Richard Kirk

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Richard Harold Kirk
Richard H Kirk DJ at Music For Real Airports Project 2010-04-24.jpg
Richard H. Kirk performing as DJ at Music for Real Airports event in Sheffield (2010)
Background information
Also known as Electronic Eye, Sandoz, Trafficante
Origin Sheffield, England
Genres Electronica
Occupation(s) Composer, producer, musician
Instruments Multi-instrumentalist
Years active 1973–present
Labels Industrial, Doublevision, Rough Trade, Warp, Touch, Beyond, Alphaphone, Blast First, Intone, Mute/EMI
Associated acts Cabaret Voltaire
Website RichardHKirk.com

Richard Harold Kirk (born 21 March 1956 in Sheffield) is an English musician specialising in electronic music since the 1970s.

Background[edit]

Kirk first came to prominence in the 1970s as a member of the seminal industrial band Cabaret Voltaire. His first release as a solo artist, Disposable Half-Truths, was released in 1980 and he maintained a career as a solo artist alongside Cabaret Voltaire until the band's dissolution in 1994. During the 1990s his solo output increased considerably.

Kirk’s works have explored multiple types of electronic/dance music under many pseudonyms. His prolific work has resulted in one music site calling him contemporary techno's busiest man.

Aliases[edit]

In addition to solo releases under his own name, Richard H. Kirk has 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
  • 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
  • Trafficante
  • Ubermenschlich
  • Ubu Rahmen
  • Wicky Wacky
  • Vasco de Mento

Partial Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

As Sandoz[edit]

  • 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)

As Electronic Eye[edit]

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

12-inch singles[edit]

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

Collaboration[edit]

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

Footnotes[edit]

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