Genesis P-Orridge And Splinter Test ‎– Thee Fractured Garden

Invisible ‎– INV 051


1 Discourse One: The Decaying Matter Ov Family L-Ov-E 9:12
2 Discourse Two: A Debris Ov Murder 6:49
3 Discourse Three: Avatar 8:56
4 Discourse Four: Freedom Is A Sickness 5:15
5 Discourse Five: Maybe Who E Am 9:19
6 Discourse Six: Thee Seeding Ship 4:39
Discourse Seven: On Thee Way To Thee Garden (A Parable In Seven Unequal Parts)
7 A. Thee Desert Ov Dark Skies 8:06
8 B. E Was A Mirage 3:36
9 C. Thee Fractured Garden 3:44
10 D. Cathedral Engine 1:47
11 E. When Fire Cleanses 4:58
12 F. Does "MIND" Leave 0:51
13 G. Cortex Ov Light 7:54



First Pressing, featuring different artwork than the re-mastered issue.

Recorded at "Lifesource" Studios, California during September and October 1995 except "Avatar" recorded at Brilliant Studios, San Francisco, 1994 and "A Debris Ov Murder" recorded in the Ho! Ho! Funhouse, London, 1975.
Produced at Lifesource Studios, California 1995.

Artwork printed in Canada.

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  • Barcode (printed): 0 36172 98512 8
  • Barcode (string): 036172985128

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February 16, 2017
edited 8 months ago

Experimental music with Spoken Word

The music filled with psychedelic sounds / beautiful sounds and sound effects, the combination with the Spoken word is mesmerizing! The spoken word by Genesis P-Orridge, the clear and Airy guitar sounds and the fascinating electronic sounds create Amazing Atmosphere of magical darkness and beauty .
Listening to the music gives you the feeling that you're walking through a mysterious Forests and Gardens ,they filled with Mist ,the feeling is mesmerizing,( just listen to tracks 4, 7, 8 .11 ).

The opening track Discourse One: The Decaying Matter Ov Family L-Ov-E
is amazing and great choice to open the album, the rhythm and the sounds connect perfectly with Genesis P-Orridge spoken word and create very powerful and hypnotic track.

The music on the album divided to tracks with fast rhythm , slow rhythm , and tracks without rhythm , the combination is wonderful .

For me Thee Fractured Garden is a marvelous album ,definitely one of the best work of Genesis p-orridge and his colleagues and partners who have so much creativity and passion for music ,clever, emotional , fascinating experimental music.
Genesis p-orridge has very unique voice, hypnotic voice ,..... he is really an outstanding artist , his art comes from the depths of the soul.


July 10, 2016
I think this release most definitely deserves a vinyl pressing


April 9, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
There were also 23 copies of this release available direct from Invisible that had Gen's signature at the bottom left in silver.

Allan Zane