Future Noir with Cabaret Voltaire
Mute have finally announced the release of Cabaret Voltaire's Sheffield shot film noir short Johnny YesNo – Redux on 14th November.
Comprising the original cult classic, a new retake on the film, over two hours of bonus features AND new mixes and exclusive tracks, the 1982 short featured a superbly hallucinatory soundtrack from Sheffield Electronica pioneers Cabaret Voltaire. Directed by up-and-coming director Peter Care (who went on to direct videos for R.E.M., Depeche Mode and Bruce Springsteen), the film became a smash hit on the independent film track.
The new release on DVD and CD contains the original classic alongside a brand new version, as well as exclusive Cabaret Voltaire tracks and new Cabaret Voltaire mixes for the film by Richard H. Kirk. The new take on the film sees Cabaret Volatire reunite with Peter Care almost thirty years after the original partnership was born, moving the action from Sheffield to Los Angeles in the process, but kicks like a psychedelic mule in the same way as the original.