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Part Two. The Endless Not

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2007 release from the legendary Throbbing Gristle, their first new studio album in 25 years! Almost 30 years on since their inception from the ashes of performance art troupe/media guerrilla cell Coum Transmissions, TG's challenging, expressive, self-empowering manifestos and music are as relevant today as they were back in the bleak mid-'70s. As historically important during their active period of 1975 - 1981 as contemporaries Can, The Sex Pistols, and Kraftwerk, TG's influence on today's music (from experimental production techniques and confrontational live shows to independent promotion via their own Industrial Records label) runs far deeper than they are often credited. 10 tracks including 'Vow Of Silence', 'Rabbit Snare' and 'Greasy Spoon'. Mute.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Vow of Silence
  2. Rabbit Snare
  3. Separated
  4. Almost A Kiss
  5. Greasy Spoon
  6. Lyre Liar
  7. Above The Below
  8. Endless Not
  9. The Worm Waits Its Turn
  10. After The Fall

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 3, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mute U.S.
  • ASIN: B000EJ9VVG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,685 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Geezerglide on April 5, 2007
Format: Audio CD
When I was first contacted about a new T.G. album, my first impulse was to ignore it, so as to not sully the (THEE?!) memories of a truly great and influential group. Would they go "Old School", or try to be "modern" - for "the kids"? Would these artists of "advanced age" (I am among that number, so I can say that!) embarrass themselves by trying to regain the aggression of their youth? My curiosity got the best of me, and within a couple of hours I couldn't resist the urge to download it.

It's 2007 and T.G. have released a great album, holding it's own amongst the first four. In fact they never missed a beat. They move forward, using modern technology, not attempting to ape 1980, and yet still sounding like Throbbing Gristle. They all bring to the table their differing personalities and talents. Gen is still a writer capable of transcending and has a command of his voice, messing with your ear hole at will. Chris Carter has composed layers of subtle and amazing sounds and rhythm that reveal themselves more upon each listen. The washes and stabs of noise and effects that (I'm assuming) Cosey and Peter add are stunning, and take the music to that next level. There is no pose here, no signs of cashing in, and no compromise evident. This Gristle is Throbbing without need of Viagra.

I'll tell you that when I've attempted to listen to the old T.G. music over the years, dragging out the vinyl, buying the CD re-issues, etc., I have been disappointed. The world has changed, I had changed and those albums just didn't move me anymore. So much of their philosophy and modus operandi has been co-opted, used and diluted through the years, but as it turns out, these four people can still get together and make a racket that stops me dead in my tracks.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Brady on April 4, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Fresh and familiar all at the same time, Part Two -the Endless Not is TG firing on all cylinders. Its diversity reminds me of Twenty Jazz Funk Greats. The clattering, machine-like noise you'd expect ( the opening Vow of Silence) sits along side droning, atonal dirges with P. Orridge's trademark vocals (Lyre Liar ). Almost a Kiss is *almost* a love song, done TG-style, with some of the most passionate vocals Orridge has ever laid on tape - its brutal honesty is quite moving. There are quieter, ambient, almost symphonic moments ( After the Fall ). And yes, there is a song here ( Rabbit Snare ) that features gently brushed snares, jazz-like stabs of dissonant piano and (gasp!) touches of solo organ. The Worm Waits its Turn is the most modern sounding tune here - strip away the spoken word vocals, and its funkiness actually approaches conventionality. Make no mistake, though. Despite a very few moments that flirt with the mainstream, this ranks with some of the most savage and most confrontational work this band has ever recorded. A fine return for Throbbing Gristle. Very highly recommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By The Pitiful Anonymous on June 20, 2007
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I am glad to say that TG's comeback album, The Endless Not, is absolutely awesome. There is little new ground covered here, but the overall quality and consistency of the album makes that overlookable. Really, the album moves between moments reminiscient of the Coil discography and the old TG discography. This means that finally, the full effect of some the fundamental TG concepts can be felt... they sound better than ever here, fully realized with modern technology.

Rather than create an album of incredible diversity and experimentation like "D.O.A", TG focused on one of the types of songs that they did best... rhythmic, dense walls of sound. However, there's a noticably increased focused on melodies and musicality, which weave in and out of the 'found sound' arrangements. Genesis' vocals are often melodic. I'll address some of the individual tracks:

Opener "Vow of Silence" is the traditional, subtle, pulse-like rhythm with spliced, mulilated samples and vocals overlayed. "Greasy Spoon" and "Lyre Lyre" follow this sort of template as well.

The slow jazz of "Rabbit Snare" leans clearly in the Coil direction, and even includes Genesis singing some very John Balance-esque lyrics ("Why are you scared?") to a very John Balance-esque melody. This track also has the only appearance of Cosey's familiar deranged cornet playing.

"The Worm Waits Its Turn" sounds more like a Pigface track than TG in the latter half. It is dominated by a straightforward beat and Genesis' expressive spoken word.

"Separated" and "Above the Below" are the freshest feeling tracks, and are Chris Carter's and Cosey's solo tracks respectively (each member has a solo track, like they did on "D.O.A").
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. A. Foster on April 3, 2007
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The band has changed immensely in the long span between working together. From what I'd gathered, I thought they hated each other and were totally done working together. But that's all personal aside stuff.

Looking at the album for what it is, it's hard to find a comparison with previous TG works... a few lyrics are sung reminiscent of oldies like "Persuasion" and with the same general GP-O 'smartiness.' Some words are used a little too repetitively for my taste though, some parts come off as "needing lyrics, but we don't have any to go there."

The music is what you would expect... each person has gone off and done their own thing since TG, refined their signature style and whatnot. So this album bears four signature styles, with a TON of Peter Christopherson/ COIL-like influence. Liking Coil will help you like this album.

It's very lush for TG, not as sparse as you would think. But damn, it just sounds good. Full of quirky synth noises and processed sounds. Throbbing Gristle is good, in my opinion, as long as you can play it loudly and someone will say, "what the hell IS this?" "Almost a Kiss" is not as good as it was on TGNOW, though--- but at least it's different.
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Um, right... I remember these guys...
Apathy. Downright sad. Sounds like you need a donut.
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