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Monday, April 11, 2011
The Season Finale of Electric Independence: Chris & Cosey
via motherboard.tv Update via pea in the comments: " matrixsynth spotting at 10:00" There it is! MATRIXSYNTH magnet on the arm of the lamp. You can see it before then, but the close-up is at 10:00.
"It’s not everyday you get to meet two of your honest-to-god heroes. But on a recent trip to Norfolk in the United Kindom, we got the chance to spend some time at the country house and studio of the music making powerhouse and long time couple Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti, better known as Chris & Cosey.
Not only did Carter and Tutti change the entire electronic music game as founding members of the legendary avant-garde industrial group Throbbing Gristle: they continued their love affair with music, gear and each other over the next 30-odd years with their mind-blowing, ahead-of-the-curve approach to drum machines, sampling, performance, and all manners of visceral electronic skullduggery. “It’s really good to get physical with sound,” says Tutti, “because it does reduce people to human beings, and their physicality, rather than them trying to intellectualize about it. The violence of the sound completely bypasses that.”
Between the electro-pop of Chris & Cosey, the spooky ambience of Carter Tutti or their continuing aural experiments under their mysterious ‘CTI’ moniker, the pair have left an indelible, beautiful bruise on the face of electronic music.
They took us for a spin around the home studio they’ve been recording in for 25 years, demonstrated some of the bits and pieces they’re using in their current incarnation, performed a special improvised track for us, and taught us how to give an asthmatic cat his daily dosage of medicine."