Boomkat Product Review:
Intriguing collection of improvised live recordings documenting COUM Transmissions (the pre-TG unit), Derek Bailey, and Max Eastley, among others, at Moniek Darge and Godfried-Willem Raes' Logos Foundation, Ghent, Belgium in 1974, 1979 and 1981.
It seems the Logos Foundation's evenings formed a locus for experimental action in the Flanders region, pointedly for "the promotion of new music and audio-related arts by means of new technological research and other activities related to contemporary music."
The first disc here presents Eno-collaborator Max Eastley in "whirled music" dialogue with the Logos Ensemble's own Darge, Raes and Keymeulen, exclusively "using instruments that are sounded by spinning or whirling" (geddit?!) to sound something like psychedelic pygmies, whereas the 2nd side is given to the Feminist Improvising Group and 25 minutes of dadaist, theatrical vocals, piano, wind and guitar making an uneasy statement about the politics of women in explorative music in 1979.
On the 2nd disc we find a pre-Throbbing Gristle Genesis P-Orridge and Cosey P-Orridge performing as part of COUM with Logos Ensemble in a really spannered 21 minutes of non-verbal dialogue which sounds like a they're having a right laugh, leaving a recording of arch improviser Derek Bailey finding myriad strange sounds in his guitar.