Richard H. Kirk - 'Virtual State' (WARP19) released 31st January 1994
Sheffield has become known for it's rich tradition of electronic music, the development of which was synonymous with Cabaret Voltaire's establishment in 1973. Throughout the 70s and 80s the band rode a wave of development in music and technology and by 1989, having also been involved in the establishment of FON Studios, a new rave culture had been established.
It was within this that Warp was founded, in the FON Record Store and Studios where many of the earliest releases were recorded. After Cabaret Voltaire came to it's end, Richard H. Kirk moved on to release music for Warp alongside LFO, Nightmares on Wax and Tricky Disco. His debut for the label as Sweet Exorcist, was also the first full length album on Warp.
"an experimental music veteran with 20 years behind him (...) leading a fresh charge into the 90s, setting up the framework for Autechre, Aphex Twin and the whole intelligent dance music (IDM) scene" - The Guardian
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