Chris And Cosey* ‎– Heartbeat

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Put Yourself In Los Angeles 3:46
This Is Me 2:58
Voodoo 2:27
Moorby 2:38
Radio Void 2:19
Just Like You 3:18
Bust Stop 4:06
Useless Information 4:41
Moving Still 4:29
Manic Melody (Hairy Beary) 3:41
Heartbeat 5:51

Versions (17)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ROUGH 34 Chris And Cosey* Heartbeat(LP, Album) Rough Trade ROUGH 34 UK 1981 Sell This Version
COPY 008 Chris And Cosey* Heartbeat(Cass, Album) Rough Tapes COPY 008 UK 1981 Sell This Version
ROUGH 34 Chris And Cosey* Heartbeat(LP, Album) Base Record ROUGH 34 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
ROUGH 34 Chris And Cosey* Heartbeat(LP, Album, TP) Rough Trade ROUGH 34 UK 1981 Sell This Version
WAXCD 7122 Chris And Cosey* Heartbeat(CD, Album) Wax Trax! Records WAXCD 7122 US 1990 Sell This Version
CTI CD 4 Chris And Cosey* Heartbeat(CD, Album) Play It Again Sam [PIAS] CTI CD 4 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
WAXCS 7122 Chris And Cosey* Heartbeat(Cass, Album) Wax Trax! Records WAXCS 7122 US 1990 Sell This Version
WAX 7122 Chris And Cosey* Heartbeat(LP, Album, RE) Wax Trax! Records WAX 7122 US 1990 Sell This Version
CTI LP 4, CTILP4 Chris And Cosey* Heartbeat(LP, Album, RE) Conspiracy International, Conspiracy International CTI LP 4, CTILP4 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
WAX 7122 Chris And Cosey* Heartbeat(LP, Album, RE, TP) Wax Trax! Records WAX 7122 US 1990 Sell This Version
CTILP001 Chris & Cosey Heartbeat(LP, Album, RE, RM, Blu) Conspiracy International CTILP001 UK 2010 Sell This Version
HYCA-2053 Chris And Cosey* Heartbeat(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, pap) Hayabusa Landings HYCA-2053 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
CTILP001 Chris & Cosey Heartbeat(LP, Album, RE, RM) Conspiracy International CTILP001 UK 2014 Sell This Version
ROUGH 34 Chris And Cosey* Heartbeat(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Rough Trade (2) ROUGH 34 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
none Chris And Cosey* Heartbeat(11xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) Conspiracy International none UK Unknown
CTIDD001 Chris And Cosey* Heartbeat(11xFile, WAV, Album, RE) Conspiracy International CTIDD001 UK Unknown
CTI CD 4 Chris And Cosey* Heartbeat(CD, Album, RE) Conspiracy International CTI CD 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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zerma

zerma

December 12, 2017
referencing Heartbeat, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, ROUGH 34
I have a Mint copy if someone is interested... mp
rayk.fenske

rayk.fenske

January 16, 2016
referencing Heartbeat, LP, Album, ROUGH 34
My copy looks identical to the 1981 ROUGH34 version, but is stated additional (P) 2006. But I cannot find this version in the existing list. Is it worth a new version or am I missing something? Just want to keep my discogs collection up to date. Thanks in advance!
latscho

latscho

May 23, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Heartbeat, LP, Album, RE, RM, Blu, CTILP001
Remastered Edition? It's ok for home listening, but don't buy this, if you want to spin it. The record skips already at the slightest touch while back-cueing, because the grooves are not cut deep enough. Low volume, too.
DaveTheVan

DaveTheVan

January 23, 2011
referencing Heartbeat, LP, Album, ROUGH 34
My copy of this is identical to what is here except that the centre discs are purple with black text. Is this a later re-issue or a different pressing?
FalseErrors

FalseErrors

October 22, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Heartbeat, LP, Album, RE, CTI LP 4, CTILP4
2010 reissue remastered by chris carter himself, lp out now i think its blue as well, first of the four C&C reissues by CTI
Crijevo

Crijevo

December 12, 2009
referencing Heartbeat, LP, Album, ROUGH 34
In one of their early post-TG chapters, Chris & Cosey's "Heartbeat", among many such examples of the time, demonstrates the immediate beauty and the power of synthetic minimalism. 1981 was a truly magic year, providing interesting, naively menacing electronic soundtracks for people willing to accept and participate in a sound adventure.

In "Heartbeat" partially lays the answer why we continue to love Throbbing Gristle's records just the same - if it wasn't for Chris Carter's electronic pulse with a twist, soothing if not always that optimistic in its overtones, I guess some of TG records wouldn't be complete or even interesting in that matter. This way, Carter's synthetic trademarks do inform and reward the listener when hopelessly disturbing sound kicks in - whether on a TG or C&C record.

So this, what is to be C&C's debut album, still fits well into TG's nightmarish catalogue. Occasional vocals don't bother to differ much from what Genesis P-Orridge used to do, improvising endlessly into echo delays. It doesn't differ much from '20 Jazz Funk Greats' list of leftovers - still, 'Heartbeat' makes it a respectful ear-pleasing listen.

The only remark about it is its sound inconsistency - pieces like "Bust Stop" and the title track demonstrate a significant techno-esque leap forward, while examples like the opening 'Put Yourself in Los Angeles' or 'Manic Melody (Hairy Beary)' distract with their demo-like appeal.