“Q: Are you planning on trying to return to the future any time soon, or would you prefer to stay a while longer and screw over “The Corporation” in this time line?
A: I cannot return to the future until time machines get invented again, so I have to stick around ‘til then at least.. It’ll be a while before the Corporation arises, but I would like to keep an eye on technological processes relevant to the Corporation so that all things are in place when the time comes, so to speak. It would be fairly embarrassing to try to devise a nightmare when you’re missing a key electroencephalotransmogrifier or something. You might just get mustard greens instead. Who wants mustard greens when you’re expecting Freddy Kreuger, right?”
-From an interview with Psyche Corporation, July, 2012
One of the challenges of writing about Psyche Corporation is that people assume we’re simply being hyperbolic. We say she sings beautifully; people assume she sings well. No; this is a classically-trained singer whose vocal range encompasses four octaves. And she has that same discipline you often find in those with operatic training and rock-and-roll hearts; sure, she can hit the mind-stopping force of that gorgeous perfect high note, but she seldom does, because what matters here isn’t the sheer skill or the range. It’s the way she knows how to strike some crystalline glissando, or puff out casual spoken words, go in low with a menacing growl.
And we say that she moves like a dancer; people figure it’s a figure of speech. No; as a trained dancer, she’s actually choreographed all of her own songs. Have you ever seen early David Bowie, or some of Lady Gaga’s more stylized work? Or the works of a traditional storyteller from a culture which uses dance linguistically? This is like that, only in a strange cybernautical, anachronistic world all her own.
Did we mention that last part? On top of her voice, her dance, her music (did we mention that she crafts some brilliantly intricate melodies? She composes much of that music herself, as well) – she’s created an entire world for her songs, one that comes out piece by piece through her various songs. It’s not unlike watching a series of short films, narrated from different points of view, putting together a larger set of stories and characters and circumstances in the dystopian future-and-past of Psyche Corporation, purveyors of dreams.
Psyche Corp will be doing their own songs, as well as a set of songs from the musical “Absinthe Heroes”. Don’ t miss Psyche Corporation – you’ll regret it for millennia.