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COUM Transmissions


Label: Dais Records

Format: Vinyl LP

Genre: Experimental

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Made in 1974 by P.Orridge in COUM’s Hull commune/headquarters, The Ho Ho Funhouse, it’s comprised of scratchy recordings of the young actionist improvising on piano and messing around on reel-to-reel with years of accumulated field recordings and homework dictations (This recording consists of Genesis's candid kitchen recordings of solo broken piano improvisations accompanied by P-Orridge's own reel to reel experiments using old tape dating back to 1965, from which a young Neil Megson made countless field recordings and homework dictations). It’s no easy listen, but, as Dais say, it’s “playful, chaotic, imaginative, and historic.”

COUM was the P-Orridge-founded art collective that he founded while at Hull University in the late 1960s; the group would later take London by storm, causing national uproar with their Prostitution show at the ICA, before morphing into Throbbing Gristle.
Cat. number: DAIS 023
Year: 2011
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