Who wants to annoy their loved ones over the holidays? I had a chance to do just that over the Thanksgiving holidays with Gristleism, a box that generates an array of Throbbing Gristle-type experimental noise, drone, and melody. These sounds counter all the football, shopping and caroling you’re likely to hear this holiday.
Personally, I love the box for those strange sounds, but it’s important to note that we’re basically talking about a plastic speaker, so purchasers shouldn’t expect golden noise. It’s just a stocking stuffer, but it happens to be THE BEST EVER. The box features:
Thirteen original TG loops: a mix of experimental noise, industrial drone, and classic melodies and rhythms.
Built-in 50mm speaker, volume control, pitch-shift control and loop selector switch.
Features more loops and almost twice the frequency range of the original Buddha Machines.
GRISTLEISM is a collaboration between Industrial Records, Throbbing Gristle and Christiaan Virant (the creator of the original FM3 Buddha Machines).