Cabaret Voltaire – Johnny Yesno – Cassette
Cabaret Voltaire – Johnny Yesno is a soundtrack album released in 1983 by the British electronic music group Cabaret Voltaire. The album serves as the soundtrack to the short film “Johnny Yesno,” directed by Peter Care. The film and its accompanying soundtrack are regarded as influential works in the industrial and electronic music genres.
The soundtrack to a confusing, mostly dialogue-free film by writer/director Peter Care. Later a respected video maker, with R.E.M.’s “Man On The Moon” among his credits. Cabaret Voltaire’s JOHNNY YESNO actually received much wider recognition than the film ever did.
The “Johnny Yesno” soundtrack features a blend of electronic, experimental, and industrial sounds, characteristic of Cabaret Voltaire’s unique style. The album incorporates elements of post-punk, minimal synth, and musique concrète, creating a dark and atmospheric sonic landscape.
The tracks on the album range from pulsating electronic rhythms to ambient soundscapes, often accompanied by distorted vocals and manipulated samples. The music reflects the film’s gritty and dystopian atmosphere, capturing a sense of tension and unease.
Reissued in 1991 as part of Mute Records’ complete restoration of the band’s early catalogue, The previously little-heard soundtrack quickly became very popular among fans of such early-’90s ambient house artists as The Orb and The KLF.
While Johnny Yesno may not be one of Cabaret Voltaire’s most commercially successful albums, it is highly regarded for its innovative and experimental approach to sound and its influence on subsequent generations of electronic and industrial artists.
For fans of Cabaret Voltaire and enthusiasts of electronic and industrial music, “Cabaret Voltaire – Johnny Yesno” offers a unique and immersive listening experience. The album showcases the band’s ability to create evocative and unconventional music that pushes the boundaries of traditional song structures and genres.
JOHNNY YESNO was recorded in 1981 and is the last Cabaret Voltaire release to feature the original trio lineup. Chris Watson left shortly thereafter, with Stephen Mallinder and Richard H. Kirk continuing as a duo. The album is nearly all-instrumental, containing both very long and very short tracks, all of them relatively quiet and a bit formless. It’s perfect chill-out fodder for both ambient house aficionados and those who find Cabaret Voltaire’s other albums too abrasive.
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