If anyone needed reminding of the abiding influence of Suicide on electronic music, look no further; Alan Vega and Martin Rev would no doubt approve of Remnant Psyche. Metal somehow marries the bombast of their maiden outing (the self-titled Suicide) to the merest whiff of the comparative accessibility of their second (also confusingly titled Suicide, but also known more simply as The Second Album, or Alan Vega + Martin Rev).
Add in touches of the more industrial Ministry (see the likes of 1988′s The Land Of Rape & Honey) , Sunn O (Double-O Void (2000) a good starting point) and Swans (see their late Eighties output from 1983′s Filth to 1989′s The Burning World)- ‘ majestic, beautiful creatures with foul temperaments’ as described by founder Michael Gira, a great description for what’s on offer here.
Finish the equation with a little Gary Numan (The Pleasure Principle from 1979 a good guide) and you have the constituent parts of a Remnant Psyche. The remixes on offer add something of the sensibilities of the Radiohead remix album TKOL RMX 1234567, which re-modelled the basics of its parent record. |’bleiki| do something like this with their take on Metal, leading the way for others (including Cholombian) to do the same- a phone-call from Thom Yorke awaits….