NEWS & OCCASIONAL BLOG
Well I mentioned it last year and now here it is… batch one of our studio clear out bonanza. The second batch will be later this year and will be mostly guitar pedals - lots of them.
So… in light of the fact that Cosey and me are drastically cutting down our future live performances (to zero as I write this) we’ve gone through our studio cupboards and decided to sell a whole bunch of gear we probably (hopefully) won’t be needing again. And no… we are not retiring (do musicians ever really retire?), we’re just spending a lot less time performing and a lot more (most) of our time on studio based projects - and trying to get some long delayed albums and releases out to you all. ➤ YOU CAN FIND ALL THE GEAR HERE
Posted April 2017
As you can read in the Mute press announcement (below) I have a new solo album coming out in the Autumn. It’s an LP of totally new material and my first in 18 years.
I began recording this new album (working title: Chemistry Lessons ’Volume One’) in 2010 thinking it would take about a year… then Sleazy passed away and I shelved it. A year later I picked up from where I’d abandoned it and began recording when I could. Which turned out to be in the spaces between dozens of live shows, countless remixes, recording as Carter Tutti and Carter Tutti Void and remastering and re-presenting our first five classic TG albums for vinyl. By late 2016 I had a complete and finished album which, at that point, no one other than Cosey had heard (endlessly as it happened (sorry Cosey)) and in a form I was finally willing to share… in this case with Mute.
My previous solo album for Mute was The Space Between in 1991, which itself was a re-release from 1980… some 37 years ago! To date, and not including the odd solo tracks, collaboration album, reissued or remixed LP I have only released four solo albums: Small Moon (1999) Disobedient (1998), Mondo Beat (1985) and The Space Between (1980). So considering how much recording I do - which is a lot, it might seem odd that I haven’t released more solo albums - a question I’m frequently asked. Naturally (obviously) I have accumulated dozens of hours of unreleased solo studio material over the years but due to the ever present and often concurrent and overlapping projects of TG, C&C, Carter Tutti and Carter Tutti Void (somewhere in the region of 100 albums!) I’ve never found the time to go through all those audio files and compile an album from them - even when I was recording for my new album - which I wanted to be a completely new project in its own right. In the past I have put a few experimental solo tracks up on Soundcloud but I’m pretty sure there may enough unreleased material for at least one other album in my archive - if only I had the time to compile it all. Now maybe that should be my next project?
Posted April 2017
THROBBING GRISTLE AND MUTE RE-IGINITE THEIR
LISTEN TO THE THROBBING GRISTLE CATALOGUE ON STREAMING SERVICES
FOR THE FIRST TIME
Mute is pleased and proud to announce the re-ignition of its worldwide partnership with Throbbing Gristle. The first stage of this partnership sees the Throbbing Gristle catalogue available on streaming services for the first time. Over the course of the next three years, Mute will make all of the band’s classic catalogue available both physically and digitally whilst also making available long out of print and important pieces of work. The release pattern will also see some new box sets of previous unreleased material and imagery.
Listen to Throbbing Gristle on Spotify now: open.spotify.com/artist/1UYhxPY1oqFUg1HfF8nV3k
Throbbing Gristle, one of the most politically and sonically antagonistic bands of all time, have left an impact on music, culture and the arts that is immeasurable and still felt today.
Throbbing Gristle are Chris Carter, Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson (who sadly passed away on 25 November 2010),
Cosey Fanni Tutti and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.
Chris Carter releases a new solo on Mute in autumn 2017, his first solo album in 18 years.
Cosey Fanni Tutti releases her autobiography, Art Sex Music, published by Faber on 6 April 2017.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (PTV3) performs a reinterpretation of the soundtrack to Derek Jarman’s In The Shadow Of The Sun (originally performed by Throbbing Gristle) at Café Oto in May 2017.
COUM Transmissions were recently honoured with a retrospective of their work for Hull City of Culture 2017 proposed and co-curated by Cosey Fanni Tutti. The exhibition traced the radical art collective’s work from their formation in Hull to their termination at the ICA Prostitution show, which marked the beginnings of Throbbing Gristle.
Jan 2017 UPDATE
GEAR SALES + TECH
PRESS & PROMO
C&C / CARTER TUTTI SITE
COSEY FANNI TUTTI SITE
CARTER TUTTI VOID SITE
THROBBING GRISTLE SITE
INDUSTRIAL RECORDS SITE