Twisted Cabaret Vol.1: Deluxe Edition
The most influential artistic movements have all proven closely linked to the social, political, or economic climate during which they were born. The cabaret - just like its variants: The Hitler's rise to power had the effect of unleashing an artistic current geared toward denouncing man's true identity: imperfection. It was imperative to awaken consciences without getting in the line of fire of an established power. Figures in music and theater such as Kurz Weil and Berthold Brecht were essential at that time revealing to Berlin the absurdity of the situation. Artists like Maurice Abravanel the perpetuated this message in occupied Paris. Their legacy has contributed to the widespread image of Paris as a depraved, lavish, and turbulent capitol.
Today their rebellious and critical stamp, though it is often exaggerated, is imprinted within the collective unconscious. Singing what can't be said, exposing those who hide themselves, dancing the intimacy of the body - that's the cabaret: the art of unveiling both the absurd and the taboo. In this age of tolerance for a certain artistic liberty, it is now prudish morals and behaviors that censor abnormally and difference, consequently revalorizing the art of decadence.
Twisted Cabaret: Volume 1 showcases the different strains of Cabaret, from the punk of the Dresden Dolls and Katzenjammer Kabarett to the burlesque of The Tiger Lillies and Vermillion Lies, via the darkness of The Residents and Little White Rabbits Still Bleed Red and concluding with the more traditional works of Evelyn Evelyn and Marcella and The Forget Me Nots. The compilation presents a true panorama of a rich movement and its modern stories, full of humor - black humor that is!
As Cabaret is not only music but also visual and live experience, a DVD with video of most artist is included in the Deluxe Edition...