“Psychic Tv” (Used 5 times)
Uncle_Dracula on 04/09/2012 at 02:12AM
HARD FILTH: (or) Soundtrack for a gas station bathroom.
Welcome to my latest mix, a collection of songs united in an aural filth, a destructive path of unnerving sounds, fuzzy, broken tunes echoing inside a speakerbox that will buzz at any volume, feedback play, whirring, whizzing lo-fi synths, a primitive pulse of discontent, anxious vocals, existential heavy post-psych vibrations, and, at times delivering a rock-solid boogie.
Listen to them, the children of the night... What music they make.
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Scott_Williams on 04/26/2010 at 09:15AM
The long-standing open relationship WFMU shares with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge just survived another milestone, as Gen and fellow ranking experimental music legend Tony Conrad joined with Psychic TV drummer Edley O’Dowd for a couple of gorgeous sets of string and percussion based improvised music on Fabio's show. That performance, along with some words from Fabio, is now permantly branded upon the interwebs here.
Previously on WFMU, Genesis has sat for several long interviews with Fabio, once with Throbbing Gristle during their 2009 reunion tour. And in 2006, Gen brought the PTV-3 incarnation of her hyperdelic pop group Psychic TV down for a live session. Three songs from that session are now on the FMA here for your downloadable pleasure.
The day after that session, I posted what follows to WFMU's Beware of The Blog.
fabio on 04/23/2010 at 09:00AM
The combined accomplishments of Genesis Breyer P. Orridge and Tony Conrad are legendary and enormous, and are well-documented elsewhere. Over the years, both artists have appeared and performed at WFMU many times.
Genesis first came by for an interview in 1988, on one of my late nightshifts in the old basement studios at Froeberg Hall, when WFMU was still part of Upsala College. That was during the early Acid House days of Psychic TV. (And just last year he came to the station with all of Throbbing Gristle for a long and lively chat session in the studio).
About a year after that first interview with Gen, I met Tony Conrad, and I asked Tony to come to the station for an interview not long after. He couldn’t be there in person so we did that interview by phone, but since then he’s performed in the studio twice and we’ve done several in-studio interviews.
Though I’d been friends with both of them for many years I had never considered the possibility that Gen and Tony might work together: to me they seemed to be approaching their work from wildly different perspectives. But circumstances can sometimes conspire to completely blow away our cherished, previously-held notions. At the suggestion of filmmaker Marie Losier, who’s been working on two separate documentaries about both artists, a concert with Gen and Tony playing together was finally organized.
And this is more or less how these two very unique artists were brought together, along with Edley O’Dowd on percussion, for a concert at Issue Project Room in January 2009 and for the one you can access here on the Free Music Archive. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.