Cosey Fanni Tutti - Original Soundtrack Recordings from the film 'Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes'
£12.99Cosey Fanni Tutti has announced details of a new album, Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes, her original soundtrack recordings for Caroline Catz’ acclaimed film about Derbyshire. Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes will be available on vinyl, CD and digitally on 16 September 2022 via the artist’s own label, Conspiracy International.Visit product page →
In 2018, Cosey Fanni Tutti was commissioned to write the soundtrack to director and actor Caroline Catz’s acclaimed, intimate portrayal of the composer, musician and sonic experimentalist, Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001).
Best known for her groundbreaking work on the 1963 Doctor Who theme tune, Derbyshire was instrumental in giving easy access to and rewiring a nation’s attitudes towards electronic music. Working within the often-stifling confines of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, her experimentalism - which saw her manipulating magnetic tape, found sounds and electronics - is only now being given full credit for the immeasurable impact it has had on the way we hear the world.
The new album includes the audio explorations and experiments that lead Cosey Fanni Tutti to the final soundtrack for Catz’ film. From the 4-minute long ‘Cornet Lament’ to the humorous ‘Snuff Chorus’ (which references an addiction that Derbyshire had for snuff), the album is a journey through both Delia and Cosey’s practise – Fanni Tutti spent time researching Derbyshire’s archives (both musical and the more personal ephemera of her life) to create an audio world for Catz’s depiction of the artist to inhabit.
Fanni Tutti explains, “The compositions are inspired by my research of the Delia Derbyshire audio archive, Delia's original compositional notes and techniques which in combination with my admiration and love of Delia’s work provided a way to integrate her style and approach to music with my own. An alliance of our sensibilities.”
The new album follows the release of Cosey Fanni Tutti’s new book, RE-SISTERS: The Lives and Recordings of Delia Derbyshire, Margery Kempe and Cosey Fanni Tutti which is due to be published on Faber on 18 August.
The book and the soundtrack recordings are intrinsically linked – Cosey’s research into Derbyshire coincided with her discovery of Margery Kempe and while working on the film, she found herself struck by how Derbyshire, Kempe and Fanni Tutti’s own life experiences felt intertwined. In the book, for the first time, Cosey Fanni Tutti explains her own processes creating music, an invaluable insight her artistic life.
The music was composed, performed and produced by Cosey Fanni Tutti in Twickenham Studio 3, London and Studio 47 in Norfork, with vocals by Cosey Fanni Tutti and Caroline Catz, alongside the voice of Delia Derbyshire.
Musician, artist and author Cosey Fanni Tutti has continually challenged boundaries and conventions for four decades. As a founding member of the hugely influential avant-garde band Throbbing Gristle, as one half of electronic pioneers Chris and Cosey, and as an artist channelling her experience in pornographic modelling and striptease, her work on the margins has come to reshape the mainstream.
Her first solo album, Time To Tell (1983) was followed by 2019’s Tutti and her debut book, Art Sex Music, was published in 2017.
1. Cornet Lament
2. Four Bebe
4. Delia Tones
6. Psychedelic Projections
7. Reverse Adrenalin
8. Snuff Chorus
9. Cosmic Static Noise Wasps
10. An Individualist
11. Ceiling of Sickening Sound
12. Dream Dinner Party
13. Guitar (Twickenham Studio 3)
15. Tatum Ergo
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All 4 Chris And Cosey Albums in a bundle.
