Chris & Cosey


Chris & Cosey
Chris & Cosey
Background information
Also known as Carter Tutti, CTI, Conspiracy International
Genres Industrial music, electronic body music, dark wave
Years active 1981–present
Labels Rough Trade
Conspiracy International
Nettwerk
Play It Again Sam
Staalplaat
Wax Trax!
World Serpent
Associated acts Throbbing Gristle
Website http://chrisandcosey.com/
Members
Chris Carter
Cosey Fanni Tutti

Chris & Cosey, now performing as Carter Tutti, are a band formed in 1981, consisting of partners Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti, both previously members of industrial music pioneers Throbbing Gristle.

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History

When Throbbing Gristle broke up in 1981, Carter and Tutti signed with Rough Trade Records and began recording as Chris & Cosey.[1][2] They recorded four albums for the label using electronics, sampling, Cosey's vocals and cornet playing. In 1983, they formed their own independent record label Creative Technology Institute (aka CTI) to release more experimental works and collaborations.[2] The first CTI projects, Elemental 7 and European Rendezvous, were released through Cabaret Voltaire's DoubleVision label.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the duo worked with a number of independent labels such as Nettwerk (Canada), Play It Again Sam (Belgium), Staalplaat (Netherlands), and Wax Trax! (USA), and World Serpent Distribution (UK). In 1992, for artistic and health reasons, the duo stopped touring and concentrated on studio work. They returned to performing live in 1998, documented on the Union album.

They have collaborated with such artists as Monte Cazazza, Coil, Current 93, John Duncan, Erasure, Eurythmics, Boyd Rice, and Robert Wyatt. Their 1988 Core album is a collection of such collaborations.

Recently, Carter and Tutti have released two ongoing CD series of instrumental music: The Library Of Sound (L.O.S.) and Electronic Ambient Remixes (E.A.R.), currently with four volumes each. The E.A.R. series are remixes of material released solo by Carter or Tutti.

2000-present

To greet the 21st century, Chris & Cosey became Carter Tutti, celebrating the rebirth with a series of concerts which were documented on the live album LEM Festival October 2003. The rebirth was completed by the release of the studio album Cabal later that year. Both also appeared as guests on the 2006 Current 93 album Black Ships Ate the Sky.

Carter and Tutti have also become involved again with Throbbing Gristle, which reformed with all four original members for a December 2004 All Tomorrow's Parties festival appearance, and recorded new studio albums TG Now (2004) and Part Two (2007). They also did a short series of concerts in Europe and the United States in 2009, with an ostensibly tour-only release (the few remaining copies were sold via mail-order only) called The Third Mind Movements.

Discography

Albums

  • Heartbeat (1981), Rough Trade
  • Trance (1982), Rough Trade
  • Songs of Love & Lust (1984), Rough Trade
  • Techno Primitiv (1985), Rough Trade
  • Allotropy (1987), Staalplaat
  • Sweet Surprise (1987), Dragon
  • Exotika (1987), Play It Again Sam
  • Trust (1989), Play It Again Sam
  • Pagan Tango (1991), Play It Again Sam/WaxTrax!
  • Musik Fantastique (1992), Play It Again Sam
  • Twist (1995), T&B Vinyl
  • Skimble Skamble (1997), World Serpent
  • Cabal (2004), CTI - Carter Tutti
  • Feral Vapours of the Silver Ether (2007), CTI - as Carter Tutti
Live albums
  • Action! (1987), LD
  • Union (1999), World Serpent
  • C&C Luchtbal (2003) CTI, live album
  • LEM Festival October 2003 (2004) GliptotekaMagdalae, live album as Carter Tutti
as CTI
  • Elemental 7 (1984), DoubleVision
  • European Rendezvous - CTI Live 1983 (1984), DoubleVision
  • Core (1988), Nettwerk/Play It Again Sam
  • Metaphysical - "The library of sound" Edition One (1993), World Serpent
  • Chronomanic - "The library of sound" Edition Two (1994), World Serpent
  • In Continuum - "The library of sound" Edition Three (1995), World Serpent
  • Point Seven - "The library of sound" Edition Four (1998), World Serpent
Compilations
  • Collectiv One: Conspiracy International (1989), Play It Again Sam
  • Collectiv Two: The Best of Chris and Cosey (1989), Play It Again Sam
  • Collectiv Three: An Elemental Rendevous [sic] (1990), Play It Again Sam
  • Collectiv Four: Archive Recordings (1990), Play It Again Sam
  • Reflection (1990), WaxTrax!
  • The Essential Chris & Cosey Collection (2002), World Serpent
  • Collected Works 1981 - 2000 (2006), Conspiracy International

EPs

  • Take Five (1986), Licensed
  • C + C Musik (1995), T&B Vinyl - promotional only

Singles

  • "Night Shift" (1982) - flexi-disc with Vinyl magazine, split with Minimal Compact
  • "This is Me" (1983), Music Time - split with Wahnfried-Brown
  • "October (Love Song)" (1983), Rough Trade
  • "Sweet Surprise" (1985), Rough Trade
  • "Obsession" (1987), Play It Again Sam
  • "Obsession (remix)" (1987), Nettwerk
  • "Exotika" (1988), Play It Again Sam
  • "Exotika (extended remix)" (1988), Nettwerk
  • "Rise" (1988), Play It Again Sam
  • "Synaesthesia" (1991), Play It Again Sam
  • "Passion" (1991), World Serpent
as Conspiracy International
  • "Hammer House" (1984), CTI
  • "Thy Gift of Tongues" (1985), CTI

Video

  • Live Vol. 1 (1996), Conspiracy International (VHS)

See also

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.chrisandcosey.com/pages/textsfr.htm
  2. ^ a b Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 262-3

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