Seventeen years on from his last solo release, the twenty-five tracks collected on Chris Carter’s ‘Chemistry Lessons Volume One’ were the product of six years spent working on solo material in the Norfolk home studio he shares with Cosey Fanni Tutti. ‘Chemistry Lessons Volume One’ reinforces Carter’s significant role in the development of electronic music – a journey that for Carter started ahead of his work with Throbbing Gristle (alongside Cosey, Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge) and continued through Chris & Cosey, Carter Tutti and Carter Tutti Void as well as his own solo and collaborative releases under his own name. Despite having been worked on over an extended period between various artistic projects in a variety of different moods, situations and circumstances, ‘CCCL Volume 1’s experiments never feel like Carter noodling around aimlessly in his studio-laboratory. Instead there is an inner coherence and a distinctively Chris Carter approach to sound and execution. It’s an endeavour that places ‘CCCL Volume 1’ comfortably alongside everything else that this sonic scientist has been involved in and yet one that showcases a restless, questing creative spirit forever scouting for new ideas. Double LP pressed on coloured vinyl (sides A & B – Frost Bite, sides C & D Ash Grey) includes digital download code.