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Caged by Ian Boddy & Chris Carter Caged
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Running time: 0:57:35
Released: 03/2000

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In their first collaboration, Ian Boddy and Chris Carter have created a stunning panorama filled with the vast empty echoes of lost, imagined cities. But don't think for a moment that this is merely a collection of anonymous, ephemeral drifts and drones. Together they have produced a music of startling muscularity which fuses their concerns with form, timbre and space, forging a sound which appeals to the heart as much as the head.

Stripped back to the sparse essence of accessible dance-savvy electronica, the pair have imbued the seven tracks on Caged with a dense undercurrent of proto-dub which will thump...
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Chris Carter began his career in the 1960's working for various TV stations as a sound engineer. He also found himself getting more involved in the visual side of entertainment, which eventually progressed into designing and presenting light shows and visual effects for numerous festivals, events and gigs, including bands as diverse as Yes and Hawkwind. This led to commissions for BBC TV shows, Colour Me Pop and The Old Grey Whistle Test. By the early 70's Chris was touring universities and colleges with a solo, multimedia show playing self-built synthesisers and keyboards and incorporating a myriad of lighting effects gleaned from his previous work. During this time he also worked extensively with visual artist John Lacey on many 8 mm & 16 mm experimental films and multimedia presentations.

In the mid 1970's, and through his connection with John Lacey, Chris began an experimental music/sound collaboration with Cosey Fanni Tutti and Genesis P-Orridge, who were also performing as COUM Transmissions with Peter Christopherson. The results of this musical collaboration was the creation of the now legendary Throbbing Gristle, and the birth of the 'Industrial Music' phenomenon.
During the first few years of TG the four members each continued with other projects and work. This was when Chris recorded his first solo album for Industrial Records called 'THE SPACE BETWEEN' (available on MUTE records).

In 1982, after the demise of Throbbing Gristle, Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni-Tutti formed the Conspiracy International record label (with financial backing and M&D from Rough Trade Records) and began working together as Chris & Cosey and CTI. Initially releasing only music they soon moved into producing video works, and with the help of Doublevision released a number of CTI experimental video films and soundtracks.
As well as successfully touring world wide they also recorded and collaborated on innumerable releases, most notably with Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, Robert Wyatt, COIL, NON , Lustmord, Monte Cazazza and many more. In 1985 Chris released his second solo album MONDO BEAT (now available as COLLECTIV 1). Chris & Cosey have also remixed two tracks for Erasure, the single Run To The Sun and their version of Abba's SOS.

1995 also saw Chris return to solo performance work after a gap of some 15 years. With a subtle return to his earlier works but with obvious influences from his more recent collaborations, his performances were minimal but high-tech, using only a sampler, a synth and a portable computer and no backing tapes or DAT.
In 1994 Chris also moved into journalism and regularly has technical articles and reviews published in Sound On Sound magazine. Chris is also an accomplished graphic designer and, in collaboration with Cosey, has in recent years produced a number of outstanding CD covers, albums, posters and art pieces and video works.
In 1998 Chris released the DISOBEDIENT compilation CD of highlights from his 1995 Disobey tour. He has recently released a new solo studio album titled SMALL MOON and is currently working on a series of ambient remix CDs of his earlier recordings.

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