ALBUM ACCESSION RELEASE: SEPTEMBER
10, 2003 REVIEW: OCTOBER 15, 2003
started in Canada before there was a Skinny Puppy. Now, we find them creating
more of the recent familiar collaborations they've been expected to do.
Talented music meister Remi Szyszka is really getting into his own groove
here as he's also taken over the production duties on Psyche's tenth album,
"Babylon Deluxe". Psyche's mission for full driving synth beats
is accomplished here.
Opener "The Quickening", which is the lead single, is a straight-forward
pop song much like "Gods and Monsters". "X-Rated"
features guest vocalist Ms Poly-ester in what is a blended vintage retro
electropop track with reminders of Trans-X and The Normal making a danceable
Coming of age "Edge of 17", comes across with harsher pop beats
but works nicely as Darrin's sharp vocals are never dull. "Nobody
Superstar" brings on stark electro beats as the experimental "Snow
Garden" includes more structure. "Sacrement" is one of
the slower tracks along with "Equinoxe" and "Stormtrooper".
The blooming technopop track "Final Destination" shows us the
polish on Darrin's Doc Martens. At "Babylon Deluxe"'s end we
find the winding instrumental "Nighthawk Theme" peaking with
hints of the Donna Summer disco era.
North American buyers can purchase a limited edition CD with bundled "The