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WATCH: Desertshore Trailers
Luke Turner , September 20th, 2012 13:00

Release date confirmed

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'Desertshore / The Final Report' teaser 1 from Industrial Records on Vimeo.

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."

'Desertshore / The Final Report' teaser 2 from Industrial Records on Vimeo.

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Sep 20, 2012 5:30pm

Absolutely ecstatic. Had been pining for Desertshore's release since being transfixed by the live remix at AV12 and now it seems there's the Final Report too to go with it. Truly wonderful news.

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Rory Gibb
Sep 20, 2012 6:03pm

News of the year. How very exciting.

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Sep 20, 2012 10:02pm

Is it possible to "master" a Genesis version of this from the installation discs? Put it on Pirate Bay? It would seem having twin copies of this would be the best way to go... Seeing Gaspar Noe and Sasha Grey completely in over their heads in tackling this material does not seem like a particularly enjoyable time, but I await with an open mind

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Sep 20, 2012 10:09pm

Oh Philip, I'm sure Gen cost IR and TG alot of money when he left them high and dry in 2010... The reissues came after so there's that... I love Gen too but fairs fair... That said Antony's singing on Janitor of Lunacy is a bit dreadful and I am much happier having my Installation copy with Gen's vocals

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Sep 21, 2012 7:15am

It's not a TG album but a Chris, Cosey and Christopherson one. Nowhere does it say that it is being released as a TG album. Genesis calling for people to boycott it just shows you what a selfish twat he's become.

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Sep 21, 2012 10:02am

Wonderful news that it's finally being released. I'd been wondering lately whether it was ever going to see the light of day! Whether it's being released under the TG banner or not, it's still a TG album in spirit, Genesis P-Orridge being the least creatively productive member of the band anyway (compare the work outside TG of all four members for evidence). It was he who quit the band, despite what he still maintains (I'd have thought walking out mid-tour, refusing any subsequent communication with the other members, kind of qualifies as quitting) and if the others wanted to finish the project they were working on at the time, that's their prerogative. Him calling for a boycott just makes me want to buy two copies of it.

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Sep 21, 2012 10:17am

Though not a wholly repellent listen, I can understand why Gen walked out of this project - C&C seem happy to fetishise the 1980s nowadays, & calling in fat bourgeois luvvies like Marc Almond, Blixa & (pah) Antony to fill in just seems utterly... bland.

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Sep 21, 2012 12:52pm

Rooksby thanks for the laugh - thats got to be the first time anyone called Blixa Bargeld fat surely, albeit metaphorically.
I didn't hear much 80s fetishisation in Transverse...
Really looking forward to this although the instrumental versions will probably get more play round mine.

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Sep 21, 2012 6:28pm

Yeah Chris and Cosey were justified in finishing this without s/him..And S/he is justified in quitting if all s/he wants to do is the rock and roll hoochie coo... I love Transverse but I love PTV3's mother sky and maggot brain and thank you singles too... No reason Psychic TV couldnt do Desertshore too if s/he wanted.. if not, s/he musn't worry about it.. But to call Gen the least creative member of TG is rubbish.. Infinite Beat next to Skimble Skamble? No comparison

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The Rat Catcher
Oct 20, 2012 11:07am

personally I can't wait for this release, really excited by it finally seeing the light of day.
C&C (& Sleazy) have every right to release this without GPO. He abandoned the rest of TG (and fans who'd payed out for tickets and travel) without reason or apology. From what I've read Desertshore was "Sleazy's project" anyway and from what they've teased us with so far it doesn't sound remotely like the 2007 ICA recordings, which IMO is a good thing, move on. It's obvious GPO is just trying to get some publicity out of these public accusations for the 'new' PTV releases (a Hawkwind cover WTF!).
Wasn't it GPO who 'erased' Paula P-Orridge from PTV history? Kettle... black...

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