Chakk existed between 1981 and 1987. Their first single was recorded with Richard H. Kirk at Cabaret Voltaire's Western Works studio.
Chakk's original sound was centred around a 4-track tape machine, some home built echo and effects boxes and a small mixing desk. They had always believed that the most important instrument a band could use was the studio itself. The first album by Sheffield electro funk group Chakk was originally released as a cassette by the band themselves in 1982.
This early recording, unheard by most people until today, presents a much jazzier and funkier Chakk than later Fon releases. It could be compared to early Clock DVA. There's also a lot of Cabaret Voltaire here, some Hula, also some Industrial music.
The album is one wild ride of styles and sounds. It's a fantastic document of its time, and at the same time a timeless and brilliant piece of music. Carefully remastered for this first digital release.
01. Caught in your Face
02. Frame of Behaviour
03. Scratch - Being sick Pt. 2
04. God's People
06. Square One (Back Two)...
07. In Between Home and Dry
08. Mother Tongue
09. Picking Blooms with Aunty Offal
10. Shut Down
11. Peeking through your Belly Button...
12. Clocks and Babies