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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Throbbing Gristle Members Announces New Disc / Genesis P-Orridge Disavows Release

Throbbing Gristle Members Announces New Disc / Genesis P-Orridge Disavows Release
New Throbbing Gristle always seems like a good reason to celebrate. Last month, Chris and Cosey announced the release of a new disc from the three remaining members of Throbbing Gristle, a 2CD set entitled Desertshore / The Final Report.

The ‘Desertshore’ project is a 're-imagined' cover version of Nico’s seminal 1970 album first conceived by the late Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson in Berlin 2006. In 2010 at his home in Bangkok, he refocussed his approach readying to record guest vocalists while Chris and Cosey prepared material in their UK studio for his return there in December. Sadly, Sleazy unexpectedly died in his sleep on the 25th November in Bangkok.

Chris and Cosey made a commitment to Sleazy to complete the ‘Desertshore’ project picking up from where they left off just prior to his untimely passing. With enthusiastic support and contributions from so many who were close to Sleazy, especially the guest artistes whose work he admired; Antony, Marc Almond, Blixa Bargeld, Sasha Grey and Gaspar NoĆ©, the project is now complete.

The Final Report
Throughout their 36 year friendship Chris Carter, Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson and Cosey Fanni Tutti produced many pioneering and acclaimed collaborative works together.
These trio sessions were without exception always very productive; ideas that produced many hours of recordings, sound experiments, research in new performance possibilities, visuals, the ongoing design and building of new and innovative instruments; a constant restless exploration of new paths together.

The Final Report
album has been completed from their final 2009/2010 sessions together at Chris and Cosey's studio in Norfolk. This album stands as the final report; a celebration, a loving remembrance of their unique partnership.

Available from 26th November 2012 in the following formats:
Double Vinyl - Gatefold cover with 12" booklet.
Double Vinyl 'Special Edition' - Details TBC
Double CD - in bespoke CD packaging, 12 page booklet, postcard & bonus track.
Digital Download - with pdf booklet and bonus track. - aac, mp3, flac etc.

'Desertshore / The Final Report' teaser 1 from Industrial Records on Vimeo.

Genesis P-Orridge, who parted ways with the other members of Throbbing Gristle in 2010, posted the following: "CHRIS & COSEY released the TG records without my consent & have kept all the money. We NEVER quit TG.That is UNTRUE.BOYCOTT their records." -Genesis's Vocal Tracks were deleted By Chris And Cosey for this forthcoming release.

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