ARC, Vol. 3: Cyberpunk and the Virtual Stance collects recordings made between 1984 and 1988, all dedicated to exploring the possibilities of technology in music. As one might gather from Elliott Sharp's usual approach to music making, this means an experimental approach to electronics, not a techno record. Some of the album's tracks simply build from electronic loops and will only truly appeal to those interested in Sharp's avant-garde composition; others work from driving beats and wind up with an industrial-strength groove that pioneers the territory that the harsher side of techno was settling into at the time.
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AllMusic Review by Nitsuh Abebe