News & Events
Genesis P-Orridge disclosed this week that s/he has been diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Gen has written:
"Not my favourite piece of recent news! But then again we have cheated death several times since my first clinical demise in 1967..! What it DOES mean is we have to take this seriously and this time we cannot just power through it. We begin serious treatments next week on Monday 23rd( of course) so, if you have ways you focus your loving energies and care to share a little with me. We'd be honoured...the immediate and terribly disappointing result is the Psychic TV/PTV3 detour of Europe due to begin this Sunday 22nd has had to be very reluctantly postponed...we have to agree with my medical experts, my amazing fellow band members, my two daughters Caresse and Genesse, and my chosen extended famille who so lovingly surround me that working on making me strong and fit once more has to be the only sensible priority. We kept hoping we'd be OK but today heard the illness has got worse this week. My sincere, oh so sad apologies for all of you who bought tickets, were excited to share time, space, loving ideas and celebrations with us in all those cities. To postpone was not my first choice by a long way. We are sorry for any disappointment and hope to repair that loss as soon as we can. We also apologise to promoters, and all the hundreds of visible and invisible people who make these tours happen and these venues survive. We are heartbroken to have seen the insane amount of work Matski and Edley have put in to set all this up only to have my old 67 yera body say it needs a rest. We've been touring for about 50 yeras now. It's the first time we have had to do this. We hope it will not be necassary again.
We DO love you all, we almost said you have no idea, but what makes our tribe so special is we DO have a very good idea, Its an idea that begins a way of L-if-E of living. And you are a wonder full blessing and confirmation of the rightness of our belief in coumpassion; kindness; forgiveness; loyalty; unconditional "BIG" love; generosity; sharing; caring; and always seeking a more pure way of Being.
Thank you for your understanding, Djin GEN"
Everyone at Brainwashed wishes Gen the best as treatment begins this week.
The Tear Garden is now 30 years old. The project, originated by Edward Ka-Spel (of Legendary Pink Dots) and Cevin Key (of Skinny Puppy) has expanded to include numerous other players and have released seven full-length albums, two EPs, and two compilations. For the next project, the group has opened up funding from friends and fans through Pledge Music. On the site are available pre-orders of signed versions of the forthcoming LP and CD as well as merchandise and tickets for a listening party. Through a video, Edward explains the logistics, the plans, and even hints to that long-promised Tear Garden tour.
Birthday Wishes for Gordon Mumma, who turns 80 on March 30th! Mumma, originally a French Horn player, was an early electronic music pioneer, founding the Cooperative Studio for Electronic Music with Robert Ashley in 1958. Mumma was recently featured by The Guardian in their ongoing series, The 101 Strangest Records on Spotify.¬† Read more info on Gordon at his brainwashed site or his own blog (which hasn't been updated recently, but is still chock-full of info).
Published by Timeless - 2014 - France
27 x 33,5 cm - 284 pages - Hardcover
The legendary unpublished photographic work of Peter Christopherson from Throbbing Gristle, Coil and Hypgnosis.
The b/w photos featured in the book run the gamut from personal fetishes to social commentary on 1970s UK, portraits of bands , friends and strangers.
There are both snapshots and highly staged scenarios.
Approximately 95% of this material is published here for the first time ever.
Foreword & short personal reminiscence by Thighpaulsandra.
Regular edition of 500 copies
a video preview is available here: http://vimeo.com/110942114
Published by Timeless - 2014 - France
29 x 29 cm - 248 pages in full colors - Hardcover
The first ever extensive overview of art (drawings, paintings and sketches) created by John Balance.
The artworks featured in the book are both finished elaborate hallucinatory pieces as well as quick sketches with a good sprinkling of Balance's often underestimated humour.
Homages to idols and inspirations next to idiosyncratic magical dreamscapes
executed in a wide variety of styles and mediums
Compiled by Liam Thomas and Thighpaulsandra - with text by
Val Denham and Jeremy Reed.
First edition of 500 copies
a video preview is available here: http://vimeo.com/110947626