The PSYCHIC PARAMOUNT played a rich mix of the more violent side of Floydian instrumentals and spacey drone, with an underbelly of hammering drum thud on their debut album Gamelan Into The Mink Supernatural. Undoubtedly one of the loudest albums released in 2005, it introduced the world to this mysterious three piece from New York City.
Origins and Primitives is not the new studio album (expect that to arrive in spring '07) but rather documents the formation of the groups sound with a collection of home recordings that mines the collective unconscious. Far from the "in-the-red"
sound of Gamelan, Origins and Primitives explores the quieter side of The Psychic Paramount with pulsing guitar tones, looped feedback and mellow electro acoustic compositions. The set draws directly on the automatic method of composition to emphasize first impressions all while hinting at the shape of monsters to come.
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Wes from Garrett, IN
May 17 2011
I don't like this one. It's a double disc cd, first disc is electric guitar oriented and second disc is acoustic stuff. I only like about 2 songs on the first disc, the second disc i dont like any of the songs. The songs on this are just so boring and uninspired sounding. I like The Psychic Paramount's "Gamelan Into The Mink Supernatural" album that i reviewed here a couple months back, its pretty cool psychedelic music,but "Origins and Primitives" sounds uninspired to my perception. Check out "Gamelan Into The Mink Supernatural" or "II" instead of this one.