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Stephen Mallinder To Release New Album
Christian Eede , August 7th, 2019 14:53

Um Dada is his first solo record in 35 years

Cabaret Voltaire founding member Stephen Mallinder has announced his first solo album in 35 years.

Titled Um Dada, a press release says, is "laced with leftfield house and cut-up sound collages" and follows on from his only other solo record, 1982's Pow-Wow. You can hear the first track to be shared from the new record, 'Working (You Are)', above.

"There's too much digital finger-licking right now; every thought and desire at the turn of a dial... Well, a click of the mouse," Mallinder says of the album. "And there's a giddy, false nostalgia about the analogue past. Sorry to burst your bubble but the truth of history is more mundane: practical, pragmatic... Um Dada is about 'play' - cut and paste, lost words, twisted presets, voice collage, simple sounds - things that have been lost to technology's current determinism. Let the machines talk to each other, let them dance... They lead, we follow."

Dais Records will release Um Dada on October 11.