Chemistry Lessons Volume 1
First 50 Copies on either format come with signed print. Seventeen years on from his last solo release, the twenty-five tracks collected on Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume One (CCCL Volume 1) were the product of six years spent working on solo material in the Norfolk home studio he shares with Cosey Fanni Tutti. CCCL Volume 1 reinforces Carter’s significant but often under-appreciated role in the development of electronic music - a journey that for Carter started ahead of his work with Throbbing Gristle (alongside Cosey, Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge), and continued through Chris and Cosey, Carter Tutti, Carter Tutti Void as well as his own solo and collaborative releases under his own name. Here you will find music with a distinctly futuristic leaning, with insistent melodic patterns and a distinct sense of wonderment at the limitless possibilities of science. That combination of traditional music and the backing track for exciting, potential futures gives tracks like Moon Two and Tangerines a sheen of inquisitiveness and quiet euphoria, while Modularity and Roane have an anxious, sci-fi noir charm. Elsewhere, the skewed voices of the meditative Cernubicua add a calming, human note to the album, even if deciphering any specific lyrical content is largely impossible.
2LP - Limited Double Vinyl on Frost Bite and Ash Grey Coloured Vinyl.