JG Thirlwell will be leading a conversation and Q and A with the legendary Genesis Breyer P-Orridge at an event on March 23, 2014 at 2pm at the Rough Trade store in Brooklyn, NY. The event is to celebrate the publication of a new photographic book tracing P-Orridge’s life history. Genesis P-Orridge first rose to infamy as a member of Fluxus and Dada inspired performance art terrorists Coum Transmissions. He went on to form the highly influential Throbbing Gristle with Peter Christopherson, Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti. After their dissolution he formed the collective Psychic TV which were interested in fetish, magic and ritual. Genesis went on to transform his/her body as a devotee and exponent of pandrogeny, a ‘third gender’ project launched in the late 90′s with wife and life-partner, Lady Jaye, who died in 2007. At the event Breyer P-Orridge will also be signing the book and other related items on sale at Rough Trade.
Simon Scott - Navigare (Miasmah)
Raime - Quarter turns over a living line (Blackest Ever Black)
Bloody Beetroots - Hide (Ultra)
bbigpigg - Phantom Photography (self released)
Blanck Mass - Blanck Mass (Rock Action)
Death Grips - Government Plates (self released)
Zeitkratzer - play Stockhausen (Zeitkratzer Records)
These New Puritans - Field Of Reeds (PIAS)
Yamantaka Sonic Titan - Uzu (Suicide Squeeze)
Adriano Celentano - La Robe Che Ha Detto Adriano (Clan)
Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus (ATP)
Luc Ferrari - Interrupteur / Tautologos 3 (Blue Chopsticks)
Noveller - No Dreams (Important)
Goldfrapp - Tales Of Us (Mute)
Chrome Hoof - Chrome Black Gold (Cuneiform)
Yosi Horikawa - Vapor (BandCamp)
Wishing you a Very Venture Halloween!
Released this week by Believers Roast, The Exquisite Corpse Game is a unique musical collaboration based on the rules of the Exquisite Corpse, invented by the Surrealists : each artist was given only the last 20 seconds of the previous composition and had to continue by recording instrumental music in any way they saw fit. The album, conceived and curated by Kavus Torabi (Knifeworld/ Cardiacs/ Guapo) features a piece JG Thirlwell as well as contributions from Torabi, Khyam Allami, Karda Estra, British Theatre (Oceansize/ Biffy Clyro), Bob Drake (Thinking Plague/ 5uu’s/ The Science Group etc) Weasel Walter (The Flying Luttenbachers/ Behold The Arctopus/ Cellular Chaos etc) Dominique Leone, Appleblim, Katharine Blake (Mediaeval Baebes/ Miranda Sex Garden) Max Tundra, Mikrokosmos (Levitation/ Dark Star/ Cardiacs) and Craig Fortnam (North Sea Radio Orchestra/ Arch Garrison).
Taken individually, The Exquisite Corpse Game represents thirteen brand new, original compositions by thirteen innovative musical artists but taken as a whole the entire album has a kaleidoscopic, dream-like yet homogenous quality. Themes and ideas seem to repeat and reoccur throughout in a way that could not have been known to the contributors. There is an ebb and flow throughout that sounds both pre-conceived and deliberate.
Now it can be revealed : JG Thirlwell will be releasing two albums on the same day on Ectopic Ents in early October 2013. The long awaited Foetus album, SOAK, which is a companion to 2010’s acclaimed epic HIDE, will finally see the light of day. The 11 track album contains a ton of new material as well as the Foetus cover of “Warm Leatherette”, a remix of “Cosmetics” by Secret Chiefs 3 and more. It continues and expands on some of the themes explored in HIDE and features guest appearances opera singers Abby Fischer and Natalie Galpern. In addition, JG Thirlwell’s chamber soundtrack to the film “The Blue Eyes” will also be released. The original score was created for Eva Aridjis’ Mexican-lensed thriller, and is performed with an ensemble including violin, viola, cello, french horn, contrabass, tuba and bass trombone in addition to piano, percussion and electronics. Both albums will be exclusively available through the website www.foetus.org, and digitally soon thereafter. We will be taking orders around the middle of September. More info coming soon. Photo by Marylene Mey.
Extra Life - Dream Seeds (Northern Spy)
Ulfur - White Mountain (Western Vinyl)
Alan Hovhaness - Star Dawn (Delos)
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - In Glorious Times (The End Records)
David Bedford - Song Of The White Horse (Voiceprint)
Corima - Quettzalcoatl (Bandcamp)
TNGHT - EP (Warp)
Igor Wakhevitch - Logos / Dr Faust / Etre Dieu / hathor / Les Fou D’or / Nagual / Lets Start (Fractal)
Else Marie Pade and Jacob Kirkegaard - Svaevninger (Important Records)
Thinking Plague - Decline and Fall (Cuneiform)
Dominique Leone - July (Bandcamp)
Jacques Lejeune - Fantasmes (GRM)
Laurie Spiegel - The Expanding Universe (Unseen Worlds)
Pantha Du Prince and the Bell Laboratory - Elements of Light (Rough Trade)