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As bleak as Joy gets,
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This review is from: Desertshore/The Final Report (Audio CD)
Clearly as they have moved through time - the earlier sonic abrasiveness has been sanded down to be replaced instead by a sheer drop into a pit of adventurousness, which has become forever more pronounced. So it is into Nico's world we journey and the descent is a pleasure.
The final? offering is the best piece of cohesion they have ever achieved and a re-influence of Coil along with the melodics of Chris and Cosey injected back into the mainframe of TG.
Gone are Neil's vocals, as he left the other three to complete this piece of stunning music. But never fret, the other guest vocalists (Blixa, Anthony etc) bring out the hidden vistas within the rolling musical landscape, as the emotional resonances shift around as a kaleidoscope in the palms of a manic pair of hands. Gradually building the electronic bytes in layers as Sleazy, Chris and Cosey come together to cross wires and make something aspirational, coated in a luminous humming wonder and perhaps even.... joyous. Sleazy would have been proud of the final event as it unfolds it builds upon the Coil ideologies, without ever selling its soul to the corporate worlds of the advert.
Given the basis of the event is Nico's blast into sheer nihilism, this ascension into the realms of joy is no mean feat.
The other disc blows through the distinct revolution in changes as TG take on the pulses and frequencies they initially ushered in, later reworked throughout the 90's, to reposition themselves at the centre of the avant garde. Building from 20 Jazz Funk Greats and An Endless Not, they use the various frequencies to continue to explore.
A stunning two disc presentation, a fitting tribute to one of the pioneers who never surrendered and kept on blooming beyond the final end.