Genesis P-Orridge / Tony Conrad / Edley Odowd - Donau Festival [LP]
In a rare performance at Donau Festival in Krems, Austria in May of 2012, Tony Conrad (member of the Dream Syndicate project by La Monte Young), Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Psychic TV / Throbbing Gristle...) and Edley ODowd (Psychic TV / Toilet Boys...) collaborate to create a unique, completely improvisational soundtrack that is at once transcendental & visceral.
Consisting mainly of 2 violins, orchestral percussion and sparse electronics, quiet droning gives way to volcanic crescendos and back again, drenching the audience in a cavalcade of sound.
This is the only time that a performance by this trio has been recorded using multi track rather than through an audience recording.
It has been mixed to make the listener of this limited vinyl release of 500 feel they were actually present at the concert.
You can actually hear the rattle and hum of every instrument.
"It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing Tony Conrad, with whom we have done many exciting collaborations, on April 9, 2016.
He was a kind and gentle person with who we had done several exciting live collaborations with.
Little did we know that the recording featured on this LP was to be our last.
Thankfully it was captured in all of it’s wonder and complexity as a multi-track recording so we could share this document of sonic quality with those that want to hear it.
Our only regret is that he won’t be here to listen to it with us".
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Edley ODowd
Side A Donau Festival Krems - A 19:50
Side B Donau Festiavl Krems - B 21:30