Album Name: Transition
Year/Label: 2003 / Wasp Factory
[Buy at Psychophile Official Site]
Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Psychophile are unashamedly gothic. Their lead singer is the deep-voiced Lucy Pointycat, who brings a great deal of intensity to the bands heavy sound.
“Mirrors” is a song where Lucy gets to show off her higher register. The menacing backing brings latter-day Siouxsie to mind.
“Never had a Face” is sombre and forbidding. Lucy humanises it with her radiant vocal. It echoes eighties synth band Yazz, but sounds a great deal darker. Lucy sounds like Alison Moyet’s evil daughter.
“Sciagraphy” is a sensuous, techno-tinged track.
“Vice Girl” is a haunting song with a pounding beat.
A cover of Ultra Vivid Scene’s “Mercy Seat” closes the album.
Psychophile are clearly a gifted band.
Posted on December 10, 2003
1. Visions Images and Dreams
3. Never Had a Face
7. For Her
8. Vice Girl
13. Mercy Seat