Richard H. Kirk

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Richard Harold Kirk
Richard H. Kirk performing as DJ at Music for Real Airports event in Sheffield (2010)
Richard H. Kirk performing as DJ at Music for Real Airports event in Sheffield (2010)
Background information
Also known asElectronic Eye, Sandoz, Trafficante
Born(1956-03-21)21 March 1956
OriginSheffield, Yorkshire, England
Died21 September 2021(2021-09-21) (aged 65)
GenresElectronica, industrial, techno
Occupation(s)Composer, producer, musician
InstrumentsGuitar, keyboards, saxophone, clarinet, electronics, sampler
Years active1973–2021
LabelsIndustrial, Doublevision, Rough Trade, Warp, Touch, Beyond, Alphaphone, Blast First, Intone, Mute/EMI
WebsiteRichardHKirk.com

Richard Harold Kirk (21 March 1956 – 21 September 2021)[1] was an English musician.[2][3] He worked on electronic music since the 1970s. He was best known as a member of the band Cabaret Voltaire.[4] He also played for Sweet Exorcist.

Aliases[change | change source]

In addition to solo releases under his own name, Kirk used the following aliases:

  • Agents With False Memories
  • Al Jabr
  • Anarchia
  • Biochemical Dread
  • Blacworld
  • Chemical Agent
  • Citrus
  • Cold Warrior
  • Countzero
  • Dark Magus
  • Destructive Impact
  • Dr. Xavier
  • Electronic Eye
  • Extended Family
  • Frightgod
  • Future Cop Movies
  • Harold Sandoz
  • International Organisation
  • King Of Kings
  • Multiple Transmission
  • Nine Miles Dub
  • Nitrogen
  • Orchestra Terrestrial
  • Outland Assassin
  • Papadoctrine
  • Pat Riot
  • Port-au-Prince
  • PSI Punky Dread Allstars
  • Reflexiv
  • The Revolutionary Army
  • Robots + Humanoids
  • Sandoz
  • Signals Intelligence
  • The Silent Age
  • Sweet Exorcist
  • Trafficante
  • Ubermenschlich
  • Ubu Rahmen
  • Wicky Wacky
  • Vasco de Mento

Partial discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

As Sandoz[change | change source]

  • Digital Lifeforms (1993, Touch)
  • Intensely Radioactive (1994, Touch)
  • Every Man Got Dreaming (1995, Touch)
  • Dark Continent (1996, Touch)
  • God Bless the Conspiracy (1997, Alphaphone)
  • In Dub: Chant to Jah (1998, Touch; 2002, Soul Jazz)
  • Afrocentris (2001, Intone)
  • Live in the Earth: Sandoz in Dub Chapter 2 (2006, Soul Jazz)
  • In Dub: Chapter Two/Extra Time (Under The Stones) (2006, Intone)
  • Acid Editions (303 Excursions) (2009, Intone)
  • Digital Life Time (2012, Intone)
  • #9294 (Collected Works 1992-1994) (2016, Mute Records)

As Electronic Eye[change | change source]

  • Closed Circuit (1994, Beyond)
  • The Idea of Justice (1995, Beyond)
  • Neurometrik (2000, Alphaphone)
  • Autoshark (2006, Intone)

12-inch singles[change | change source]

  • "Leather Hands" (with Peter Hope)
  • "Surgeons" (with Peter Hope)
  • "Hipnotic"

Collaboration[change | change source]

The following is a list of groups and artists Kirk has worked with:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cabaret Voltaire musician dies aged 65". independent.co.uk. 21 September 2021. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  2. Colin Larkin, ed. (2000). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 218. ISBN 0-7535-0427-8.
  3. Sean Cooper (21 March 1956). "Richard H. Kirk | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  4. "Cabaret Voltaire's Richard H Kirk dies aged 65". BBC News. 21 September 2021. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  5. "Richard H. Kirk - Reality Is Opposite (File, Album)". Discogs.com. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2017.

Other websites[change | change source]