eMusic Review 0
Recorded in 2011 at the Roundhouse in North London, this is a live collaboration between Throbbing Gristle members Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti and Factory Floor’s Nik Colk Void. Which may not sound like a shoo-in for one of the albums of the year, but overlooking the four semi-improvised tracks that make up Transverse would be to miss one of the most darkly visceral releases of 2012. Carter and Tutti have always made unsettling music, and in Void, they’ve found a kindred spirit, decades their junior, but equally adept at machine-made menace. Carter Tutti Void crackles with energy: pulsing bass, distorted guitars and restless atmospherics sparking off Carter’s propulsive, chasmic beats. It’s not exactly easy listening – it actually sounds like someone is playing a dripping tap on “V1″ – but for anyone interested in exploratory electronic music, this is one of 2012′s key releases.