METROPOLIS RELEASE: SEPTEMBER
14, 2004 REVIEW: DECEMBER
been a long time since Psyche made
hearts beat faster. "Legacy"
collects tracks from the start of
the nineties up until the present,
but that is not going back far enough
to unearth any real hit material.
Psyche has been through a lot of turbulence
during these fifteen-odd years, changing
line-up and geographic locations.
The music has changed accordingly,
but hasn't improved.
There are a couple of decent songs
on "Legacy" – "Sanctuary"
could serve as a floor filler if nothing
else is available – but on the
whole the music is awfully bland.
The stale drum machine beats and Darrin's
weak, wobbly vocals get on my nerves,
and most songs drone on long after
the power of their choruses have been
But then this is just a little routine
compilation to mark Psyche's change
of record label. The proper new Psyche
album "The 11th hour" is
supposed to be darker and more cinematic.
Any change should be for the better.
The electronic pop scene has developed
a lot recently. And Psyche is not