The mutilated guitar buzz, hissing vocal fury, Cyberdyne Systems drum processors and brooding atmospheric tekno are a powerful commixture brought to light through the channel of industrial noise punk so we can all start to free the body from the mind. 'The Psychic Hologram' is a mirror, a magnifying glass, a surgical kit and guidebook for self-liberation. Its freedom from flesh. Freedom from violence. Freedom from expectation. Freedom from "them". Us for us by us.
500 copies of 150gr vinyl housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket with 11x22 double sided poster and download card included. Art by Sainte-X. Sound by Capt. Tripps. Mastering by John Golden.
Our take: Debut vinyl from this band out of Olympia, Washington, playing a potent combination of d-beat influenced hardcore and industrial music. If you’re thinking “that sounds similar to L.O.T.I.O.N.” you’re not wrong, but Cyberplasm’s music stands on its own and there’s plenty of room for multiple artists to explore these styles’ intersection. After a short intro track, The Psychic Hologram starts with its most d-beat moment, “Dopamine Machinery,” which centers around a killer, Inepsy-style d-beat rock-and-roll riff. From there, Cyberplasm plays with a lot of different sounds, with each new track offering some new stylistic wrinkle, whether it’s dropping a catchy, S.H.I.T.-type bass line, a blistering G.I.S.M.-style riff, wild noise textures, an inventive drum machine pattern, or a memorable synth line. Your ear might take a few listens to make sense of the diversity, but I’m happy to put in a little extra effort for a band so dedicated to pushing at the edges of punk’s musical boundaries.