Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Journey Through a Body
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Journey through the centre of your brain
slug bait | 04/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"excerpts from back of cd:
"Recorded in Roma in March 1981. This is the last studio recording by Throbbing Gristle...."
"It was recorded in five days, a day per body section. No tracks were re-recorded or added to alter their day. Each was mixed immediately after recording. No tracks were pre-planned, all tracks are invented directly onto the tape."
Classic Throbbing Gristle, the music on this album is very focused albeit improvised. An electronic masterpiece. The late great Miles Davis gave the jazz world "Kind of Blue", Throbbing Gristle gave the industrial decaying world Journey Through a Body. You have to hear this album. Can be purchased also via Mute's website (Mute UK)
This album is not of course the last recording by Throbbing Gristle, they have sinced re-grouped and released a couple of new albums. Also available via Mute Records website (Mute records UK) brand new for less."
Thee Mission, Terminated
J. Brady | PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC United States | 04/25/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The high pitched squeal that opens the first track on this CD irritates me to no end. After about 30 seconds, it slowly evolves into a heart monitor type bleeping that runs almost through the entire piece. The music underneath this noise is queasy and body function sounding - I'm thinking the gurgles in your belly when you think you're gonna puke, and what sounds like electronically processed heavy breathing. A theme, I suppose, considering the title of the album. The second track is presented suitelike - movements vary from fuzzed-out electronics to gentle piano to more of the same body function type sounds found in the first track. It's all rather unsettling, but I'm not sure Journey Through a Body is an absolutely essential TG purchase. Fans will like it, but the curious would do better with DOA or 20 Jazz Funk Greats."