Album of the Day
Groovy, Laidback And Nasty
When they emerged from Sheffield in the mid-1970s, Cabaret Voltaire's experimental sounds were far removed from the mainstream, but the group's rapprochement to dance music eventually earned them a place of honor in the evolving U.K. indie scene. The aptly titled GROOVY, LAID BACK & NASTY finds Richard H. Kirk, Stephen Mallinder and their banks of keyboards right at home in acid house; the 1990 Parlophone collection was recorded in Chicago, with house specialist Marshall Jefferson behind the boards. The set's nine originals add propulsive rhythms and pop-oriented vocals to Cabaret Voltaire's skewed sensibilities, and GROOVY, LAID BACK & NASTY will find favor with any fan of '90s dance music.