Various - Mutant Throbbing Gristle

Seventies’ punk electronic industrialists Throbbing Gristle managed to elude the fashion status whilst fellow contemporaries The Sex Pistols and Joy Divisiom almost self-destructed under the limelight. It’s often the case that a music genre’s unsung pioneers are often overlooked by the mainstream but critically adored by those working within the industry. Almost thirty years after the band’s conception, NovaMute have released Mutant Throbbing Gristle, which is a collection of Throbbing songs remixed and revisited by twenty-first century artists.

Mutant Throbbing Gristle is the sort of package in which die-hard Throbbing Gristle fans will want to own, and techno obsessives will strive to chop up, and yet most music fans caught in the middle will happily ignore. None of the songs chosen for remix reach a level anyway near the qualities of the orginals, even if modern contemporaries such as Planet E’s Carl Craig, Andy Weatherall or Basement Jaxx’s Simon Radcliffe have rushed forward to be included. Only the Two Lone Swordsmen remix of United is a slight novelty revamp, with the rest of the treatments leaving the authors more impressed than the listeners.



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