DJs: Hanzel, Jaakko + guest DJ Alekzandra
Music: //Cold Wave // Post-Punk // Minimal Synth // EBM //
“Their grandiose themes paint the sky, and all that’s left to do is lie back and admire the view” – SOUNDS UK, 1986
PSYCHE are Canada’s best known Dark Synthpop act. The Electro-Pop pioneers who have been bringing their dramatic lyrical soundscapes with a touch of goth atmospherics, and crafty drum machine grooves to life for the past three decades!
An enduring legend of independent electronic music. From cold harsh industrial, through warm synthpop, dancefloor minimal, dark wave, and beyond. Best known for their hits “Unveiling The Secret”, “Eternal”, “Misery”, “Sanctuary”, “15 Minutes”, and their world renowned version of Q Lazzarus’ “Goodbye Horses” (which first became famous by its appearance in the movie “Silence Of The Lambs”).
To date, Psyche has released 11 full length albums, several compilations, and a DVD entitled “Imaginary Life” which includes video and live appearances spanning the formative years from as early as 1983 up to 2005.
SALLY DIGE (DK/CAN)
Sally Dige is a multidisciplinary artist known for her darkly poetic yet highly danceable electro-pop songs, DIY stylistic videos, design and visual art.
Sally‘s deep and commanding voice, coupled with her analogue-visual-processes and overlapping artistic mediums has formed an identity that oscillates between the edges of aggression and fragility, old and new.
Holding On was created during the time of intense inner turmoil. Despite being stretched to her emotional limits, Sally did not let the weight of her circumstances break her, instead channeling all of her pain and fears into the production of a series of incredibly powerful songs.
Stunningly, Sally used only her voice and a single synth to create this album. Even with so little gear, the songs are anything but minimal. Each song has a minimum of 100 tracks and, for some songs, 100 tracks for just the drum section alone. Every audible sound has 20 other sounds swimming beneath it.
These are songs written for dance floors but are sung about loneliness, death and the meaninglessness of existence. Sally‘s work tows the line between a blissful innocence and a heavy darkness. Think Gina X flavored post punk-disco rubbing against Twitch-era Ministry‘s lost Sade collab or Enya on LSD after a break up.
Holding On is Sally‘s second album, following her debut Hard to Please, out on Avant! in Europe and DKA in North America, with two separate cover designs.