Sleazy’s Final Soisong Music For Release

Ivan Pavlov to release the last music he recorded with Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson as Soisong

Before he passed away in 2010, Coil and Throbbing Gristle’s Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson had been recording music with Ivan Pavlov as Soisong. Now The Wire report that Pavlov is planning to release the duo’s final two projects later this year. One will be a double EP of sketches that he and Christopherson made while working individually, and is set for release next month. The final full Soisong album is set for release in December.

In advance of their release Pavlov has started up a YouTube channel which he will be uploading footage and music that he and Sleazy worked on together. You can find it here, and watch one of the videos below.

Said Pavlov of placing this material on YouTube: "My decision to start the channel is part of this final phase of activity. It comes out of certain necessity I feel, to share what we have in our archives and to celebrate the year, also trying to fulfill at least part of the promises we made when Peter was still alive. Working without him is not easy, but there isn’t any other option."

As well as working on Soisong, before his death Sleazy had also been working with Throbbing Gristle’s Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti on what will now be the final transmission from TG: an album length interpretation of Nico’s album Desertshore. Last month, Carter Tutti performed a number of tracks from that album, also due this year, at Newcastle’s AV Festival, alongside Chris Watson and Attila Csihar. The guest vocalists on Desertshore, it was revealed that evening, will include Antony Hegarty and Einstrurzende Neubauten’s Blixa Bargeld.

You can read Luke Turner’s full report of that performance here: "This performance, these sounds and these ideas now furthered under the Throbbing Gristle name in the absence of Sleazy, create a portrait of who he was (and always will be): the questing spirit voice and adventurer, a great wit, a transgressive explorer of what writer Rob Young, earlier in the day, had described as a kind of English reverse."

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