The two set out upon their new career together at the high point of new wave. Chris Carter had free rein to expand upon his machine rhythm technique and his use of lush, synaethesic keyboards provided a backdrop to Cosey Fanni Tutti's vocals, which were often composed of no more than two or three words. Much of Chris & Cosey's mid-1980's work could be foreseen in both members solo albums - Carter's "The Space Between" (originally an Industrial Records cassette, re-issued for CD by Mute Records in 1990) and Tutti's Time to Tell both retained the most compelling elements of the group sound.
The debut LP "Heartbeat" saw the chaotic style of Throbbing Gristle abandoned in favour of crisp, cascading electronics and subtle use of tape, cornet and Cosey's resonant guitar striations.
The follow-up, 1982's "Trance", took on a whole new sound: the crisp, stuttering beats disintegrate into ocean-deep bass and swirling cornets, with just "Re-education through labour" and it's jagged, thumping beats and clamouring samples peeking through the maze of the psychedelic dub surface.
As a testament to their influence on European electronic music, Scottish label T&B Vinyl issued a double album of remixes (or, as the LP says tributes) featuring Mike Paradinas, Carl Craig and former creative partners, Coil. As CTI (Conspiracy International, their collective vehicle), they issued the LP and video Elemental 7 (featuring a stunning and stylistically prophetic film for the track "Dancing ghosts" besides others.) through Cabaret Voltaire's "DoubleVision" imprint, followed in 1989 by the stunning collaborative collection, Core, once again featuring pals Coil, plus an astonishing Cosey "duet" with Robert Wyatt.
Another unique CTI project, the Library of Sound series, features the mirage-like "Metaphysical" and the powerful shamanistic electronica of "Chronomanic".
To greet the 21st century, Chris & Cosey became CarterTutti, celebrating the rebirth with a series of concerts which were documented on the live album LEM Festival October 2003.
The rebirth was completed by the release of Cabal, which took the original Chris & Cosey sound as the heart and replacing the structure with a maze of filters, drones, collapsed beats and Cosey's most confident vocals since 1990's "Pagan Tango".
Concurrent to recent activities, Carter and Tutti have become involved again with Throbbing Gristle, which reformed with all four original members for the All Tomorrow's Parties festival appearance and recorded a new album, entitled Part Two.
In this stream there are several highlights, like the complete album "Trance" or jewels like "Haunted Heroes".
Also you can listen to selected tracks from the Cosey-Solo-Album "Time To Tell", Chris Carter's soloworks and tracks from the CTI masterpieces "Elemental", "In Continuum", "Allotropy" and "Point 7 - Library Of Sound 4"
Bearbeitet von Ecki Stieg auf 20-06-2007 09:13