The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
February 1, 1964 – August 23, 1995
It has been 15 years since Dwayne has left the physical world. Much longer ago he was a member of Psyche. Here you can experience his contribution to the humble beginnings of the first, and weirdest electronic act to come out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The archives have been scoured for the best examples of Psyche’s tracks when Dwayne was a member, and that managed to be somewhat properly recorded. Dwayne can be viewed as as a member of Psyche on four videos that were later released as part of our history on the DVD “Imaginary Life.” As much as these pieces of music are a testament to Dwayne’s contribution they are also a statement of how unique a collaboration Psyche was in the first place from experimental, and psychedelic to downright synthpop. We had the bases covered, and we made a good team. For this brieft period of time we pay tribute to the moment when we are re-membering Dwayne.
-Darrin C. Huss, 2010-”
Psyche with Dwayne Goettel (of Skinny Puppy). Dwayne was one of the greatest synthesizer/keyboard players ever.
The first track is “Torture (Original Full Length Mix)” – which is just a whole lot of noise, and it’s so good. It’s basically music you can dance to. Or atleast I could, though I’m sure I could dance to anything. I do like all the different noises in the song. There is few lyrics near the end of the track, then screaming with the music. Psyche is definitely an interesting listen. Then comes the track “Krieg” (the version with vocals) – Psyche has this thing with really dark and deep lyrics, “Krieg” is one of my favorite Psyche songs – simply because of Darrin’s vocals. Darrin is so good. The next track is “Eye of the Hurricane” – which has a pretty ambient sound at first before the other sounds begin to come in. It’s an alright track, but I do prefer Psyche’s vocal and darker tunes as opposed to this one. The A-Side closes with the instrumental version of “The Crawler” (Titled “The Crawler Theme“) – which I got to say, there is about 2 versions of this song I’ve heard, there is the version that is used in the music video, and this version. Which sound like two totally different tracks.
The B-Side opens with the track “Screaming Fire” – which pretty heavy – music wise. Just a lot of banging, the lyrics are there, but reeaaally hidden behind the actual music. The LP comes with a nifty little lyric booklet though. So, I know what is being said! It’s then followed by the ever-so-amazing vocal version of “The Crawler” – not really sure what the song is about to be honest, but I do know it talks about maggots and things crawling. The only bad thing about the song is that it is not very long. Then comes “Krieg (Dub)” so, the instrumental version, and the opinion still remains the same. I do enjoy this song, but I prefer it with vocals. Then the album closes with “Torture (Alternative Mix)” – this one has the more audible vocals, and the same sound, so it’s definitely a better version of the previous track. Anyways, all in all, a pretty great album.
A1 – Torture (Original Full Length Mix)
A2 – Krieg
A3 – Eye of the Hurricane
A4 – The Crawler Theme
B1 – Screaming Fire
B2 – The Crawler
B3 – Krieg (Dub)
B4 – Torture (Alternative Mix)
Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
All Tracks Written by Stephen Huss, Darrin Huss & D.R. Goettel
Except: “Screaming Fire” & “The Crawler” – Written by Stephen & Darrin Huss
All Tracks Recorded and Mixed on 4-Track by John Oparyk on March 27, 1983
Snapshots & Diary Outtakes by Darrin Huss
Mastered by George Horn
Designs by Eloise Leigh
Other Albums I Own by Psyche:
“Unveiling the Secret”