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Album Review

Chris and Cosey's first album finds the duo still working through the experimental synth-pop of later Throbbing Gristle material. Found sounds and environment-type voices are the only connection to average notions of songwriting, with the machine rhythms and bleak industrial air taking over most of the proceedings.


Genre: Electronic

After the pioneer industrial rock combo Throbbing Gristle broke up in 1981, Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti (b. Christine Newby) decided to keep working together. Working under the names Chris and Cosey and CTI (Creative Technology Institute), the duo expanded the dense rhythmic ideas of their former band, adding more accessible synthesized pop elements as their career progressed. Under the CTI moniker, the duo released their first album, Heartbeat, on Rough Trade in 1981; the following year...
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