The Gristleizer..... Finally available commercialy

I began making music in 2001 and in 2004 I decided that I wanted to make music for films. From the very start, I wanted to make unconventional music. Something that was difficult to the listener, mood setting, and could cause reactions. There was a small part of me that was really wanting to be in a band and make music, but I learned right away that I had such a difficult time working with people that it just didn't seem like it was going to be the path I took. One night I was having a listening with my close friend, Barron Christian. I had brought over a handful albums, including my original "Engineer" demo that I had made right before moving Cedar Rapids to Denver. We listened to old Skinny Puppy, Throbbing Gristle, and a variety of others. We through in my old demo and made the comment that I should be doing this for movies. He also commented that everything I did was only done by me (not true, he just didn't know about these bands). One of these bands, Throbbing Gristle, had one of the biggest influences on me. They were the pioneers of Industrial music. Not the lame Industrial music that we hear today, but an experimental nightmare of tape collages, aggressive synthesizers, horns, and scientific sound generating equipment. This was one of the first band's that could scare me with the music they made. Songs like "Hamburger Lady", "Exotica", and "Beachy Head" I would listen to in a dark room lit up the Christmas lights. Chills would come down my spine.

Today I learned that the one of the original sources of Throbbing Gristle's sound has finally been made available to purchase: The Gristleizer. This was Chris Carter's homemade synth module that ended being used by every member of the band. This unit would destroy any audio signal that could pass through it. The sound 80% sounded very ugly. This was the sound that I felt needed to be used in film scoring, especially the horror genre.

Here is a picture of newly re-constructed unit and the original design.

Here are my list of recommended "gristleizer recordings"

Throbbing Gristle "Five Knuckle Shuffle" (first TG recording I ever heard)
Throbbing Gristle "Hamburger Lady" (very light gristle on the voice and loops)
Throbbing Gristle "Circle of Animals" (all over the place)
Skinny Puppy / Throbbing Gristle "Puppy Gristle" (45 minute gristleizer jam!)

To purchase an official TG Gristleizer go here:

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