Six years ago, I made this track as a tribute following the death of Geff Rushton on November 13, 2004:
It now, sadly, has a companion piece, as Geff’s partner Peter Christopherson passed over on November 25, 2010.
I didn’t know either man, but their work as Coil, and Peter Christopherson’s work before and since in Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, Soisong, and The Threshold HouseBoys Choir, has played a very key role in the ways I think about and make music. I don’t think it’s an overstatement that SIGHUP would be very different without their influence. On a technical note, all the sounds in this track started life from the Bugbrand Audioweevil, which felt appropriate, as I know Sleazy was fond of using the Boardweevil in recent works.
In the weeks prior to Sleazy’s death, he, Chris Carter, and Cosey Fanni Tutti had formed X-TG, as Throbbing Gristle’s reunion tour sort of fell apart. If you haven’t yet heard it, I highly recommend it. Here’s the first part of, I believe, one of only two X-TG live performances. Click through to Soundcloud for the second part.