The Psychic Paramount may be just a trio, but man can they pack a punch! This guys play their music with the volume up to 11 and no less than This can be slight of a problem for people with sensitive ears or don't want their speakers to be severely damaged by the sheer power of this band. You've been warned Now to their music.
The first song is the intro and it's pretty much made up of pure noise and nothing more. It may annoy you or you may enjoy it, but whatever it does to you it will keep your blood pumping and it will stay that way for the rest of the album.
The album is pretty versatile in their own context of sound. From trippy noise passages to aggressive jamming from the three members. All of their sound is revolved around their over-distorted sound. This may put off many people at first, but after repeated listens their sound becomes more tolerable and enjoyable.
Luckily, by the end of the album their sound isn't as harsh as the rest of the album. The last song, "Paramount", is probably the more trance inducing tune in the album with its repetitive theme echoing into nothingness for almost 7 minutes. It's a well needed brake for all of the slaughter your ears experienced in the previous songs. So by the end of the album your ears will be ringing badly and you will probably need to buy some new speakers. This band is definitely not for everyone, but if you can tolerate high amounts of distortion and white noise this band will be greatly enjoyable.
My only complaint is that the album is criminally short. Only 35 minutes! It leaves you wanting for more, but we'll have to wait for later this year for new material. Retrieved Authority control MusicBrainz : 5f9a7cfbebe8ed69edd Categories : American experimental musical groups.
Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Both releases sound as if someone was in a big hurry to hit the record button and to engineer it could only slowfade the shit in and out. Both releases feel like some massive, innate rock energy just barely contained by the wincing nearby mic sensors.
The Franco-Italian Tour is a freak force of nature, even at its mathiest. The "Perpignan Pt. Two" half of the fourth track is a punchy good example of this side. Expanded for the title track of the studio album, the song works like a wall-pressed breaking news bulletin on TV. Only the stabbing alert trills just keep drowning out the actual report I picture those blocky Wonder Showzen anchormen with all the twitching gauges on them.
Can't pretend to have the key to perfection. Don't really need to. From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core. Jump to: navigation , search. Retrieved Categories : Articles with dead external links from October Articles with hCards American experimental musical groups. It sounds like an android. Sometimes he plays this live. On the new record, Ben plays air organ on a couple tracks. We want our music to be inviting. People sometimes describe us as math rock, but it feels more like alchemy than mathematics.
Our songs are still very challenging for us to play well. Classical music needs virtuosos, but rock prefers identity and confidence. You might only need two notes, but you definitely need a sound. Absolutely, all my clothes look the same. How do you describe your band to strangers? Is it rock music? I usually just say loud rock. A while back, this kid who looked at least 18 or 20 years old asked me what we sounded like.
I described it as kind of like Jimi Hendrix doing guitar feedback for 40 minutes. The genre is so broad. Live at Death By Audio. Photos by Gisel Florez. This appellation works slightly better than most genre names because it is so loose — and there is no single way to describe heavy bands.
The guitar, bass and drums trio uses no singing, and stretches most of its songs past the five-minute mark. Last week at Death By Audio in Brooklyn, The Daily watched the band play to a small, passionate crowd made up mostly of men in their late 30s with beards.
In a good way. Not ones to play shows or record often, the band answered a few questions from The Daily. Drew St. The band lasted only two or three weeks.
The decision was made to reignite the band in , and we began rehearsing in New York. We went into the studio shortly after and recorded Gamelan Into the Mink Supernatural. We decided to start work on a new album in In , we went into a studio and recorded basic tracks for the album, which were ditched.Live - The Franco-Italian Tour (CD, Album, Enh, RE) Public Guilt: PG US: Sell This Version: NOQ The Psychic Paramount: Origins And Primitives Vol. 1+2 The Psychic Paramount: Live At WFMU On Brian Turner's Show On August 9.