Psi Com
Psi Com


4.0
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Review

by Graveyard USER (2 Reviews)
April 14th, 2012 | 9 replies | 1,506 views


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An overlooked gem that may never receive the recognition it deserves

3 of 5 thought this review was well written

Before the likes of Jane's Addiction, Perry Farrell was a part of a little band called "Psi Com," a short lived gothic post-punk band that faded into oblivion only to leave us this little EP. Drawing influences from Bauhaus and other contemporary acts during that time period, Psi Com crafted a sound that was both original and alluring. A sound that would give the average listener a spiritual rejuvenation with repeated listens and some insight towards the themes associated with these accusations. Creating hypnotic song structures that compliment the lyrical subject matters that Perry Farrell was going for at the time, they drifted far apart from the local music scene that was going during that time.

One might notice Farrell's vocal delivery is extremely abstract on this release compared to his other works. It's very subtle, precise, and on key with the chaos of of instruments going on around him. A major highlight from the album where the vocals shine the most is "Human Condition." In the standard 4/4 time signature, all the instruments dance around each other in this nihilistic approach that feels both forbidden and all inviting at the same time. Foreboding a sense of wonder and suspense that leech on to this and many other tracks on this EP. "Xiola" is the only track on this release that recalls the roars and shrieks of Jane's Addiction, in terms of nostalgia and recognizable factors associated with the band. A spiritual and sparse composition that compliments the very nature of Perry's soporific voice.

This piece of work, although majestic, still has its fair share of flaws and issues. For one, the production is muddy and rough around the edges. This can either be looked at as either a positive or a negative, but for the common listener this might catch them off guard a little bit. Secondly, some of tracks on this release drag on a lot more than needed. A perfect example would be "City of 9 Gates," which comes off as over indulgent and fails to reach any substance related subject matters in the midst of doing so.

Although this release has it's incredible highs and may hit rock-bottom on a few occasions, it's still an overlooked gem that any music fan should check out, but may never receive the recognition it deserves.


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Graveyard
April 14th 2012



5597 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Here is one of their songs from this, just to give you all an idea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpIFff3IPLg


Also if you all see any grammar mistakes or anything of that sort, please let me know.

CaptainDooRight
April 14th 2012



28321 Comments


youtube'd this and got the game develop which was really cool

it's a game about the governments usage of mental powers and what

check it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13u7mqN401w

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Graveyard
April 15th 2012



5597 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Lol nice CaptainDooRight

But yea, this is more kvlt

jefflebowski
April 15th 2012



7379 Comments


this review is pos-worthy

Digging: Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

Graveyard
April 15th 2012



5597 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

glad you enjoyed the track jefflebowski and thanks for the pos

MrElmo
June 22nd 2012



1950 Comments


How good is this ?

Graveyard
September 3rd 2012



5597 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Check out the link I posted in my first comment

MrElmo
November 6th 2012



1950 Comments


Finally check out that track you put in your comment, really good and chill, it reminds me A Lot of JD but with a more punkish singer, btw why didn't you rate the album you reviewed?

TheBarber
November 13th 2013



1666 Comments


Been a long time, still a damn good track

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