Psyche - The Influence (Anniversary Edition)
Synthpop, Darkwave Psyche is one of the big names in the scene. Being active since the beginning of the 80's, they influenced much of the scene we love. I've seen Psyche live a couple of times, I've danced to their tracks on the dancefloor and I've heard a bunch of their songs. However, I never really been such a fan that I have heard all their albums.

'The Influence' was released in 1989 and one of the albums I have not heard before. I'm so very pleased that Italian label FinalMuzik decided to re-release this album as a 23rd Anniversary Edition, because this is one of the true classics.

Even though the album has the "old sound", the remastering they have done sounds great, without losing the original style. Just the way things should be.

If you are here for the five bonus remix tracks only, it's probably not worth it. Neither of them is really that good and is easily crushed by the original tracks.

However, the original tracks are all splendid and simply a joy to hear. If you have not heard "Misery", "Haunted", "Salvation Stranger" (pure amazing), "Secret Angel", "The Sundial" and "Illusion" before, you need to pick this album up right away.

What drags the album down a little is the more experimental tracks like "Twilight" and "Psyche Theme". They probably should have left them out 23 years ago when they put together the original album.

All and all, if you are lucky enough to already own this album, you should probably not bother. If you have not heard it, you need to give it a try. I hope Infacted Recordings send me their re-release of the 'As The Brain Collapses' as well, because 'The Influence' has given me a hunger for more.
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Psyche - The Influence (Anniversary Edition)

8.5
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by FinalMuzik
Psyche is one of the big names in the scene. Being active since the beginning of the 80's, they influenced much of the scene we love. I've seen Psyche live a couple of times, I've danced to their tracks on the dancefloor and I've heard a bunch of their songs. However, I never really been such a fan that I have heard all their albums.

'The Influence' was released in 1989 and one of the albums I have not heard before. I'm so very pleased that Italian label FinalMuzik decided to re-release this album as a 23rd Anniversary Edition, because this is one of the true classics.

Even though the album has the "old sound", the remastering they have done sounds great, without losing the original style. Just the way things should be.

If you are here for the five bonus remix tracks only, it's probably not worth it. Neither of them is really that good and is easily crushed by the original tracks.

However, the original tracks are all splendid and simply a joy to hear. If you have not heard "Misery", "Haunted", "Salvation Stranger" (pure amazing), "Secret Angel", "The Sundial" and "Illusion" before, you need to pick this album up right away.

What drags the album down a little is the more experimental tracks like "Twilight" and "Psyche Theme". They probably should have left them out 23 years ago when they put together the original album.

All and all, if you are lucky enough to already own this album, you should probably not bother. If you have not heard it, you need to give it a try. I hope Infacted Recordings send me their re-release of the 'As The Brain Collapses' as well, because 'The Influence' has given me a hunger for more. Aug 28 2012

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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