GRISTLEISM - Throbbing Gristle (2009)
ABOVE: the GRISTLEISM Soundboxes, 3 color set, in original 2-layered packaging
we received our GRISTLEISM
recently, directly from Staalplaat
in Berlin. the shipping time was supa fast + we were hella exxxcited to break open the boxes!GRISTLEISM
is Throbbing Gristle
's response to FM3
's Buddha Machine
aka "THE THROBBING GRISTLE PALM-SIZED LOOP PLAYBACK MACHINE".
ABOVE: the Black GRISTLEISM Soundbox packaging with ">>A Riot of Laughter and Excitement<<" inscriptionGRISTLEISM
features 13 Loops of audio created by Throbbing Gristle
. the Soundboxes themselves come in 3 colors, Black, Chrome + Red. the Soundboxes feature a Volume Control (which is also the on/off switch), a button for switching between loops + a dial for Pitch Control.
ABOVE: the Red GRISTLEISM Soundbox packaging with ">>The Meme is the Message<<" inscription
01 distinguishing feature, which differentiates GRISTLEISM
from the FM3
's Buddha Machine
, is that GRISTLEISM
has no audio output other than the built in speaker. without a headphone jack Throbbing Gristle
takes a hardcore position with GRISTLEISM
that is a parallel commitment to low-fi industrial noise, i.e. that you must listen to GRISTLEISM
only through the built-in speakers or by mic'ing the soundboxes.
ABOVE: the Chrome GRISTLEISM Soundbox packaging with recursive feedbaxxx possibilities
the inscriptions are also defining features of GRISTLEISM
adding to each object a poetic fragment in the form of the texts that are imprinted on the packaging boxes as well as on cards that are inserted in the packagingGRISTLEISM
also features a track list of the Throbbing Gristle
sources that are sampled + looped on the Soundboxes
we intend to perform our Southbridge Slow Electronics
set on glitch.fm
tomorrow using the GRISTLEISM
soundboxes + have been experimenting today with mic'ing them in various forms such as this:
listen in live, tomorrow, Sunday December 20th from 4 PM - 6 PM CST!