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LISTEN: Carter Tutti Void LP Stream
The Quietus , March 20th, 2012 13:21

Plus! GEAR PORN gallery of equipment used at the recording

Carter Tutti Void's Transverse collaboration seems to be acquiring quite a life of its own, with rave reviews anywhere from NME to Wire, Stool Pigeon and Vice... and imminently, on the Quietus too.

This is surely because the album, made at the Mute Short Circuit Festival last May, succeeds in capturing the spirit on which the four tracks were made: unforced creativity and a genuine sense of engagement between Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Nik Colk Void, and their desire to then pass on this warmth to their audience.

As we wrote in our live review at the time "there is no nihilism in this noise, nothing but a deep and wonderful sense of love."

We're therefore pleased to be able to spread the love a little more with this stream of the album from Mute. You can Pre-order Transverse here and get yourselves an exclusive track.

Below the album stream you can find a gallery of the equipment used in the preparation sessions for the Short Circuit event, and then also on the night itself. All photographs thanks to Chris Carter and Nik Colk Void.

Gallery & list of equipment used in Transverse

Top: Eventide Time Factor effect unit
Foreground: Korg 'KP3 Kaoss Pad' (used for sample loops)
As used by: Chris Carter

Top: Boss VE20 Vocal Processor effects unit
Bottom: Native Instruments 'Guitar Rig 4', guitar effect controller
As used by: Cosey Fanni Tutti

Hohner G3T Champagne headless guitar
As used by: Cosey Fanni Tutti

Chimera BC16 micro-modular synthesiser
As used by: Chris Carter

Background: Apple MacBook Air running 'Guitar Rig 4' and 'Ableton Live 8' software
Foreground: Korg Monotron synthesiser
As used by: Cosey Fanni Tutti

Foreground: Korg ER1 Electribe Rhythm Synthesiser
Background: MOTU 'UltraLite Mk3 Hybrid' laptop audio interface
As used by: Chris Carter

Background: 2x 'Faderfox LV1' MIDI controller fader units
Foreground Left: Korg Monotron synthesiser
Foreground Right: 'Korg mini-KP' Kaoss Pad effect unit (custom modified)
As used by: Chris Carter

Gear also used by Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti but not photographed: Apple iPad running the 'Touchable' app, and a second Apple MacBook Air running 'Touchable' and 'Ableton Live 8' software.

USA Fender Telecaster, violin bow, drum stick
As used by: Nik Colk Void

Holiest Grail / Electro harmonix
As used by: Nik Colk Void

Roland SP-555 sampler sequencer
As used by: Nik Colk Void

Boss Digital shifter / Delay PS-2, Boss Digital pitch shifter / delay PS-3, Boss Super Feedbacker & Distortion, Boss Digital Delay DD-3m, Boss Equaliser GE-7
As used by: Nik Colk Void