Indie label Mute is set to release Carter Tutti Void’s Tranverse, a collaboration of especial interest between Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti (the founding members behind Throbbing Gristle) and Nik Void (of Factory Floor) on March 27, 2012.
These tracks were originally prepared in a studio, then recorded and performed live for the “Short Circuit presents Mute” festival at the Roundhouse, London in 2011. According to Mute’s digital marketing and video content director Sheryl Witlen:
Outside of the trio, these recordings were unheard prior to the festival and the popularity of the performance left many being turned away at the door.
Mute is proud to make this groundbreaking recording available and to be working again with two of electronic music’s true pioneers and one of its new trail blazers.
The record — which will be out on vinyl, CD and digital download — will feature four movements (about ten minutes each) comprised of experimental electronics. The planned tracklisting is as follows:
UK-based online music and pop culture magazine Quietus had this to say of the Roundhouse performance:
“…a warm embrace, creating a deep connection… Carter at the back manipulates the electronics while on either flank, Void scratches noise with bowed guitar and Tutti plays while singing vocals that she mangles and distorts… there is no nihilism in this noise, nothing but a deep and wonderful sense of love.”
Sounds like incentive enough to give Transverse a spin when it releases in March, right? In the near future, Mute is also planning a series of releases related to the Short Circuit festival, so stay tuned.
[News release via Sheryl Witlen]