Oct 29, 2014

RhoDeo 1443 Aetix

Hello, still in limbo i'm not sure how things are at your end but i keep seeing lot's of browser crashes-thats how my misery started in windows but these happen on macs and linux too, it looks to me that it's the websites that cause computer misery and i think this is by design, commercial forces are very eager to have their own completely controlled fast internet leaving the biggest possible heap of corrupted webshite behind. Still it's irritating that this computer refuses my OS discs...

Last week Skinny Puppy's eighties output came to an end but Canada had another
electro-industrial/synthpop group that started manifesting in the same timeframe. Psyche are centered on singer Darrin Huss, who has been the only constant member, with various line-ups including his brother Stephen Huss, later followed by David Kristian, Per-Anders Kurenbach, and Remi Szyszka, all recording albums with Darrin under the name Psyche.....N'Joy

FLACS re-upped 2nd of December 2014
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Psyche was formed by brothers Darrin and Stephen Huss[1] in Edmonton, Alberta, named after the B-Side of Killing Joke's Wardance single as well as being chosen for the meaning of the word. The band's debut performance was on December 13, 1982 with Dwayne Goettel on additional keyboards. During this period, Psyche were known for their bizarre live shows wherein Darrin performed nude (except for being covered in shaving cream) while talk-singing and shouting over the music. The performance idea was inspired by pictures seen of Fad Gadget in British Music magazines.

While demos were recorded during this period of collaboration with Dwayne Goettel, no albums were released until 1985's Insomnia Theatre, after Goettel's departure. After Insomnia Theatre achieved moderate success in Europe, Psyche tested the waters with a couple single releases followed up by a new studio album, Unveiling the Secret, in 1986. To promote the record, Psyche performed as the opening act for Suicide, at Élysée Montmartre in Paris, then as headliners on their own proper European tour.

After the release of their third studio album, Mystery Hotel, Stephen Huss was forced to take a hiatus from the group due to being diagnosed with schizophrenia. During this period Darrin began collaborating with David Kristian, leading to a new album, The Influence, in 1989. This album introduced new elements to Psyche's sound, with samples created by Kristian, and being performed entirely on the Casio FZ1.

A visit home to Waterloo in 1991 reunited the Huss brothers and, the subsequent recording sessions produced 1991's Daydream Avenue. Though Psyche returned to tour Europe with German keyboardist Johannes Haeusler in support of English poetic artist Anne Clark, Stephen Huss stayed behind in Canada due to his illness.

A follow-up wouldn't come until 1994s Intimacy, produced in collaboration with Joseph Watt (of Razormaid). Feeling that this new album lacked powerful dance numbers, Psyche released the Private Desires EP as a companion, featuring a cover of Soft Cell's classic Sex Dwarf. While the group embarked on a small German tour, the future of the group was unclear due to Stephen Huss remaining in Canada, leaving Darrin to find new collaborators in Germany.

After another hiatus while dabbling in side projects, Psyche resumed activities in 1996 with Per-Anders Kurenbach joining as a new member. Together with Kurenbach, Psyche released Strange Romance, which took a musical shift toward an accessible, upbeat pop sound to bring listeners up to date with the personal events described in Darrin's lyrics. After playing for the first time in Oslo, Norway and a return to Sweden, Psyche released a live video featuring highlights from their Strange Romance Tour. 1998 saw the beginning of a new record label partnership, and in June of that year Psyche released their eighth official album on the StrangeWays label out of Hamburg, Germany. The album Love Among the Ruined added a few more experimental touches to the pop side of Psyche's style.

At the beginning of 2000, Psyche signed to Art of Fact Records in North America. The specially-compiled release of Misguided Angels contained material from 1983 through 2000 as a re-introduction of Psyche back on their original continent. It contained the last material from Per-Anders Kurenbach, and Darrin as well as some rare mixes. By this point Kurenbach has left the group and was replaced by Remi Szyszka.

The new line-up made its debut on Accession Records with a new single, Sanctuary, released in April 2001. After a series of successful concerts in both Europe and North America, ninth studio album The Hiding Place was released and well-received, charting fourth in the year-end Top 100 of the German Alternative Charts. To capitalize on The Hiding Place's success, a new remix album entitled Endangered Species was released mid-2002. The success continued into 2003 with a string of live performances and the release of a new album, Babylon Deluxe, which found its way in the German Alternative Top Ten once again.

The 11th Hour, Psyche's 11th album, saw the return of previous collaborator Per-Anders Kurenbach, but including a farewell track with Remi Szyszka, and a guest appearance by Christian Wirsig. The 11th Hour was released through Accession Records in Europe, Metropolis Records in North America, and Irond Records in Russia making it the widest release in the band's history. The album topped the German Alternative Charts (DAC).

In 2006, after nearing the 25-year mark of Psyche's existence, a DVD collection documenting Psyche's appearances in every incarnation from 1983–2005 was released. Containing 23 tracks in all, with at least 1 song from every album ever released, Imaginary Life was released on May 26, 2006. It contains music videos and performances covering the very beginning from "The Crawler" on an Edmonton TV station in 1983 through to 2005. Plus an audio commentary track and bonus features such as Darrin and Stephen Huss being interviewed backstage in Sweden after their debut concert in Gothenburg in 1988.

Following The 11th Hour, Psyche shifted their focus to touring rather than recording, playing shows and festivals across Europe, North and South America, and South Africa. During this phase of Psyche's career, no new studio albums were released, with the band opting instead to release remix albums (Unveiling the Secret 2.0, Until The Shadows, Halloween EP), compilations of old and unreleased materials (Re-Membering Dwayne, Unknown Treasures, As The Brain Collapses, Rare Mixes & B-Sides), and multiple live albums. In addition, several early albums received re-releases.

