Saturday, June 2, 2018

Throbbing Gristle ‎– Kreeme Horn: In Praise of The Grotesque

This is probably one of the first - if not the first - group recordings of TG in 1975, albeit not including Sleazy, who would complete the line-up in 1976 I think. This is mainly Genesis and Chris Carter doodling in the studio with synthesizers, violins and guitars, while Cosey is also present with morre guitar blood-chilling. The signs of TG filth are already here, as horror synth effects and sinister guitar delays mix with schizophrenic little rhythms and melodies, which would all characterize the evil of the wreckers of civilization. My favorite track is the third one, "Raw Mode of Life," which has more of a psychedelic medieval drone mood somewhat similar to Popol Vuh and other German Kosmische groups. Necessary stuff. 1997 cd on Dossier.