Sweet Exorcist, RetroActivity

Michaelangelo Matos

By Michaelangelo Matos

on 12.08.11 in Reviews

Post-punk pioneer Richard H. Kirk understood innately how to make computer sounds dance in their own way. As Sweet Exorcist, Kirk and partner Richard Barrett (aka DJ Parrot) took the warm, rounded, still-alien bleep and bass sound that would define early Warp Records in many directions without straying all that far from its innately limited core. RetroActivity collects everything the duo did together for the label in one handy package, and all together, it’s still got plenty of ballast — still seems future-forward even after 20 years.