Psyche – “Unveiling the Secret”

The Sleeve:
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The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
Thanks to Martina Shuman for original concepts expressed in “Lord unleashed”. Acknowledgements to H.P. lovecraft for inspiration of “The saint became a lush” & to David Cronenberg for “The words made ‘flesh” in “unveiling the secret”.”

Personal Review:
 Psyche has always been one of my favorite bands, ever since I first saw the music video to their song “The Crawler” which unfortunately is not featured on this album. Nonetheless, the album does include a lot of really good songs. Also, if you can find more of their music videos on YouTube, they’re worth the watch.

The album opens with the song “Thundershowers” and we go right into the song with the amazing keyboarding and vocals by Darrin Huss, who is just such a wonderful singer. It’s definitely one of those songs I feel I can really rock out to, the vocals are great and the musicianship rocks. It’s a perfect way to start the album. After that comes the track “Caught in the Act” and once more, we’re into amazing synth and keyboard playing as well as some pretty great drum machine playing. I’m really loving this album. After that comes the song “Lord Unleashed” which once more, it’s one of those tracks you have to hear to believe how great the musicianship on it is. The A-Side closes with the song “Prisoner to Desire” and it definitely opens weird, just a whole lot of noise, then silence, then we go right into Darrin’s vocals, and it seems to pick up here. It’s another song I feel like I could dance to. Or something like that.

 The B-Side opens with “The Saint Became a Lush” – which I’ve seen incorrectly titled on a few different places as “Saint Becoming a Lush“. Anyways, so once more we open up with some great keyboarding, that sounds almost all too similar to the “Halloween Theme” but it’s not, (they did that on a different album.) The vocals eventually come in, and we’re at our typical Psyche vocals, they’re great, somewhat droning, but not in a bad way. I do however, really enjoy what can only be described as the sound of lasers going off, that is a cool sound. “Black Panther” comes next, and you know, black panthers are cool animals, but the song seems to go as a continuation of the previous track, just with the title sung now, as opposed to the previous title, it kind of goes as one big song. It’s definitely an interesting way of going about doing things. Anyways, the album continues with the track “Taking Chances” and it has some pretty good musicianship on this one too, the keyboard playing is great as always, and Darrin’s vocals are superb. Yup, this album has been some good chill music. The album closes with the title track of the album, “Unveiling the Secret” which has the greatest synth playing out of all the songs on the album so far. All in all, the songs are great, the album is great too. Love it all.

Interesting Facts:

Track Listing:
A1 – Thundershowers
A2 – Caught in the Act
A3 – Lord Unleashed
A4 – Prison to Desire

B1 – The Saint Became a Lush
B2 – Black Panther
B3 – Taking Chances
B4 – Unveiling the Secret

C’est La Mort

Catalog Number:
CLM N4004

Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Electronics – Anthony Red
Vocalization – Evan Panic
Music Composed by Anthony Red
Lyrics Written by Evan Panic
Produced at Garage Studios by Bernard Natier
Photos – Alain Duplantier
Sleeve Design – Philippe Huart, Pearl Cholley & Psyche

Other Albums I Own by Psyche:
Re-Membering Dwayne


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