Throbbing Gristle have created their own version of ambient loop-player The Buddha Machine.

Industrial Records Ltd. are pleased to announce the birth of GRISTLEISM," reads a note on the band’s shop-site, "The newest member of our Throbbing Gristle family. Bastard offspring of now-famous ambient loop player the Buddha Machine, GRISTLEISM is part Industrial sound machine,part noise instrument.

"Featuring thirteen original and uncompromising loops, GRISTLEISM delivers a mix of signature TG experimental noise, industrial drone, and classic melodies and rhythms.

Available in three colours – Black, Chrome and Red – the palm-sized unit (size: w67mm x h69mm x d35mm) features a built-in speaker, volume control, pitch-shift control and loop selector switch. GRISTLEISM features more loops and almost twice the frequency range of the Buddha Machine. GRISTLEISM is powered by two AA batteries and is the world’s first and only portable TG aural exciter!

"GRISTLEISM was born from a collaboration between Industrial Records, Throbbing Gristle and Christiaan Virant, the creator of the original FM3 Buddha Machines."


01 – Persuasion02 – Hamburger Lady03 – Twenty Jazz Funk Greats04 – Thank You Brian05 – Maggot Death06 – Rabbit Snare07 – Lyre Liar08 – Wimpy bar09 – Sex String Theory10 – Heathen Earth11 – Industrial Intro12 – R & D13 – After After Cease To Exist

The only controls on the unit are a volume control, pitch control and loop-seelector switch. There is no audio output socked or DC power input socket. They ship in mid-November, but are available to pre-order now – early birds wll get the "badged limited-edition", which is restricted to 900s copies and features an enamel GRISTLEISM badge on the casing and an exclusive card of Gristleism’s (whatever that means). The limited edition is packaged in "chinese paper-cut" wrapping, with a repeating TG logo pattern, foil embossing and UV ink.



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