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THROBBING GRISTLE - Journey Through a Body

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Mute TGLP8
Release Year: 2018
Note: lim. vinyl re-issue of TGs last studio recordings (first time on vinyl since 1983!), regarded as their most haunting release; this was made as a piece of radio art for Italian National Radio RAI, Rome in March 1981, recorded in five days, a day per body section... comes on silver vinyl with foil-blocked cover feat. photos from the session, plus download code for a digital copy
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JOURNEY THROUGH A BODY (1982, Industrial Records), widely referred to as Throbbing Gristles most haunting work, was recorded as a piece of radio art for Italian National Radio RAI, Rome in March 1981. Following Robert Wyatts recommendation, RAI originally commissioned Cosey Fanni Tutti to create a sound work based on the theme of A Journey Through the Body. This went on to become a Throbbing Gristle project first broadcast by the RAI, Journey Through a Body was the bands final studio recording prior to 2004s reactivation of the band.

Recorded in five days, a day per body section, the tracks were not pre-planned and nothing was re-recorded or added to after the tracks initial recording, instead each track was mixed immediately. Whats most noticeable about the album, as a sonic experience is the openness to acoustic instrumentation on display. (The Vinyl Factory) and Journey Through a Body stands as a perfect testament to Throbbing Gristles artistic ethos. Unavailable on vinyl since 1983, Journey Through a Body will be released on silver vinyl with a foil-blocked cover featuring photos from the session. The album is also available on all digital platforms for the first time, and on CD after being long out of print.