We definitely find Psyche's quality mark in all their music through this collection, it's just too bad that under today's technological scrutiny, the visual quality pales. The sound quality source is of course not DVD quality by any means either.
From the early low grade video history section starting with a live balcony performance (1983), it progresses to the traditional music video format up to the timeframe of "Eternal" and "Misery" (1989). The almost comedic dark horror themed older "The Brain Collapses", "Maggots" and "I'm a Gentleman" are worth at least a few repeats. During this era, we get into a more modern style of video cinematography with partner musical brothers Darrin and Stephen Huss. The new analogue electro comes out in "Uncivilized" with a long daytime rooftop segment and car scene. Chances are you have never seen any of these clips on web or television.
The second half of the DVD focuses on live performances all shot in Europe from 1989 to 2005; many of them more dancefloor oriented. "Prisoner to Desire" live in Club Arnold in Lund, Sweden, in 1996 brings on an impromptu performance of Yazoo's "Only You", showing Darrin Huss' deep rooted affection for 1980's music. At this time, the live band is a trio with chanting sing-along from the Swedes.
The bonus material includes video taken with early member Dwayne Goettel (Skinny Puppy). We then catch Psyche during a soundcheck and interview while in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1988. The interviewer asks the brothers how they met. While the ending credits roll by, we're then treated to a brief pub piano performance.
This collection will put a smile on any long time Psyche fan, and even curl the lips of someone new to their sound.
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