A cold, yet admirable experimental collaboration
This collaboration between Factory Floor’s Nik Colk and Throbbing Gristle’s Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni seems strictly mechanical: machine-like nomenclature; retina-shredding monochrome artwork. While its four parts are structured around metronomic hiss and grind, they’ve conjured, if not human, then certainly raw, bestial barks within. ‘V1’ mixes the tense pace of a video game with the snarl of a mythical beast; ‘V2’’s animalistic yelps cut through a gradually detonating rhythm, which inverts to a hollow, backwards slurp on ‘V3’. There’s little warmth other than a palpable meeting of minds of its creators, whose culture of experimental collaboration is only to be lauded.
Record label: Mute
Release date: 26 Mar, 2012