Singer of Psyche, and several side projects over the years. Performing around the world and being involved in various genres of music. Darrin Campbell Huss has become renowned for his wide vocal range as well as his appealing timbre. Fantastically...
Singer of Psyche, and several side projects over the years. Performing around the world and being involved in various genres of music. Darrin Campbell Huss has become renowned for his wide vocal range as well as his appealing timbre. Fantastically smooth male vocals over acoustic and spacey electronica. Emotional melancholy and relaxed moodscapes. Romantic and thoughtful lyrics to make your heart melt while grooving in harmony.
Psyche in Concert - Review 2008 by Reflection Of Darkness PSYCHE is one of those bands that hold a cult status even beyond the borders of independent music. Like all big names they also started very small with the brothers Darrin & Stephen Huss...
Psyche in Concert - Review 2008 by Reflection Of Darkness PSYCHE is one of those bands that hold a cult status even beyond the borders of independent music. Like all big names they also started very small with the brothers Darrin & Stephen Huss founding the band in 1982. However, first material wasn’t released until 1985 with the now legendary self-produced debut ‘Insomnia Theatre’ only marking the start of a remarkable career that lasts for a quarter century now; a career that brought forth such evergreens as ‘Unveiling The Secret’ from the same-titled second album with which they achieved their European breakthrough and the unforgettable ‘Misery’ from the 1989 output ‘The Influence’ as well as countless other hits raising their popularity to remarkable heights. Darrin who is the only constant member since the foundation always was eager to experiment and so the sound was subjected to an unhesitant change, so the fans never could be sure what would follow next yet they knew that the essence of PSYCHE would never change and it hasn’t until today. http://www.psyche-hq.de/ /http://www.myspace.com/psyche
Music & Performance
“Scream as loud as you can!” commands PSYCHE mastermind Darrin Huss halfway through the set, and the crowd in front of him was happy to comply with that. Darrin performed with yet another keyboarder - a certain Frank from Cologne/Germany - but he and his voice are the focus of PSYCHE anyway. Unfortunately Huss’ voice struggled a bit during the first song but he found back to form rather quickly. Later into the gig his vocals were impressive as ever. A beautiful new version of the classic ‘Unveiling the Secret’, which also featured an acoustic guitar (albeit played by the laptop, hehe), was quite stunning in particular. But besides some PSYCHE classics we also got quite a number of cover versions - as Huss pointed out quite rightly PSYCHE have enough good songs on their own, but hey those cover versions are cool!
During JOY DIVISION’s ‘Disorder’ (now available as a neat 7” vinyl) Huss freaked out and danced wild - quite apparently he absolutely loves this song - and ‘Goodbye Horses’ was a crowd pleaser as usual. Before PSYCHE left the stage they did yet another cover, and Huss told us the reason for the choice: “Let’s face it, without this band I wouldn’t be on stage now!” What followed was SOFT CELL’s ‘Sex Dwarf’, and Huss’ performance was sweaty, stomping and delirious. PSYCHE got is in the right festival mood with some great Electro Pop tunes of their own and some covers which everybody knows, or at least should know. I just hope that the promoters of all the festivals will realize that a band with such a history and which is still going strong deserve a better placement in the line-up. [Yes, take this as a broad hint that PSYCHE should be invited again to perform at the club stage later in the evening *g*].