'Heartbeat' Purple Vinyl
'Trance' Gold Vinyl
'Songs Of Love And Lust' Turquoise
'Exotika' Transparent Violet Vinyl
Release Date: 25/10/2019
£20.49This hugely popular mid-eighties Exotika album was originally released in 1987 by Play It Again Sam. It includes such Chris & Cosey classics as the crowd-pleasing 'BeatBeatBeat', the haunting ballad 'Dr. John (Sleeping Stephen)' and the original version of their seminal title track 'Exotika', which was adopted as an electronica anthem, most notably on the GOA scene and in the US West and East Coast gay clubs of the later 1980s'.Visit product page →
"Chris & Cosey beat most of 87's mainstream dance-floor contenders on their own territory of sheer pleasure, urged joy. 'BeatBeatBeat' is extreme, a revelation." By Ian Gittins - Melody Maker 1987
"Chris & Cosey have made a great dance record, but it's their kind of dancing. No junk here. They're crazy enough to be sincere about their musical Pleasureland and they want to share their discovery. Come and feel the sound as though your life depends on it: if it were up to them, it would depend on it." From Rockpool 1987
5. Dancing On Your Grave
7. Dr. John (Sleeping Stephen)
Release Date: 25/10/2019
£20.49This seminal album and a long time favourites with DJs and fans alike. Trance' is often cited by electronic musicians as being highly influential in contemporary electronic music. Primarily an instrumental album 'Trance' covers everything from minimal electro and polyrhythmic sequences to rhythm heavy industrial dance tracks.Visit product page →
"High-tech sequencer dazzles mix with heavy stews of sound, teasing atmospheric pieces with abrasive disco forgeries John Gill - Time Out 1982
"No one else currently turning out commercial music has anywhere near Chris and CoseyÊ¼s intuitive grasp of the stimulating possibilities of electronic rhythm. Trance is just what it claims to be: a mesmerising chance to reassess the suggestive potential of sound, which in turn, attempts to intoxicate the listener into a reinvestigation of surrounding environments.' Steve Sutherland - Melody Maker 1982.
1. Cowboys In Cuba
3. The Giants Feet
4. Impulse Track List
5. Re-Education Through Labour
8. The Gates of Ancient Cities
Release Date: 25/10/2019
£20.49Originally released to much acclaim in 1981 by Rough Trade 'Heartbeat' was the first in a long line of groundbreaking albums by Chris Carter & Cosey Fanni Tutti.Visit product page →
This early example of Chris & Cosey features cut-up sampled voices, Cosey's disto-guitar, Industrial sequences, melodious synths and cinematic sweeps.
'There are moments of great beauty like Moorby'and, equally, many moments of sheer depravity all performed with Kraftwerk's cultured class and the hypnotic charm and deadly grace of a synthesised cobra.' Steve Sutherland Melody Maker 1982.
"All the world loves a love story - ¦ but 'Heartbeat' still has an edge of evil among the extensions of the pair's established scenarios.' Sandy Robertson - Sounds 1981.
1. Put Yourself In Los Angeles
2. This Is Me
5. Radio Void
6. Just Like You
7. Bust Stop
8. Useless Information
9. Manic Melody (Hairy Beary)
Release Date: 25/10/2019
£12.99Triumvirate = the combined power of a group of three in creative collaboration.Visit product page →
CARTER TUTTI VOID (Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Nik Void) have an-nounced their third and final studio album Containing all new studio recordings, Triumvirate brings Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Nik Void's collaborative partnership as Carter Tutti Void to a conclusion.
The trio first came together as a collective for a live performance, invited by Mute for the Short Circuit Festival in 2011 and released their acclaimed debut, the live album Transverse the following year. Carter Tutti Void went on to release f(x) (Industrial Records, 2015), their first studio recording and performed a handful of selected shows, culminating in their final live performance in Hull, part of a series of events for Hull City of Culture 2017 centred around the COUM Transmissions retrospective at Humber Street Gallery.
For some time Carter, Tutti and Void have been awaiting an opportunity when all three artists were able to gather at Carter and Tutti's Studio47 in Norfolk, where the album was recorded, produced and mastered. Triumvirate was approached with the improvisational spirit of previous Carter Tutti Void albums.
The rhythms, created by Chris Carter, formed the foundation and starting point from which the process began of melding the live instrumentation of Cosey Fanni Tutti and Nik Void's searing guitars, vocals, effects and the arsenal of sounds each had amassed from a variety of sources, some sounds manipulated to extremes, all fed into the mix. Tying the album together is the power of three, and a free open approach to sound shared by the trio.
Chris Carter recently released his first solo album in 17 years, Chris Carter's Chemistry Lessons Vol. 1 (Mute, 2018) and Cosey Fanni Tutti's TUTTI, her first album since 1982, came out ear-lier this year on Conspiracy International (home of Chris and Cosey since 1982). Nik Void is currently working on her debut solo album.
Release Date: 30/08/2019