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The debut album of the Huss brothers with the ground breaking Brain Collapses, Mr. Eyeball Ooze, Wrench, Maggots and several other wonderful horror-synth classics. On Unveiling The Secret, Psyche reached a Europe-wide club hit with the title track and set a whole new style with such titles as "Prisoner To Desire" and "The Saint Became A Lush".

Psyche - Insomnia Theatre - Unveiling The Secret  (flac 464mb)

01 Mr.Eyeball Doze 5:12
02 Maggots 4:37
03 Wrench 3:34
04 Brain Collapse 4:10
05 Eating Violins 2:43
06 On The Edge 5:07
07 Why Should I? 5:03
08 Thundershowers 5:15
09 Lord Unleashed 3:20
10 Caught In The Act 5:37
11 Prisoner To Desire 5:40
12 The Saint Became A Lush 6:12
13 Black Panther 3:47
14 Taking Chances 4:45
15 Unveiling The Secret 7:11
16 The Crawler 2:31

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"Uncivilized" got modest airplay on the new wave radio stations that said much of their work never got the heavy rotation that Psyche deserved. This late 80s electro-industrial/synthpop band That sometimes sounds like a darker, almost industrial Depeche Mode of the same era. However, most noticeable is their similarities to the experimental sounds of early Softcell. The singer, in fact, sounds very much like Marc Almond at times, and if you see some of their videos, he also kind of borrows Almond's look and fashion sense. If you love electro-industrial/synthpop from this era, definitely book into Psyche's Mystery Hotel.

Psyche - Mystery Hotel  (flac 337mb)

01 Make No Mistake 4:08
02 Insatiable 4:41
03 Wake The Flood Unconscious 2:55
04 The Outsider 4:23
05 You're The Only One 3:25
06 Uncivilized 3:40
07 Ride On 2:47
08 Dreamstreet 5:16
09 Nocturnal Passenger (Extended) 6:08
10 Eternal 4:18
Bonus Tracks
11 Uncivilized (Instrumental) 3:37
12 Black Panther 3:47
13 Prisoner To Desire (Version 1) 4:38

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In 1989, Darrin teamed up with David Kristian to create a new Psyche album entitled 'The Influence'. The album was performed completely using the Casio FZ1 and David incorporated his own samples that gave Psyche a new sound. Electronic and darker in context, The Influence revitalized the gothic scene. Even though no tracks were released as singles from the album, it proved to be a classic as Lights of Euphoria covered the song Misery on their debut album.

Psyche - The Influence (flac 321mb)

01 Psyche Theme 2:46
02 Haunted 4:09
03 Misery 4:03
04 The Dark Pool 4:50
05 Salvation Stranger 3:52
06 The Sundial 2:56
07 Illusion 4:20
08 Twilight 4:30
09 The Influence 4:17
10 Misery's Return 4:58
11 Haunted (Hill House Mix) 5:49
12 The Sundial (Hospital Mix) 3:34
13 Eleanor (Instrumental) 3:40

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This compilation of early recordings by Psyche dates from 1982-1987 and is dedicated to those who still believe that one's humanity in art should not necessarily be rated by an industry standard.  Featuring  the "harder"  industrial side of Psyche represented here by the likes of "The Crawler", "Screamin' Machine", "Another Billion Eyes", and "Waiting For The Stranger" (no one will ever top that monster).  The tracks seem more about effect, ambience and mood than developed ideas. These slices of mood are pretty effective, though--enough to sustain interest for a short time--and they are diverse from track to track, at least as much as one can expect and still stay in a dark, semi-gothic, industrial dance vein. A chance then to experience the ground floor of the developing electro-industrial genre; going to dark clubs and getting weird with anti-establishment youth.

Psyche - Tales From The Darkside (flac 325mb)

01 I'm A Gentleman 3:33
02 Eraserhead 3:50
03 Wrench II 3:18
04 Another Billion Eyes 2:51
05 Empty Spirit 3:13
06 A Threat 3:49
07 The Brain Collapses 4:04
08 Children Carry Knives 4:47
09 Theme For Runaways 2:14
10 Screamin' Machine 4:22
11 Cheated 2:43
12 The Crawler 2:20
13 Mind Over... 4:30
14 Waiting For The Stranger 2:42
15 The Darkside 2:00
16 Psychic Vampire 4:28

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Anonymous said...

Looking forward to checking these out, is it possible to re upload - Tales from the Darkside as OGG does not appear to exist and the FLAC at uploadable only works for premium members
Love all these rare 80s indie stuff

Rho said...

Here's another Lee

Psyche - Tales From The Darkside


Anonymous said...


The ogg-files are down [Error 404] - a Reup possible?

By the Way: I love this Page :)

Rho said...

The ogg files aren't down these are not available..I'm on linux at the moment

Anonymous said...

Are these re-uploaded somewhere? A lot of tracks fail to unpack due to CRC errors, for which I blame your linux...

Really appreciate all your work - re-listening to loads of old stuff I only have on unaccessible vinyl which I haven't heard in a long time.

leakingwater said...

Same as above. All of these .zip files are corrupt. Tried different hosts, same result. Could you please repack these re-upload? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Just a tip: I used 7zip on a PC to unpack, 7zip complained about incorrect CRCs, but still managed to unpack all the tracks. Some minor dropouts in the faulty tracks - but they are fully listenable! Try it! http://www.7-zip.org/

Rho said...

Hello All , everything should be OK now re-upped all N'Joy

Anonymous said...

Hi Rho,
Firstly, Happy New Year, and thanks for your blog!
Secondly, would it be possible to re-post these Psyche albums please?
Thank you...