Throbbing Gristle Release Ulta-Limited Merchandise Through New Webstore ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Throbbing Gristle Release Ulta-Limited Merchandise Through New Webstore

It is tough to be a Throbbing Gristle fan as concerts are few and far between and releases generally come out in very limited formats. There are a couple of new items added to band's new online store that are sure to get both fans and collectors drooling.

Throbbing Gristle - Bound Five CD Totem SetIn addition to the 4 Totem Editions from Mute, there is a Japanese release of the Endless Not which contains a fifth Totemic Gift item, in stainless steel.

For the avid collector we have gathered and bound in brass and jute string (which can be re-tied) a very small number of Sets of all five cds containing one of each of the five Totems.

This set is $100 GBP (currently $198.45 US)

Gold Totem CD
Throbbing Gristle - Gold Totem CDPeter Christopherson has produced a sixth Totemic Gift in hand-beaten 23-carat gold, of which at present only one exists. For the collector who craves a truly unique art object, it can be purchased here.

(Notes: The majority of this price is the value of the gold itself. If we receive more than a single order, we reserve the right to extend the edition to a maximum of 7 copies, of which 4 will remain in the permanent archives of members of TG.)

This set is $777 GBP (currently $1,045.54 US)

The Desertshore Installation 12 Cd Wallet
Throbbing Gristle - The Desertshore Installation 12 CD WalletAs you may have seen, TG will be presenting an Installation at London's ICA, on June 1-3, 2007 during which they will be recording the initial parts for a new album which is based on their interpretation of Nico's classic Desertshore album, which we hope after final production, to release in 2008.

These six two-hour sessions will be recorded in full on a Soundfield microphone, then a small number pressed onto 12 discs in cd-r format, the size of the edition being based largely on the number of pre-orders received.

The resulting set of 12 cd-rs, housed in a 12 page stamped cd wallet, will be available from this store only - a must for interested parties unable to attend in person, and for all serious collectors of TG Art.

This set is $100 GBP (currently $198.45 US)

As is the case with most Throbbing Gristle rarities -- buy now before these items disappear. eBay may not be an option to acquire these pieces at a later date. Think about the last time you have seen the original 24 Hours cassette suitcase for sale. I haven't personally seen this since the early 90s.