This collection of recordings by Richard H Kirk is now released as a 3xCD box set by Die Stadt,in association with and under license from Intone.
The box set contains the three albums for the first time on CD. CD 1
- Richard H kirk-Reality is Opposite (guitars, breakbeats, electronics and digital interference in the sound of insurrection.) CD 2
- Orchestra Terrestrial-Umladen (classical analogue mood music) CD 3
- Richard H Kirk and the Arpeggio 13-Anonymized (minimalist analogue arpeggio workouts)
All three albums were recorded between October 2010 and December 2011 and were strongly influenced by certain events happening in the UK and across the globe (with an ear and an eye to the news media) as cities around the world were in turmoil.
Starting with student unrest in London in November 2010 ,the Arab spring in December of that year and full on rioting later in London again in august 2011 after police shot and killed an unarmed man. The streets were on fire again and it seems they continue to burn as pockets of unrest erupt globally.
Richard H Kirk is a co founder and now sole member of electronic music pioneers Cabaret Voltaire
and last year celebrated 40 years as an audio/visual artist.Kirk is currently working on new material and also planning live performances for later this year.
Richard H Kirk - Reality Is Opposite
1. The ghetto child
3. Tune in/Turn off/care less
4. The young men have guns
5. The Future Rising
6. Make it on down
7. Walkin around
8. New level of threat (Written,arranged and produced by Richard H Kirk at western works studios,Sheffield England oct2010/dec2011 for Intone productions.)
Orchestra Terrestrial – Umladen
6. Autoschlepp (Written ,arranged and produced by Richard H Kirk at western works studios,Sheffield England,may 2010/dec2011,for Intone productions)
Richard H Kirk And The Arpeggio 13
1. Gun Step Funeral Charge
2. When The light Goes Down
3. C/ommanders On The Ground
4. Inclement Weather
6. Shore Up The Defences
7. Those Officers
8. Exactly Where You Are
9. Zoom In Closer
10. Possible Action In The Future
11. Targeted Arrests
13. We Here About Democracy (Written arranged and produced by Richard H Kirk at western works studios,Sheffield England oct 2010/dec2011 for Intone productions.)