WATCH: Desertshore Trailers
, September 20th, 2012 13:00
Release date confirmed
So there you are, feeling the nibble of the black dog of a Thursday afternoon, in dire need of cheer. And what better way of getting it could there be than two new trailers for Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson's Desertshore project, which now finally has a release date, November 26th, confirmed. That is, of course, the day after second anniversary of the passing of Sleazy, whose idea it was to make the album. Desertshore / The Final Report will be a double record, as the two trailers reflect. The one above features vocals from Cosey Fanni Tutti, Gaspar Noé, Blixa Bargeld, Marc Almond, Sasha Grey, and Antony Hegarty, while the "evil twin" below sounds purely instrumental. Rich body shock/massage electronics abound. Industrial Records have also made these videos downloadable. Take them and send them forth. We cannot wait to hear it in full. Go here to read Luke Turner's piece on the Sleazy tribute and Desertshore premiere.
Say Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti of Desertshore / The Final Report: "The ‘Desertshore’ project is a 're-imagined' cover version of Nico’s seminal 1970 album first conceived by the late Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson in Berlin 2006. In 2010 at his home in Bangkok, he refocussed his approach readying to record guest vocalists while Chris and Cosey prepared material in their UK studio for his return there in December. Sadly, Sleazy unexpectedly died in his sleep on the 25th November in Bangkok.
"Chris and Cosey made a commitment to Sleazy to complete the ‘Desertshore’ project picking up from where they left off just prior to his untimely passing. With enthusiastic support and contributions from so many who were close to Sleazy, especially the guest artistes whose work he admired; Antony, Marc Almond, Blixa Bargeld, Sasha Grey and Gaspar Noé, the project is now complete."