Chris & Cosey
are, alongside Neil Megson and Peter Christopherson, the founders of legendary experimental group Throbbing Gristle. At the end of the 70s they created a new sound aesthetic on their own imprint «Industrial» that gave name for a whole new genre. After TG split, Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti explored several new musical territories. In the last few years the who’s who of electronical music and topnotch DJs remixed and reworked the heritage of Throbbing Gristle.
«Feral Vapours of the Silver Ether» was released in 2007 as Carter Tutti.
Chris: This track always brings back fond memories of school trips, discos and 'fun' behind the bike sheds.
Cosey: Whenever I hear this I can picture myself with my school friends laughing and getting up to all kinds of things. My school days were wonderfully happy.
Chris: ANY rap music.
Cosey: ANY Country and Western music. I hate it, I call it «slit your wrists music».
Chris: One of my all time favourite ABBA tracks. This was playing everywhere when I fell in love with Cosey.
Cosey: My very first love in 1969.
Cosey: My mother used to play it and sing along to it. Later when I was about 5 years old my friend and I did a public performance of it complete with dance routine to our gang of friends.
Chris: This record haunted me continually through my childhood in the 1950s. Funny in a weirdly fascinating way (to kids anyway) but with my adult ears it sounds a bit creepy now.
Cosey: The lyrics are about the unfolding of our love affair and the overwhelming feelings we had for one another.
Chris: JB at his most melodic and melancholy, I never tire of hearing this.
Cosey: The year Chris and I became lovers. It was the hottest summer on record and whenever I hear this song a smile breaks across my face, my stomach flutters and I'm right back there in the same emotional state. I am unbelievably happy.
Chris: «Dancing Queen» for the same reason as Cosey. Also «Kites» by Simon Dupree & The Big Sound. The summer I left school this was on the radio such a lot and brings back some very happy memories.
Cosey: I don't have one in particular. When your heart is broken all songs seem to represent what you have lost.
Chris: I played this album a lot (not a good idea) when my first serious relationship broke up. As a result I find it a bit depressing to listen to nowadays.
Cosey: It has the most beautiful melody and lyrics and it's in my key! It just resonates and touches all the right places inside me.
Chris: Still a classic and one of my all time favourite Floyd tracks. And I’d be a millionaire from all those royalties if I’d written it.