Title Psychic TV Electric Newspaper Vols. 1 – 4 (Industrial Music), Custom Slipcase
Book Condition Fine
Publisher Berlin-Chicago Dossier/Invisible Records 1994-1997
Seller ID 1040
Berlin-Chicago: Dossier/Invisible Records, 1994-1997. Fine. [Psychic TV, Industrial Music] P-Orridge, Genesis; Larry Thrasher, eds. Electric Newspaper Vols. 1 – 4. Four audio CDs (all published), housed in a custom slipcase. The slipcase is covered in burgundy cloth with a paper spine label depicting the “Psychic Cross,” the symbol of thee Temple ov Psychic Youth, Psychic TV, et al. The Electric Newspaper was a result of Genesis P-Orridge wanting to archive what remained of the Psychic TV sample files after most were lost in a 1995 fire. Genesis’ collaboration with Larry Thrasher, a producer and experimental musician, saw four issues of the Electric Newspaper come to fruition (purportedly two issues remain unreleased). Aside from a twelve minute interview with Brion Gysin in issue three, these CDs resemble a stream-of-conscious-type recording with a myriad of samples, ambient music, sound collages, and people speaking. All the issues are labeled “all is free, sampling is permitted,” as well as a 1967 quote from Emmett Grogan of the Diggers: “It’s yours, because it’s free!” From issue one: “This CD is compiled from the audio archive of Psychic TV, Genesis P-Orridge and Transmedia Foundation. It is intended to be multi-functional and it is here to be re-used. The raw materials, loops, sonic maps and trance routines included may be listened to as a Kaotic [sic] entertainment; as a navigational exploration of brain and expectation; or as a resource to be sampled, reworked, adjusted and processed by other individuals for their own personal works and their own ends. Any and all interpretations are valid. This is NOT a formularised ‘Sampling CD.’ Rather, it is a description from a different perspective, of the eclectic and unique world which Psychic TV and their collaborators have inhabited in various forms and incarnations from 1960 to the present. This is an ELECTRIC NEWSPAPER, a quarterly publication programmed to preserve and make accessible to the maximum number of travelers multiple land-escapes, with the greatest potential stimulation and communication.” The first three volumes were published under the auspices of Psychic TV, with the final volume under the moniker “Splinter Test,” the name given to the P-Orridge/Thrasher collaboration. $100.00 Four volumes, complete. Included are… Psychic TV. Electric Newspaper Issue One. Berlin: Dossier, 1994. Contains a single 74 minute track. As new, shrinkwrapped. Psychic TV. Electric Newspaper Issue Two. Berlin: Dossier, 1995. Contains a single 72 minute track. Near fine with some light scuffing to the jewel case. Psychic TV. Electric Newspaper Issue Three. Berlin: Dossier, 1995. Seven untitled tracks followed by an interview with Brion Gysin by Genesis. As new, shrinkwrapped. Splinter Test. Electric Newspaper Issue Four. Chicago: Invisible Records, 1997. Ninety-two untitled tracks. As new, shrinkwrapped.