Sea Of Tranquility

The Web Source for Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal & Jazz-Fusion
  Search   in       
Main Menu

Psychic Paramount, The: Live 2002-The FrancoItalian Tour

Hmmm, where to start with this one. The Psychic Paramount are a three-piece band consisting of Drew St. Ivany (guitar) , Ben Armstrong (bass), and Tatsuya Nakatani (drums), who got together from the ashes of the defunct NYC combo Laddio Bolocko. The group formed five days before a scheduled tour of France and Italy in 2002, of which these recordings were culled from for this release. Previously available as a CDR and now officially released, Live 2002-The Franco-Italian Tour is raw, violent, bootleg quality noise rock. Washes of guitar loops, feedback, manic drums, and many other psychedelic sounds waft through the mix during this six-song album, mostly without a drop of melody in sight, but always furious with a sense of adventure and reckless abandon that borders on math rock as well as ambient and electronic soundcapes. Nakatani is a monstrous player, flailing his kit like a pissed-off demon, while St. Ivany lets loose plenty of molten shards of scorching, feedback laden guitar passages. It's manic at times, mind-altering at others, and I'm not sure how musical it all is, but there's no denying that you can't ignore it. Worth a listen if you are into experimental stuff.

Track Listing
1) Lyon
2) Paris Pt. One
3) Paris Pt. Two
4) Napoli/Perpignan Pt. Two
5) Perpignon Pt. One
6) Ex-Visitations

Added: May 25th 2006
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Band Website
Hits: 2053
Language: english

[ Printer Friendly Page Printer Friendly Page ]
[ Send to a Friend Send to a Friend ]


[ Back to the Reviews Index | Post Comment ]

2004 Sea Of Tranquility
For information regarding where to send CD promos and advertising, please see our FAQ page.
If you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.
Please see our Policies Page for Site Usage, Privacy, and Copyright Policies.

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all other content Sea of Tranquility

SoT is Hosted by