Artist Focus: Cosey Fanni Tutti

Some artists leave a legacy that stretches far beyond a great single or a number 1 album.

Artist Focus is a new series hosted by the extended Melodic Distraction family that deep dives into the life and times of the musicians that have defined the sound of modern music.

For this week’s artist focus, SPINE’s Christopher & Jezebel take a deep dive into the back catalogue of one of their favourite artists; the often-hailed godmother of industrial, Cosey Fanni Tutti.

Best known for her work with performance art troupe COUM Transmissions and pioneering industrial band Throbbing Gristle, Cosey Fanni Tutti is arguably one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Intended as a primer for the uninitiated, this show takes listeners on a chronological journey through the cold and dark sonic world of Cosey’s creating. An uncertain landscape of minimal electronics, transgressive subject matter and startling combinations of timbre.