out for a while: Chris Carter – Small Moon [Mute]

 

Artist:
Chris Carter

 

Title:
Small Mpon

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
CCLP4 | ICC4

 

Release Date:
03rd May 2019

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Arcadia


02.
Praxiz


03.
Klypp’D

04.
Non-Pop

05.
Reazymn

06.
Soho… 3am

07.
Small Moon Redux

 

Press Info:
After Chris Carter released the live album Disobedient in 1998, followers of the Throbbing Gristle mainstay remained a little unsatisfied. After all, Carter still hadn’t issued a solo studio LP in well over a decade (1985’s Mondo Beat being the previous entry). A short year after Disobedient dropped, fans were treated to Small Moon, a record that both builds on the successes of Disobedient and also sees Carter offering up some of the most dancefloor-friendly material of his career.

The Throbbing Gristle sound had always contained a good dose of techno and club music, but on Small Moon it feels like Carter is specifically making music to dance to. Opener ‘Arcadia’ is a righteous mix of chopped-up drum fills, ambient house production ala The Orb and a kick drum that wouldn’t sound out of place on a gabber tune. ‘Praxiz’ and ‘Soho … 3am’ take this sound in different directions – the former is an EBM trip, the latter is on more of a sunrise breakbeat tip.

In the middle of Small Moon we find Carter developing the psychedelic ambiences of Disobedient while also bringing back a little of Throbbing Gristle’s wild experimentation. With its dusky production and glowworm melodies ‘Klyyp’D’ could be a companion piece to Carter’s beloved ‘Moonlight’, while the dubby ‘Non-Pop’ sets the scene for King Midas Sound to enter the fray some years later. This new edition of Small Moon also comes with the bonus ‘Small Moon Redux’ at the end of the record.

Small Moon is one of Chris Carter’s most enduring pieces, an LP which sees him putting his unique musical mind in service of groove and texture.

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Recommendations:
Chris Carter’s “Disobedient” on Mute
Chris Carter’s “Mondo Beat” on Mute
Chris Carter’s “Archival Recordings 1973-1977” on Mute
Chris Carter’s “Chemistry Lessons Volume 1” on Mute
album “Carter Tutti remix Chris Cosey” by Carter Tutti
album “Carter Tutti plays Chris Cosey” by Carter Tutti
album “f (x)” by Carter Tutti Void on Industrial Records
album “Transverse” by Carter Tutti Void on Mute

 

Special:
“Synth Hero Mix”

 

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out for a while: Chris Carter – Disobedient [Mute]

 

Artist:
Chris Carter

 

Title:
Disobedient

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
CCLP3 | ICC3

 

Release Date:
03rd May 2019

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Pantavistiq

02.
Pulsec

03.
Solomo

04.
Lixiez

05.
TVX

06.
Chakutut

07.
Versix

08.
Sublev

09.
Domank

10.
Disobedient Redux

 

Press Info:
Mute’s Chris Carter series continues with this new edition of the 1998 live LP Disobedient. The Throbbing Gristle fellow hadn’t released a solo album for well over a decade by the time Disobedient came out, so it’s safe to say that people were curious to see what Carter was getting up to as the new millennium approached. With these tracks, recorded at gigs during 1995 in London, Manchester and Vienna, they got their answer.

On this record Carter updates his hot-headed industrial style for the era of electronica. There are moments across this LP when it feels as if Carter is at once playing with and passing judgement on contemporaneous trends in electronic music. Boards Of Canada, Andrew Weatherall and even the downtempo sound of Lemon Jelly and Air can be detected in the makeup of tracks like ‘Chakutut’ and ‘TVX’. However, it is Carter’s trick to stir up these sounds into potent psychedelic broths, and his heady atmospherics prefigure the work of Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement. The dubwise production that laces Disobedient also herks back to post-punkers like A Certain Ratio and The Pop Group.

More than two decades on from the original release, Carter revisits the Disobedient sound on this latest pressing with the bonus track ‘Disobedient Redux’. The eleven-minute-long epic of hulking synths and smoky textures shows that Carter still sees the value in a little disobedience.

Presenting a selection of recordings of his 1995 Disobey tour, Chris Carter’s Disobedient lit the way for a new generation of freaks and weirdos.

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Recommendations:
Chris Carter’s “Mondo Beat” on Mute
Chris Carter’s “Archival Recordings 1973-1977” on Mute
Chris Carter’s “Chemistry Lessons Volume 1” on Mute
album “Carter Tutti remix Chris Cosey” by Carter Tutti
album “Carter Tutti plays Chris Cosey” by Carter Tutti
album “f (x)” by Carter Tutti Void on Industrial Records
album “Transverse” by Carter Tutti Void on Mute

 

Special:
“Bleep Mix #1”

 

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out for a while: Chris Carter – Mondo Beat [Mute]

 

Artist:
Chris Carter

 

Title:
Mondo Beat

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
CCLP2 | ICC2

 

Release Date:
03rd May 2019

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Moonlight

02.
Real Life

03.
Noevil

04.
Mondo B

05.
Nobadhairdo

06.
Beyond Temptation

 

Press Info:
The inimitable Chris Carter released his sophomore solo LP Mondo Beat in 1985. Dropping a half-decade after his Industrial Records debut The Space Between, this sextet of tunes has come to establish itself as one of the essential works of the extended Throbbing Gristle catalogue. Think of Mondo Beat as TG’s Liquid Swords.

