Friday, 29 October 2010

tracks of my life #8 Chris & Cosey - this is me

Starting with a blast of Coseys cornet (treated of course), this (my favourite) track by C&C, announces its intentions straight away. They aim to seduce you with sharp sonics and then batter you round the head with perverted noise, or do they?
I love how this track is like a school playground taunt, simple and kind of nasty. we listen to coseys words and are already picturing those really sexy (in a 1970's dirty way) soft core snaps of hers.
Trademark icy tones pervade this slice of very dark pop. The beat is intentionally slow, something to hold your loved one on the dancefloorperhaps? For you to collapse in their embrace, as clean electronic pulses soundtrack your twisted love - well thats what I thought of at the time :)
This is the 1st type of music that I called "mine". It definately wasn't what my mum and dad had listened to, it wasn't what my sister had listened to, and it wasn't what my peers were listening to either..
(schools in hackney in the late 70's and early 80's were rocking to reggae, funk and soul)
I worked backwards from this sort of stuff and discovered TG, made those connections between them, punk and new wave and started to build my own listening asthetic. goth and dark humour was beckoning around the corner.
Little did we know that my friends at school would soon be listening to the bastard child of this distinctly white and intentionally(?) souless electronic "pop", cheap electronics would bring together all the tribes and strands of 80's dissenfranchised youth.

download here