The fact that COUM Tramsmissions was initiated around the same moment when the '60s died is eerily telling. Formed by a younger Genesis P-Orridge, COUM partook in Fluxus and Dada inspired performance and mail art with an intent to subvert British society. God only knows what they were mailing people. It seems that the work of the group culminated in an installation called Prostitution, which displayed a used tampon and was rife with pornography. This was in 1976, the same year that Throbbing Gristle would form. Dais' compilation is a titilating look at the development of Throbbing Gristle, including key finds such as a recording of COUM's opening set at a Hawkwind show.
Home Aged & 18 Month Hope is out October 29 on Dais Records.