Chris Watson’s career arc has been far from average. As a founding member of legendary electro art-rock pioneers Cabaret Voltaire Watson redrew the notions of the “rock band” and ushered in the use of electronics and samplers in pop music. Cabaret Voltaire’s music continues to hold vast influence over underground music, from post-punk to techno. Watson also co-founded the electroacoustic drone group The Hafler Trio before concentrating on field recording and sound engineering for the BBC as well as releasing his own innovative albums. It’s this later solo music that deserves the most distinction.
Born in Sheffield, England, Watson attended Stannington College there before becoming involved in the local music... Read More