Stream the Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV founding member’s 2007 solo album Form Grows Rampant
Musique Pour La Danse has reissued Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV founding member Peter Christopherson‘s first solo project The Threshold HouseBoys Choir. Form Grows Rampant is the soundtrack of a film shot by Christopherson (a video capture at the GinJae Vegetarian Festival in the south of Thailand), and his first major musical project since the tragic death of John Balance and the subsequent demise of Coil.
The music is a suite of lenghty dense atmospherics that combine shuddering electronics with sampled vocals, eerie digitalia, buried melodies and sinister undercurrents hinting at a gleaming heart of darkness, with a joyful melodic progression that sounds positively triumphant towards the end of the disc. It’s both Coil-esque and quite different, and undoubtedly is the worthy successor of the legendary group that Christopherson created with his partner John Balance.
Released in 2007 as a CD/DVD set, this reissue has been mastered from the original files by Sidney Claire Meyer at former Deutsche Grammophon studios Emil Berliner in Berlin, using the half speed mastering process, and pressed on vinyl for the first time.
Listen to Form Grows Rampant below
A1. Part One: A Time Of Happening
A2. Part Two: Intimations Of Spring
B. Part Three: So Young It Knows No Maturing
C. Part Four: So Free It Knows No End
D. Part Five: As Doors Open Into Space
Musique Pour La Danse will release Form Grows Rampant on February 18, 2022.