Industrial Records has released info (and teaser trailers, below) for what they’re calling “a unique collaboration by Chris Carter, Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson and Cosey Fanni Tutti.”
Throbbing Gristle “ceased to exist” when Genesis P. Orridge capriciously quit the band during their European comeback tour in 2010. The remaining three members decided to continue under the name XTG, since, according to Sleazy, it was not “possible for any changed band or variation of personnel to perform live as Throbbing Gristle without all the original four of us on stage.” The forthcoming double album Desertshore / Final Report is thus the result of ‘XTG’ sessions.
First conceived by Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson, who died on November 25th, 2010, Desertshore is a ‘re-imagined’ cover version of Nico’s album of the same name. It was completed by Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti, and features guest vocalists Gaspar Noé, Blixa Bargeld, Marc Almond, Sasha Grey, and Antony Hegarty.
The Final Report is the companion album, culled from 2009/2010 sessions by the trio. The double album will be available November 26th, the day after the second anniversary of Sleazy’s death.
Apparently, the announcement that “Throbbing Gristle” is releasing these new albums, as reported by Pitchfork, angered Genesis P. Orridge, sparking a public argument on twitter. Chris Carter makes it clear that these albums are NOT being released as Throbbing Gristle.
Buy XTG: Desertshore/The Final Report