Psy'Aviah - Introspection/Extrospection
Electro, Industrial Psy'Aviah's 'Eclectic' really impressed me when it was released back in 2010, and even though it was a very varied music experience, it got well knitted together and truly impressed me. For some reason, on this brand new 'Introspection/Extrospection', I feel that it is perhaps a bit too varied. I sometimes get the feeling I am listening to one great compilation, rather than an album from one and the same artist. But now I am jumping to the grand finale, let's take it from the top, shall we?

In true Psy'Aviah manner, we have a few featured artists on this album, and some of them happen to be my favorites, like the laid back electro pop tune "Deep Dark Desire" featuring Kari Berg from Ashbury Heights, or why not the dance floor bouncer with rap styled vocals featuring MC Deejoohcee & Thomas C Beerten (very brave in the otherwise strict genre we are in, I hope it's appreciated) or "Home" which reminds me of some of the later material from In Strict Confidence, featuring Lis van den Akker.

However, Psy'Aviah do not need features to be able to deliver great tracks, the first track "SOS Overdose" with a dance floor cyberpunk'ish feeling to it is delivered by Yves himself, and of course Emelie does a good job on the calm "On My Own", the harder "The Worst in Me" and the very radio friendly "Timor".

As you can see, you get tossed around quite a bit with the different styles and approaches used. Even though each and every track in itself is very well produced and the general quality is high, I still can't fight the feeling that I get smacked around quite a bit. My feelings towards this album are almost as schizophrenic as the album itself. On one hand, you will continuously be surprised and never even close to being bored, on the other hand, using all the spices in the world in the same soup might not turn out to be the greatest dish ever made.
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Brutal Resonance

Psy'Aviah - Introspection/Extrospection

7.0
"Good"
8.4
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2011 by Alfa-Matrix
Psy'Aviah's 'Eclectic' really impressed me when it was released back in 2010, and even though it was a very varied music experience, it got well knitted together and truly impressed me. For some reason, on this brand new 'Introspection/Extrospection', I feel that it is perhaps a bit too varied. I sometimes get the feeling I am listening to one great compilation, rather than an album from one and the same artist. But now I am jumping to the grand finale, let's take it from the top, shall we?

In true Psy'Aviah manner, we have a few featured artists on this album, and some of them happen to be my favorites, like the laid back electro pop tune "Deep Dark Desire" featuring Kari Berg from Ashbury Heights, or why not the dance floor bouncer with rap styled vocals featuring MC Deejoohcee & Thomas C Beerten (very brave in the otherwise strict genre we are in, I hope it's appreciated) or "Home" which reminds me of some of the later material from In Strict Confidence, featuring Lis van den Akker.

However, Psy'Aviah do not need features to be able to deliver great tracks, the first track "SOS Overdose" with a dance floor cyberpunk'ish feeling to it is delivered by Yves himself, and of course Emelie does a good job on the calm "On My Own", the harder "The Worst in Me" and the very radio friendly "Timor".

As you can see, you get tossed around quite a bit with the different styles and approaches used. Even though each and every track in itself is very well produced and the general quality is high, I still can't fight the feeling that I get smacked around quite a bit. My feelings towards this album are almost as schizophrenic as the album itself. On one hand, you will continuously be surprised and never even close to being bored, on the other hand, using all the spices in the world in the same soup might not turn out to be the greatest dish ever made.
Jan 30 2012

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
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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