Boomkat Product Review:
SYCH is a baffling look inside the minds of some of today’s most confusing and brilliant experimental minds, we’ve got horn player Wally Shoup, Burning Star Core’s C Spencer Yeh, percussion deity Chris Corsano and West Coast guitar legend Bill Horist and when stuck in a room together they don’t let things get dainty, that’s for certain. ‘Lunar Roulette’ is a cacophonous racket, but one with such pointed intensity it’s easy to get totally lost in its clouds and flurries of notes, coughs and breaks. Corsano is on absolute top form here, and as he did in the legendary Flower/Corsano duo lays down a base coat of splatter-core percussive energy for the performers to paint across with their particular individual stylings. Spencer’s vocals prove a particular high point as he spits and gurgles over the industrial strength drunken free-jazz of the title track. These worldess, primal sounds prove just as effective as any brass or woodwind instrument and take the record to the next level, setting it far beyond any other recent records in the genre. Look closer, and prepare yourself for some very intense listening.