Genesis P-Orridge live at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 17 July 2014

Genesis came to LA to raise money for a documentary film he was trying to make in Africa. His presentation featured a brief, live musical performance.

Musicians for the first two songs of this recording are Cyrus Rex on electronics, Douglas McCarthy of Nitzer Ebb on vocals, Douglas' wife Hazel on electronics, and Los Angeles underground music luminary Derek Baseck on electronics.

Douglas and Cyrus Rex would go on to form Black Line shortly after this performance. I don't know if these first two songs are Black Line songs, or perhaps songs that Cyrus composed as DJMREX, which was his moniker at this time.

Genesis then grabs the mic at about 10 minutes in, and does spoken word for the remaining 10 minutes, while everybody else lays down some lovely noisy synth parts, which I think were largely improvisational.

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