Reviews

Psyche & Luminance – Left Out / Passenger Seat (Vinyl 7” – Artoffact Records)

Sep 22,2015

Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, body-pop.

PsycheContent: This limited vinyl 7” is a meeting between a long time established and electro-pop icon and an upcoming and promising new artist.

Psyche needs no longer introduction with Darrin Huss being a kind of living legend in the electro-pop scene. Luminance is a Belgian project, which has released a couple of interesting releases since 2014. The debut album “Sans Visage” is actually out on the Belgian-based Die Blinden Records. So this is the meeting between different musical decades, but sharing the same fascination for electro-pop inspired music.

“Left Out” reminds me of good-old EBM for its typical vintage electronic style while the song is carried by a somewhat floating and elevating chorus. It totally matches with Darrin Huss’ charismatic timbre of voice.

“Passenger Seat” moves a step further in the retro-electro style. It’s a great body-pop constructed song built on mysterious sound atmospheres and driven by spooky vocals. This song reminds me of the great 80s decade of underground electronics and I can imagine it’s the kind of song Darrin Huss must have liked to sing on.

Conclusion: I can only hope both artists will have the good idea to renew their experience to create this vinyl and maybe unite for an entire album. There’s some magic inside this duo.

Best songs: “Passenger Seat”, “Left Out”.

Rate: (DP:7½)DP.

Bands: www.psyche-hq.de / www.facebook.com/Psyche / www.facebook.com/Luminance-314907865278384

Label: www.artoffact.com / www.facebook.com/artoffact



Since you’re here …

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive.

If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 2 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.

The donations are safely powered by Paypal.









 

Black Nail Cabaret – Harry Me Marry Me Bury Me Bite Me (CD Album – Negative Gain Productions)

Black Nail Cabaret – Harry Me Marry Me Bury Me Bite Me
Previous
Tyske Ludder – Meskalin

Tyske Ludder – Meskalin (CD EP – Golden Core/Zyx)

Next

Email this post to a friend.

or Close

LOG IN

Lost your password?

SIGN UP

LOST PASSWORD