In 1987, I bought two albums which did a number on me. I remember purchasing CD1 and came across this seven-inch which opened a doorway into how wonderfully weird experimental music could be. It hit me so hard that, in the folly of youth, I ended up having the Throbbing Gristle logo tattooed on my right arm.
This was the first properly “Industrial” song that caught my attention, and following Genesis P-Orridge’s musical and personal development, not always a pleasant thing to see, was nevertheless fascinating. He has gone to meet his maker. May he rest in peace.
You can read an obituary here, courtesy of the Los Angeles Times, or find one in your favorite indie magazine.
Carl Abrahamsson has been a founder or member of so many projects in so many genres of art that his name is ubiquitous in the experimental/occult music world. He’s preparing a new music project influenced by cult director Derek Jarman’s film, In The Shadow Of The Sun. The music will be performed by Cotton Ferox, yet another amazing band Carl has founded.
For more on the project, visit his Kickstarter page and marvel at the tranquil beauty of both the music and the images.
Coil rose from the ashes of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV. Though core members Peter Christopherson and John Balance have left this world, they left an incredible body of work to enjoy, and they will influence a new generation of post-Industrial Music artists.
A special thanks to my friend Christine Tesla Coil for posting this.