By Ben Ratliff – NYTimes

“With his band Throbbing Gristle in the late 1970s, as frontman and head polemicist, Genesis P-Orridge made musical analogies for urban English decay, war and greed: harsh and sometimes physically disturbing electronic sound. When a movement came out of that notion — industrial music — he took the position of its seer.

Later he started a different band, Psychic TV, and for years, in the ’80s and ’90s, it pulled toward pleasure-seeking repetitions of rave and acid house. This all set the earlier confrontations in a more benevolent light. Any record or performance involving Genesis P-Orridge has been about ideas as much as about music, and the ideas were generally about how to slip free from the normative impositions of life, the binary one-thing-or-the-otherness of art, manners, sex or anything else.” [Read More]