Second Release in the Factory Floor Remix Series. Side A - LYING – CHRIS CARTER // Side B - A WOODEN BOX – FACTORY FLOOR ORiGINAL MIX. Chris Carter, best known for his visionary sonic alchemy for Throbbing Gristle and Chris & Cosey. His recent remixes have been for Can, Liars, & Brooklyn’s future disco kings Excepter . (A) A galloping clarion call, with, if you can believe it, added NOISE. ! (B) All sing along now…. “We won’t need a gold chain We just want a wooden box Dig a hole in the ground / Throw us in and let us rot”. Forthcoming remixes from No Age, Angus Andrew of Liars & Gavin Russom (DFA).
An ancient arpeggiator blasts out a two note refrain.....colossal bursts of guitar noise teased out by a violin bow means it already sounds like Giorgio Moroder having a massive coronary by the time the the metronomic drum tatoo starts. And then it becomes REALLY intense.Their absence of compromise and a sound so brutally propulsive it would deny any attempts at dilution, recontextualisation or polish. Never before has disco sounded so beautifully cruel – NME.
People have born witness to something unconventional indeed: a set where voilin bows violently attack guitar strings. Where tribal rythmns ride along a storm of chanted vocals and drones, all processed through effects that make them sound dark and unearthly.- Artrocker 10”
This album is the second in Chapman’s series of his more improvised musical releases.
The first ,‘The Resurrection and Revenge of The Clayton Peacock”, released in 2011 was Wire magazine’s No. 5 Album of The Year, was widely received favourably by press and fans alike as another highpoint in Chapman’s late blooming career which has been boosted by the public recognition of his talents by the likes of Thurston Moore, Jack Rose & Will Oldham.
“Pachyderm’ is an LP length minimalist masterpiece, a single chord ambient work quite unlike anything Chapman has done before and equally as surprising and different as Peacock managed to be. The second track is remix of the first side by one Rob Antony, a young Cumbrian neighbour of Michael’s.
Together they form a mellow and gentling shifting work that easily beckons auto repeated plays.
Chapman is now 71 years old, and playing better than ever, he started out on EMI’s legendary 60’s Harvest record label, turned down playing in both Elton John then David Bowie’s “Spiders” band, he only goes to show as per the recent rediscovery of the talents of his other contemporaries Roy Harper or John Martyn eventually your time will come.