Throbbing Gristle’s career came to an untimely end when founding member Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson passed away in November 2010. The group was planning a full-album cover of Nico’s 1970 record Destertshore at the time of Sleazy’s death, and that project now appears to be nearing completion.
Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti previewed the reworked Desertshore last night in Newcastle as part of the 2012 AV Festival, where the pair performed a live remix of the album. The event also helped clarify some of the details of that record, which is packed full of impressive guest vocal turns.
Among those appearing on Desertshore will be Antony Hegarty (on “Janitor Of Lunacy”), Blixa Bargeld of Einsturzende Neubauten (“Abschied”) and director Gasper Noé (“Le Petit Chevalier”). The full album isn’t complete yet, but this already looks set to be one of the most intriguing releases of 2012. Check out the Quietus for further details of the AV Festival event.