Throbbing Gristle – After The Fall (2007)

The Endless Not is most intriguing when it ventures into uncharted territories. The closing After the Fall is fantastic, a monolithic swelling noise that somehow contrives to sound ominous and uplifting. The title track shocks by approaching a perverse prettiness, with P Orridge’s wayward vocal underpinned by cinematic orchestral stabs. Perhaps best, and certainly most unprecedented, is Rabbit Snare, which presents the implausible sound of Throbbing Gristle performing a kind of supper-club jazz, decorated with synthesized squeals and the distinctively flatulent tones of Cosey Fanni Tutti playing the cornet. The result is seasick and disorientating: when P Orridge sings “Are you scared?” it sounds like a rhetorical question. [Source]


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