Andrey Psychè is an interdisciplinary artist that found solace in music. What once was background noise has become the centerpiece of his life. He spends most of his time translating his other disciplines into music. Paintings turn to poetry turn to lyrics turn to songs turn to album covers turn to clothe apparel and so on. Psychè recycles every bit of creativity he stumbles upon, squeezing out everything he can before moving on to whatever is next.
His music has been labeled as raw, honest, and emotional slap to the face, by listeners all over the world. Psychè sees music as abstract as his splatter paintings.
"There is a pattern in nature that artists exploit," said Psychè, "my music is no different. Just like in my paintings, I provide a framework, a lattice onto which the viewer, or the listener, projects his own consciousness, using the art as a mirror to peer deep into their own subconscious mind." He continued, "I include visually stimulating lyrics with fragments of my own emotional experience to induce imagery in the mind, and the audience does the rest. They imbue the message with their own stories, their own life, and through me, or other artists, they come closer and closer to the unattainable, the knowledge of self."
His sound has been compared to Mumford & Sons, Pearl Jam, Don Mclean, Cat Stevens, Chris Isaak, Josè Gonzáles, Julien Baker, to name a few. Psychè focuses on the honesty of the emotion he is trying to capture. He said, "If I can't make myself cry, what chance do I stand with getting you to?"
Through his knowledge of the guitar, Psychè creates catchy melodies upon which he builds up a soundscape of emotions. Adding in symbolic language that seems to fall out of his chest, he weaves the two together through layers of familiar change. "The vocal melody has a definitive pattern, but Psyché also manages to make slight changes that keep monotony at bay. The guitar works much the same way, with a regular pattern imbibed with ultra flair at key points," says Dan Ray from Dan's Tunes Seattle.
If you get a chance to hear Psychè play live, all you will have at the end of the night is a shocked, disbelieving look, and the thoughts of "Wow" repeated over and over again.
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