The team and I recently attended the Liberty City Anime Convention in New York City. For the sake of tradition, we always try and attend at least one concert while attending a convention. This time around we had the opportunity to attend the Psyche Corporation show.
Psyche Corporation is a cyber/steampunk band fronted by a cooky powerhouse vocalist. Their sound is very electronically heavy which is common of cyber punk music. Psyche Corp. is also from the future. There named after a dream manufactured group. In a world where, people are able to download dreams from the internet using neural implants.
And No, I am not making this shit up. It’s on her website.
From that point own, I knew this concert was going to get quite strange. And it definitely was. Then she took her act a step future. She admitted that her music held hidden messages. Which wasn’t that much of a stretch.
The music was dark. In other moments very conversational. And very fairy tale esque in it’s sound and performance. I felt like watching a play unfold rather then a concert. Or cross between a burlesque and ballet recital- arguably at least.
It was sort of like we were transported elsewhere while in that darken room with dim florescence lights. Like some type of disillusioned reality- a genjutsu of sorts. I spent the majority of the concert totally confused. I’d also like to add the fact that everything was in English. I really couldn’t grasp my head around anything.
One of the most memorable things for me at this show was definitely the music.
A cover of Edgar Allan Poe’s Annabel Lee was performed.
As well as a song about a political uprising and a haunted hotel with talking walls. These all sound like movie premises. And based on what I read about them, I feel like this was intention. And this is just one layer added too the spectacle known as Psyche Corp.
I thoroughly had a good time. So much so, that I needed answers. So I purchased two of her CD on the spot.
If she shows up on a bill at convention or an event near you. I highly suggest checking out a performance.
For more info you can check out her website:
Shout out to Drey for the wonderful pictures. More will be uploaded under the photography tag.
Until next time.