Industrial icon Cosey Fanni Tutti presents her first solo album in 36 years, TUTTI.
The eight pieces were originally recorded as a soundtrack to her autobiographical film Harmonic Coumaction, through a series of live performances that accompanied the COUM Transmissions retrospective which opened Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Shortly after, Cosey presented 'Harmonic Coumaction’ as an audio-visual installation for her solo exhibition at the Cabinet Gallery in London. As Cosey explains... "Working on the COUM Transmissions exhibition also coincided with writing my autobiography - collating archive material and re-engaging with my past. My work is a continuum, the past feeding the present and vice versa. The album is an interpretation of my past and present, of my understanding the shifting perceptions of how they inform one another. One form creating another through a metamorphic process.”
On TUTTI, the 'Harmonic Coumaction' soundtrack has been updated and enhanced with elements re-recorded, processed and poured over until they resemble new sonic structures, creating a vivid stand-alone document that takes the music into new dimensions. Despite being the first solo release from Cosey since her astonishing 1982 album Time To Tell (recently issued for the first time on vinyl also via Conspiracy International), Cosey has constantly refined her sound through her pioneering electronic music solo and as Chris & Cosey, Carter Tutti and Carter Tutti Void.
TUTTI updates the industrial lineage of Cosey's past art with a stark techno chill, this is industrial music as reflected in the steel like sleeve design, the waves of history bouncing off the music's cold to the touch, glass-like shimmer.