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Sounds Like: Fad Gadget, Soft Cell, The Normal, Depeche Mode, Dead Or Alive
Label: Soiled Records, WTII Records
Bio: Currently operating out of their home-studios based in North London, Mechanical Cabaret is the nom de plume of electronic experimentalists Roi Robertson and Steve Bellamy.
With influences including Fad Gadget, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, early Human League, Soft Cell, I Start Counting, Giorgio Moro...See Full Bio
Stephen J. Bellamy
“The six-track EP leads with the already memorable Ne Plus Ultra a wise choice for a single. One’s appreciation for which has only been boosted in the past year by some cracking live renditions. This is fantastic and easily the best single Mechanical Cabaret have released to date. The various versions of the title track are all top notch, reminding me of those classic Depeche Mode 12” Mute released back in the late 1980s early 90s with diverse and inspired interpretations either by the Essex boys themselves or guest remixers. Robertson’s own Exquisitely Extended Mix of Ne Plus Ultra is accurately labelled being one of those longer remixes sounding so natural that you forget how the album version could be shorter and still be as good. Exhilarating stuff thoroughly recommended to fans and newcomers alike. 8/10”