Mondo Beat is best-known for ‘Moonlight’, a track that is now considered an essential piece in the story of industrial music and New Beat. The chugging synth bassline, dreamy spools of melody and zip-zap rhythm bring to mind D.A.F. if they’d slipped into a sort of Lynchian reverie, possibly with a Cocteau Twins LP spinning away in the background. It’s still a masterpiece all these years later.

The tracks ‘Noevil’ and ‘Mondo B’ run with the ‘Moonlight’ template, albeit removing some of the more harmonious elements to concentrate on groove and texture. ‘Real Life’ and ‘Beyond Temptation’ lead the listener down a darker path – while the former comes across like The Pet Shop Boys reimagined by Bauhaus, ‘Beyond Temptation’ is the sort of lacerated EBM delight that finds itself in vogue once more at the time of this reissue. Completing the record is the murky anti-music experiment ‘Nobadhairdo’.

Chris Carter’s Mondo Beat shows us what happens when industrial musicians try a little tenderness.

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Recommendations:
Chris Carter’s “Archival Recordings 1973-1977” on Mute
Chris Carter’s “Chemistry Lessons Volume 1” on Mute
album “Carter Tutti remix Chris Cosey” by Carter Tutti
album “Carter Tutti plays Chris Cosey” by Carter Tutti
album “f (x)” by Carter Tutti Void on Industrial Records
album “Transverse” by Carter Tutti Void on Mute

 

Special:
“Synth Hero Mix”

 

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out for a while: Chris Carter – Archival Recordings 1973-1977 [Mute]

 

Artist:
Chris Carter

 

Title:
Archival Recordings 1973 – 1977

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
CCALP1 | ICCA1

 

Release Date:
03rd May 2019

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Nodes

02.
Head Less

03.
Hegel Vogt

04.
Null

05.
Runclodler

06.
Hexfoil

07.
Jet Age

08.
Warm Hair


09.
Variables

10.
Wybbel

11.
Black Powder

12.
Ghost Trains

13.
See Sick

 

Press Info:
Originally only available in the now sold out Miscellany vinyl box set released in 2018.

13 tracks that Chris found in his archive from years before he formed Throbbing Gristle with Cosey, Sleazy and Genesis.

They show a young mind curious about electronic sound and melody yet sound like a fully formed album that should never have been left in the archive for 40+ years, It’s a perfect companion piece to his latest album Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume One.

Includes hi-res digital download code.

 

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Recommendations:
Chris Carter’s “Chemistry Lessons Volume 1” on Mute
album “Carter Tutti remix Chris Cosey” by Carter Tutti
album “Carter Tutti plays Chris Cosey” by Carter Tutti
album “f (x)” by Carter Tutti Void on Industrial Records
album “Transverse” by Carter Tutti Void on Mute

 

Special:
“Bleep Mix #1”

 

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out for a while: Carter Tutti – Carter Tutti Remix Chris & Cosey [Conspiracy International]

 

Artist:
Carter Tutti

 

Title:
Carter Tutti Remix Chris & Cosey

 

Label:
Conspiracy International

 

Cat#:
CTIDD046

 

Release Date:
17th February 2015

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Cowboys In Cuba
(2014 Remix)

02)
Dancing Ghosts
(2014 Remix)

03)
Deep Velvet
(2014 Remix)

04)
Lost Bliss
(2014 Remix)

05)
October (Love Song)
(2014 Remix)

 

Press Info:
In the wake of their new album “Carter Tutti Plays Chris & Cosey”, Throbbing Gristle legends Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti present the digital version of their 2014 Record Store Day release “Remix”. Featuring reworks of four classics from their early Chris & Cosey days and a new version of 2000’s ‘Lost Bliss’, the EP reflects the material the duo has been presenting in their live shows. Saturating the 80s versions with contemporary production, Carter Tutti reimagine the sound of their industrial synthesizers, covering them under a veil of eerie ambience – Cosey’s characteristic vocals are drenched in reverb, even their techno pop love song ‘October’ has an uncanny feel to it.

 

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Special (filmed by fan):
Carter Tutti plays Chris & Cosey – “Live at Schlagstrom 2014”

 

Recommendations:
“Carter Tutti Plays Chris & Cosey” by Carter Tutti on Conspiracy International
“Transverse” by Carter Tutti Void on Mute

 

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Websites:
Chris & Cosey
Carter Tutti