Originally released to much acclaim in 1981 by Rough Trade, Heartbeat was the first in a long line of groundbreaking albums by Throbbing Gristle's Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti. This early example of Chris & Cosey features cut-up sampled voices, Cosey's disto-guitar, industrial sequences, melodious synths, and cinematic sweeps. This 2019 colored vinyl LP repress includes a 12" B/W double-sided insert of archive photos, clippings, and texts.
"There are moments of great beauty like 'Moorby' and, equally, many moments of sheer depravity all performed with Kraftwerk's cultured class and the hypnotic charm and deadly grace of a synthesised cobra." - Steve Sutherland (Melody Maker, 1982)
"All the world loves a love story but Heartbeat still has an edge of evil among the extensions of the pair's established scenarios." - Sandy Robertson (Sounds, 1981)