Part Two (Throbbing Gristle album)

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Part Two: The Endless Not
Studio album by Throbbing Gristle
Released 2007
Recorded 2004–2005
Genre Industrial
Length 67:25
Label Mute
Producer Throbbing Gristle
Throbbing Gristle chronology
TG Now
(2004)
Part Two: The Endless Not
(2007)
The Third Mind Movements
(2009)

Part Two: The Endless Not is an album by English industrial band Throbbing Gristle, released in 2007 through record label Mute Records.

Background[edit]

In a similar vein to the band's 1978 album D.o.A: The Third and Final Report, the album features four tracks each created by each individual member of the group. Bryin Dall was the co-writer and performer on the track by Genesis P-Orridge. The cover image is a picture of Mt. Kailash taken by Martin Gray.

Release[edit]

Part Two: The Endless Not was released in 2007 through record label Mute Records.[1] Included with the first 4000 copies is one of four "totemic gifts", each made from one of the following materials: bone, wood, rubber and copper. A fifth stainless steel totem was made available in a Japanese edition of the CD. A sixth totemic gift is made of 23 carat gold. The gifts were handmade under the supervision of Peter Christopherson in Thailand.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork 8.5/10[6]
PopMatters 8/10[7]
Stylus Magazine B[8]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.5/5[9]
Uncut 4/5 stars[3]

Part Two: The Endless Not was generally well received by critics.

Pitchfork wrote, "The Endless Not features some of the subtlest songwriting of TG's career, playing that knot of tension for all it's worth and all the more disturbing for how pensive and restrained it feels".[6] PopMatters wrote that the album "sounds like a core of musicians who have rediscovered whatever spark it was that led them to create the entity that they are now so often defined by".[7] Tiny Mix Tapes called the album "more of a rebirthing than a reunion".[9]

On the other hand, AllMusic panned the album, calling it "ridiculous".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Genesis P-Orridge, all music composed by Throbbing Gristle (P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Peter Christopherson and Chris Carter), except as noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Vow of Silence"     7:02
2. "Rabbit Snare"     8:55
3. "Separated"   Carter 4:51
4. "Almost a Kiss"     6:47
5. "Greasy Spoon"     9:31
6. "Lyre Liar"     7:51
7. "Above the Below"   Tutti 4:28
8. "Endless Not"     8:01
9. "The Worm Waits Its Turn"   P-Orridge, Bryin Dall 5:50
10. "After the Fall"   Christopherson 4:05

Personnel[edit]

Throbbing Gristle
Technical
  • Martin Gray – album cover photograph

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Throbbing Gristle, "Part Two – The Endless Not"". brainwashed.com. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Totemic CD". throbbing-gristle.com. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Part TwoThe Endless Not Reviews – Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "Part Two: Endless Not – Throbbing Gristle : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Petridis, Alexis (23 March 2007). "CD: Throbbing Gristle, Part Two: The Endless Not | Music | The Guardian". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Harvell, Jess (18 April 2007). "Throbbing Gristle: Part Two: The Endless Not | Album Reviews | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Schiller, Mike (18 May 2007). "Throbbing Gristle: Part Two: The Endless Not | PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  8. ^ O'Donnell, Mallory (16 April 2007). "Throbbing Gristle – Part Two – The Endless Not – Review – Stylus Magazine". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Throbbing Gristle – Part Two: The Endless Not | Music Review | Tiny Mix Tapes". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 15 July 2013.