CHRIS CARTER, who recently released his first solo album release in 17 years, the acclaimed Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume One, has released the first track from his forthcoming solo box set of early work, Miscellany.
Listen to ‘Variables’, an unreleased track from 1976, which features on a disc of unreleased archival recordings from 1973-1977.
Pre-order Chris Carter Miscellany Box Set here
Chris Carter’s Miscellany will collate remastered (and mastered for the first time) albums and will be available as a limited – 1000 – 6-piece vinyl box set with a 24-page 12” sized booklet featuring rare and unseen images, hand-drawn synthesiser schematics and ephemera from Chris Carter’s archive. Both Disobedient and Small Moon will be available here for the first time on vinyl. The CD box set will contain 4-CDs and a 24-page booklet.
Each edition will contain the following solo albums:
Mondo Beat (1985) – clear vinyl
Disobedient (1998) – double purple vinyl, includes new track ‘Disobedient Redux’
Small Moon (1999) – double white vinyl, includes new track ‘Small Moon Redux’
Archival Recordings 1973 to 1977 – blue vinyl – unreleased
As a founding member of Throbbing Gristle alongside Cosey Fanni Tutti, Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Chris Carter has had a significant role in the development of electronic music – a journey which has continued through his releases as one half of Chris & Cosey and Carter Tutti and a third of Carter Tutti Void – as well as with his own solo and collaborative releases.
He is also credited with the invention and production of groundbreaking electronics – from the legendary Gristleizer self-built effects unit through to the Dirty Carter Experimental Sound Generating Instrument and the sold-out TG One Eurorack module (designed with Tiptop Audio) and the updated Future Sound Systems Gristleizer modules. Carter’s use of these modules can be heard during his recent series of live solo shows, including this
Rough Trade event) last year and through these, Carter has created the means to make sounds as well as making the sounds themselves.
Chris Carter’s Miscellany box set (vinyl and CD editions) is out on 7 December
Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Vol 1 is out now on vinyl, CD, cassette and digitally here
Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume 1.1 Coursework EP is out now
Blissters – Radiophonic Workshop remix
Tones Map – Chris Liebing Burn Slow remix
Uysring – Daniel Avery remix
RECENT PRAISE FRO CHEMISTRY LESSONS VOL 1
“Masterful and well worth the wait” – John Doran, The Quietus
“… a new electronic masterpiece” – Electronic Sound
“An atmospheric masterclass” – Q
“… simultaneously looks back over its shoulder and glares straight into the eye of the future” – The Wire
“… rich in layered melody and texture, and full of primary coloured sonics” – MOJO
“… you can hear the legacy of his career in industrial and electronic music, yet it still sounds contemporary” – The Quietus
“… one of the most astonishing electronic works…” – PROG
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