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(LP, Album) EMI 062 7469991 Greece 1987
PCSO 746999 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(LP, Album) Parlophone PCSO 746999 Australasia 1987
MLT-46999 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(LP, Album) EMI-Manhattan Records MLT-46999 US 1987
PCS 7312 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(LP, Album) Parlophone PCS 7312 UK 1987
7469991 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(LP, Album) Parlophone 7469991 Portugal 1987
1C 064 7 46999 1 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(LP, Album) Parlophone 1C 064 7 46999 1 Germany 1987
7469991 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(LP, Album) Parlophone 7469991 Netherlands 1987
64 746999 1 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(LP, Album) Parlophone 64 746999 1 Italy 1987
560 7 46999 1 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(LP, Album) EMI, Hispavox 560 7 46999 1 Spain 1987
1C 064 7 46999 1 , 74 6999 1, 064 74 6999 1 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(LP, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone 1C 064 7 46999 1 , 74 6999 1, 064 74 6999 1 Europe 1987
PCS 7312-1 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(LP, Album) Parlophone PCS 7312-1 Israel 1987
PCS 7312 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(LP, Album) Parlophone PCS 7312 New Zealand 1987
LSPAR 78054, PCS 7312 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(LP, Album) Jugoton, Parlophone LSPAR 78054, PCS 7312 Yugoslavia 1988
064 746999 1 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(LP, Album) Parlophone 064 746999 1 Brazil 1988
746999 1 Cabaret Voltaire Code ‎(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) EMI 746999 1 Germany Unknown

Camper
F A N T A S T I C ! I hope in a special edition remastered !!!

Vizuru
It's 2017 - where is the 30th anniversary remaster??? C'mon MUTE!

Sarin
I hope in a special edition remastered from the original masters !!!

Funny duck
Such an awesome album from Cab Vol. I think it was meant to be commercial but who cares it has some awesome beats and sounds great on a good stereo system. Funky, industrial and catchy would be some words I'd use. Underated indeed and worth the purchase if you have not got it yet.

Inth
Not really a commericial album (that came with the next release) but a natural progression for CV by hiring AS (On-U Sound and Tackhead) to produce it. Funky Alternatives was where it was at in 87/88. I was there.

Kefrannan
The samples in "Don't Argue" are from the 1945 US post-war orientation film "Your Job In Germany", written by Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and directed by Frank Capra.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v5QCGqDYGo

Flocton
Boring dance stinker. The "Living Legends" running out of steam and cashing in on some disco crap.

Kriau
Not a fan of the progession of Cabaret Volatire then.

Buriwield
This is a double-edge sword, to be honest. In terms of production, 'Code' is a masterpiece of its time (aided a great deal by Adrian Sherwood) - borrowing from the duo's earlier 80s' material (most notably "Micro-phonies" but with less menacing and more pristine results (extra points definitely go to the crisp drum programmes). In terms of contents however, it couldn't have been shorter of ideas (not to mention experimentation), despite some impressive musicians participating in the creative process (Bill Nelson on guitar, Mark Brydon on bass, Sim Lister on saxophone). By the time 'Code' was released, Cabaret Voltaire started experiencing tiresome repetition - 'The Drain Train' was a bore and frustration with modern dance music was audibly catching up with them. While Mal's vocals still keep a whispering menace trademark, Kirk's arrangements are predictable - "Don't Argue" immediately marks that, despite augmented by a powerful drum machine. 'Sex, Money, Freaks' includes interesting bass and James Brown-like sax solos (courtesy Mark Brydon and Simeon Lister of Chakk) but goes on for ages, based on the song title's phrasing. 'Thank You America' and 'Here To Go' follow the same route - the beat is there to enjoy but the songs are just tedious; "Thank You America" fares better a bit, echoing the group's earlier nihilistic comments about religion, politics and the mass-media power abuse.Side two kicks off with 'Trouble Won't Stop' - a stunning electro-pop tune with a paralysing funky sound. 'White Car' on the other hand could very easily be a leftover from the duo's 'Covenant' days and here stands as the catchiest, in terms of a radio-friendly pop-song (as can be according to the Cabs). 'No-one Here' is a standout track, combining film-noir, jazzy atmosphere (Lister again) and edgy electronic beat with a hip-hop flare, all to great effect. The equally edgy 'Life Slips By' and the closing (and somewhat thinner) number 'Code' mark the Cabs' slow departure from mid-80s electro-funk towards clubbing music (in their case, acid-house, as fully explored on their follow-up - "Groovy, Laidback and Nasty").'Code' by comparison sounds amusing at best, but by large a shadow of Cabaret's former selves, in order to sound "song-structured". Singing over from Virgin/Some Bizzare to EMI may have added to the pressure as the expectations were obviously high at the time but the overall effect, if it's to judge from both, the creative and commercial sides of the story, "Code" is only moderate success.

Mr_TrOlOlO
The thing that makes this album stand out among techno, industrial, EBM/aggrepo albums of the 1980s is the consistent likeability and danceability of all songs. Code was probably the most club-centric album of Cabaret Voltaire up to the time of its release, and most comparable to Micro-Phonies, another great album. (See Micro-Phonies poster on Ferris Bueler's bedroom wall in movie). Code is not as aggressive, noisy or industrial as CV's other albums up to 1987, but it is nevertheless edgy and instead adds a funky groovy dimension that wasn't yet heard much within progressive music but became more common during 1990s through today with house music's invocation of funky disco. CV transitioned from this album to even groovier house techno in future releases through early 1990s. "Don't Argue" and "Here to Go" were the singles played on progressive radio and clubs at the time, which I rate 4-stars along with "Trouble (won't stop)", which is true funk techno. "Thank You America" also stands out, and the rest of the album remains pleasant and fun to bring out a consistently progressive rhythmic sensation for techno-leaning audiophiles.