Mr. Alien Brain Versus Thee Skinwalkers is an incredibly joyful album, and we believe its the best one weve ever made, says Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, lead singer and founding member of seminal experimental rock outfit Psychic TV. No small claim coming from a band that has released nearly 75 albums in the past 30 years. Breyer P-Orridge credits much of the records success to former Psychic TV member and -- as s/he (P-Orridges dual-gender pronoun of choice) explains it -- her/his quite literal other half, Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, who died of heart failure last October. We were so focused on wanting to play for Jaye that we reached this other zone, s/he says.
Virtually inseparable during the 14 years they spent together, the couple had been attempting to achieve -- with the help of extensive surgical procedures including matching breast implants -- perfect pandrogyny, a term they coined to describe the total unification of their beings into a single, evolved, genderless likeness. Were still here in one body representing us both in the material world, and now Jayes my beachhead in the other world, Breyer P-Orridge explains.
Overwhelmed with grief following Lady Jayes death, Psychic TV canceled their fall tour and didnt reunite until National Public Radio invited the band to play a live session last May, from which the bulk of the new album (out in October) was culled. It truly is the band surpassing itself in its passion and love for Jaye, Breyer P-Orridge says. Its been a huge rift, but were trying to turn it into something positive by doing what we do -- by being creative.