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Genesis P-Orridge diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

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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.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 October 2017 08:10

Nakama, "Worst Generation"

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cover imageFor their fourth album in a relatively short timespan, the Norwegian group (now a five piece) have produced their first fully improvised work, and it is a strange one.  Besides the fact that the concept here is mostly just thematic, compared to the more composition-based ideas they have used on previous albums, the performances are bizarre and impossible to classify, sounding like nothing else they have done, and the record is all the stronger for it.

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 January 2018 15:08

Aaron Dilloway, "Switches"

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cover imageThe wonderfully unsettling and playfully creepy The Gag File deservedly got a lot of attention last year, but Aaron Dilloway also quietly released another excellent album on a small Dutch label in the late fall.  While less audacious and considerably less intent on evoking some kind of sad, wobbly, and hissing nightmare world, Switches is still a wonderfully bizarre, distinctive, and obsessive-sounding album.  In fact, the sickly, frayed, and hypnotic locked groove-style loops of Switches almost feel like a perverse prelude to The Gag File, relentlessly repeating gnarled and disorienting snatches of half-melodies to peel away the last vestiges of sanity to prime me for the malevolent and Ligotti-esque funhouse to come.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 January 2018 06:34

Luciernaga/John Lindaman

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cover image Both Joao Da Silva (Luciernaga) and John Lindaman utilize primarily a guitar to create expansive, occasionally difficult passages of abstract sound and noise, so pairing them together on this tape makes perfect sense.  What becomes more striking by doing this, however, are their differences.  With Luciernaga delivering a single live piece that is about an expansive sense of ambience, and a more free improv suite from Lindaman, both sides excel because of their differences, presenting two very different sides of a tried and true style.

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 January 2018 15:07

Matt Weston, "Searchlight Swings"

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cover imageMatt Weston’s last release, the Organum-esque scrape and drone fest "Kidnapping Denials/Put on a Good Face" did an exemplary job at capturing him in his natural habitat as a percussionist, albeit a rather unconventional one.  While that was based upon live recordings, his newest 7" is a bit more multi-instrumentalist and studio-centric in its approach.  Made up of two rather brief pieces, it is a tantalizingly short yet fully engaging single.

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 December 2017 21:50

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