The work and influence of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge can never be overstated. From their industrial innovations with Throbbing Gristle to the acid soaked dreams of Psychic TV, their influence truly knows no bounds. When news broke last year that Gen was suffering from leukemia, artists, labels, fans and more from around the world showed their love with an outpour of support. Among the most vital is a compilation from Barcelona's Unknown Pleasures. The label has assembled a staggering number of contemporary artists to cover, remake and reinterpret classic tracks that have made such a big impact on us all.
Vol. I contains huge contributions from artists like Peaches, Esplendor Geometrico, Norma Loy, Le Chocolat Noir, The Horrorist and much more. Vol. II is just as impressive with more great offerings from Alexey Volkov, Endless Chasms and a whole host of others. Available on CD and digital, all proceeds from the sales will go directly to Gen to aid in her triumph over her leukemia. A truly important cause for an important artist. Previews and videos below.
Artwork by Wladd Muta
Artwork by Sandra Roczeň & Monika Polańska