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LISTEN: New Chris Carter
Jack Napier , January 9th, 2018 16:21

Throbbing Gristle and Carter Tutti Void member Chris Carter is releasing his first album in 17 years

Chris Carter has announced a new album, Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume 1, which will be released on March 30 2018.

Above you can listen to ‘Blissters’, the first track taken from the album and Carter’s first solo release in 17 years.

Speaking about the project, Carter said: “If there’s an influence on the album, it’s definitely ‘60s radiophonic. Over the last few years I’ve also been listening to old English folk music, almost like a guilty pleasure, and so some tracks on the album hark back to an almost ingrained DNA we have for those kinds of melodies. They’re not dissimilar to nursery rhymes in some ways.”

Carter said the presence of skewed voices on the album offered a human element. He added: “Sleazy and I had worked together on ways of developing a sort of artificial singing using software and hardware. This was me trying to take it a step further.”

According to a spokeswoman, CCCL Volume 1 is “populated with insistent melodic patterns and a distinct sense of wonderment at the limitless possibilities of science”.

The album’s track listing has also been revealed, and is at the end of this article.

The 25-track album was recorded at Carter’s studio in Norfolk, and the artwork and videos were also created by him.

Carter was a founding member of Throbbing Gristle and continues to release music as one half of Chris & Cosey and Carter Tutti, and as a third of Carter Tutti Void. He is also credited with the invention and production of a range of electronics, including the Gristleizer.

To pre-order the new record, click here.

Chris Carter - Chemistry Lessons Volume 1 tracklisting

‘Nineteen 7’
‘Pillars of Wah’
‘Field Depth’
‘Moon Two’
‘Tones Map’
‘Dust & Spiders’
‘Lab Test’
‘Noise Floor’
‘Post Industrial’
‘Time Curious Glows’
‘Ars Vetus’
‘Hobbs End’