Carter Tutti Void – “Transverse” (2012)


Label: Mute Records

Review by Luisa Mercier

Last release by Carter Tutti (name that hides Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti) dates back to 2007. “Feral Vapours of the Silver Ether” was a moving record which had a true spiritual equilibrium. New “Transverse” is a real intellectual chaos, liquid, magmatic. It is really a material full of vibes because it was recorded live at the Short Circuit Festival in May 2011 where Cosey and Tutti were supported by Nik Colk Void (Factory Floor vocalist and noise maker). Even though it is a live recording, the quality of the sound is perfect, you would hardly say that it was performed in an open space apart from the audience cheering at the end of some tracks. Two out of three members in this record are female but this is not an overwhelming presence: vocals are just minimal, they are reduced to nothing, they are not a dominant component. Tracks like “V2” and “V3” show the new mechanical vortex created by the group: layers of distorted guitars, electronics that sometimes release a dreamy, almost gothic feeling. In “Transverse” you will not find easy hooks or hit singles, there is something that can sound even unpleasant, but you must bear in mind that this show comes entirely from improvisations, with barely any practice beforehand. This way you will appreciate the subtleties, the intricacies and maybe you will even wish you were there to witness such an experience.

Rating – 70/100



  1. V1
  2. V2
  3. V3
  4. V4
  5. V4 Studio (Slap 1)


Line Up

  • Cosey Fanny Tutti – Vocals & guitars
  • Nick Colk Void – Vocals
  • Chris Carter – Synth


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