RESERVE NOW! COUM TRANSMISSIONS – Sugarmorphoses

COUM Transmissions ‘Sugarmorphoses’

COUM Transmissions was the transgressive, Fluxus-aligned performance art outfit founded by Genesis P-Orridge & Jesus Joheero in 1969 which later included Cosey Fanni Tutti, Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson, Spydee, Pinglewad, Ray Harvey, Timothy Posten and others.

This troupe of avant-garde outcasts later dwindled down to become Throbbing Gristle in 1976, but doing the heyday of COUM Transmissions prolific actions, many recordings were made and have been carefully curated by Dais Records in connection with the Porridge With Everything Archives to be released as an limited edition LP series.

This installment in the COUM story entitled “Sugarmorphoses” was recorded in 1974 by Genesis P-Orridge within the COUM headquarters, joyfully known as the Ho Ho Funhouse, and is one of the most far-flung, experimental recordings related to COUM. 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. Looping these old tapes using a variety of reel amplification methods and tape loop techniques, Genesis created chaotic feedback and reverb voice echoes to marry his piano compositions.

Dais is proud to present a limited edition of 1,000 copies, including liner notes by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge explaining life in the Ho Ho Funhouse and the environment which surrounded this unique recording session.

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