Mission Is Terminated,
This review is from: Desertshore/The Final Report (Audio CD)
I received this as a gift for my recent birthday, having been a fan of TG, Chris & Cosey's solo work, and Sleazy's work with PTV, Zos Kia, Coil, SoiSong and Threshold House Boys Choir, for 33 years.
Desertshore is a tour de force of art. That might sound sychophantic, but the washes of sound that accompany the vocals of Cosey, Anthony, Blixa, Marc and the many other contributors to this gorgeous release fill me with a sense of elation.
Final Report shows where XTG could have gone had Sleazy not left this world so suddenly. I have every TG studio album, and this stands above all of them for me. Ten slabs of musical loveliness, soaring and powerful. This album made my skin tingle. I am left hungry for more, which, sadly, can never be.
If you're a long-standing fan, you won't be disappointed, if you're new to them and found your way here, I urge you to try this.
The packaging is thoughtful, beautifully put together, and the artwork inside is lovely. A very fitting tribute to Peter Sleazy Christopherson, much missed, and orchestrator of some of the greatest alternative music ever made.