ALBUM ART OF FACT RELEASE: OCTOBER,
2000 (NORTH AMERICA), SPRING 2001 (EUROPE) REVIEW: MAY 8, 2001
seems they will rise on nine. I abandoned Psyche in the early nineties
and have since only briefly checked in with them, to see if anything exciting
had happened. It looks like 2001 could be the year when I will consider
taking them to my heart again. "Sanctuary", their brand new
single, is the best song I've heard coming from the duo since the late
eighties. A new album is also lurking in the shadows.
In the meantime, Psyche has released a kind of compilation with some of
their tracks aimed for the American market. "Misguided
Angels" holds mostly unreleased songs from the "Love
Among the Ruined" period as well as some old classics in exclusive
versions. A cover of Suicide's classic "Che" and an early demo
take of a collaboration with former Skinny Puppy - and Psyche member Dwayne Goettel
are also included. Much of the material here can't quite measure up to
the band's highlight moments and therefore comes off as a bit misleading
to those American fans who've never heard Psyche before. Yes, "Unveiling
the Secret" is here, so is "Misery", but there are still
many other tracks that would do the band better justice.
Psyche is still a reasonably good band, and mastermind Darrin Huss' personal
voice may very well have found its right environment in new keyboarder
Remi Szyska's fat dance beats. Let's hope so.