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by PsiVamp

Electronic sounds of Techno with Dark Gothic/Vampiric undertones that offers you an alternate reality that you may not want to return from. This is Music you can Truly Feel.
Genre: Electronic: Trance
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Introduction
2:12 $0.99
2. A PsiVamp Awakening
8:44 $0.99
3. The Shield
6:00 $0.99
4. Void
1:06 $0.99
5. Succubus
7:04 $0.99
6. Nightmare
1:34 $0.99
7. Let the Nightmare Begin
4:50 $0.99
8. Sin
1:47 $0.99
9. Curse Of Cain
7:14 $0.99
10. Ain Soph
1:18 $0.99
11. Quippoth
4:10 $0.99
12. Evolution
1:38 $0.99
13. The Oracle
5:25 $0.99
14. Insight
1:13 $0.99
15. Ordo Demonae
6:30 $0.99
16. Twilight
6:07 $0.99
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Album Notes
When looking for well-produced and captivating music in Gothic Trance (Darkwave) there is no other that has the ability to come close to PsiVamp. He has taken the "listening" out of he music, and allows you to "feel" each beat and melody.

Fans that listen to PsiVamp music describe the experience as "it takes me away into a place where my fantasies and dreams merge into my reality..." or "..The songs create stories that I can feel and see with clarity.." or "The heavy hard pounding beats keep me wondering what could be next?"

PsiVamp's music is currently being played on Radio Nosferatu, (what was Vampire Radio), where only after three days on the request list his song, Lilitu Espiritus reached #1 on the weekly top 40. It held this spot for a month only to be replaced by another PsiVamp song Temple Damaak. Not only is PsiVamp still holding the number one spot, he is beating out bands such as Type O Negative and Rage Against the Machine.

PsiVamp was already showing musical talent at the young age of seven, playing and creating his own songs on a keyboard. In middle school he began to study the beautiful music of the violin, which has inspired the intense strings of his songs. While taking guitar instruction, he would often frustrate his instructors since he would play by ear rather than instruction, passing the other students in his music class. Graduating in 1986 he set out on various ventures to learn more about the worlds cultures and religions. With the collective knowledge of research and experiences, he has blended a unique outlook on life into a sound that captivates his audience by combining illusions and fantasies into a new world of reality. While creating this world, PsiVamp's music transports the listener to a place where the reality is only restricted by the listeners' imagination.
On July 3rd, 2001 PsiVamp was struck by lightning and went flat line in the emergency room. The momentary death experience influenced him in many ways. The experience has also affected him in his personal life as he has become more eccentric, hermetic, and as he would say, ".... has truly awakened....".



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Evil DJ Petey

A thoughtful and carefully arranged work, Doppelganger is dark, but not gloomy.
evil DJ petey

artist name : PsiVamp
album title : Doppelganger
label : FlatLine Media
date : 2004
color : instrumental
classification : dark techno;
light industrial with
hints of classicism
listen while : reading or studying
meditating, dancing

rating : $ $ $ $
(four out of five)

recommend : yes

* Beware of mind wandering while driving, as you may miss an exit.

A thoughtful and carefully arranged work, Doppelganger is dark, but not gloomy. It is full of energy and complex.
Though the music is still computer-programmed and dependant on synthesizers, without the guaranteed benefiting of live adjustments to the sound particular to the space in which it is to be listened to, this release has effects added to enhance its impact as played by a home or office stereo at medium levels or lower. There is a light reverb throughout, mimicking the acoustic space of the ideal (and perhaps imaginary) concert location, only without the faint rattle of glass against hardwood.
The sound is more dynamic and variegrated than any other recording I have heard from PsiVamp.
At higher volumes, I was bothered by the deep and pervasive bass, but it was a simple problem to solve. Persistent repetition, though patterns must be established to appreciate variations.

One major draw to this music is the possibilities it offers. On the practical side, pure instrumental music makes a convenient bridge between other songs of similar style, without fear of interference from an unfamiliar voice. The dreamier aspect is that I could, if properly motivated, layer in samples of my own choosing.
Dancing to the music is only the most obvious answer, as that was its intended purpose. Less expected, it could be good for reading or studying. Lyrics tend to distract me from the words on the page, but I don't want to be put to sleep by sedate music.

Time has taught me that techno/industrial music comes with the requisite samples from bad movies, and screaming or growling vocals heavily distorted by effects. Those are absent, but they aren't particularly missed.
Music without words or vocals can be difficult to fully grasp in a single sitting. It is rare and unexpected in this genre, and without language it can be abstract. If it lacked the driving beat, the music may well fit into the classical or new age genres, and I would not feel I had to, because pure instrumentation is what is expected. It does share many similarities with those styles, but tends to be as dark as they are light. PsiVamp might be compared to Jan Hammer.

In the absence of language, without words to ground and guide understanding, the mind is cast adrift, and goes where it pleases. That is the quality that brings me back to the album repeatedly, and what makes it good for study or meditation. I am invited to wander for an hour or so, but the landscape is different. Electronic new age might take me to floating castles and rainbow-hued sunsets. Classical instrumentation may conjure visions of Arcadian palazzos, garden parties in brocaded gowns and powdered wigs. But where has Doppelganger taken me? There is no single place, as it changes every time.

A few snapshots from my wanderings :

The Introduction should be understood first in context of an image, sparse and briefly glimpsed. Thick symphonic reverberations and what are scarcely recognized as human cries.

A PsiVamp Awakening is a howling, pulsating experience; though the mechanical rhythm is strong, the skipstep prevents the necessary confidence. There is a space of phasing... it concludes with a heartbeat pulse, returning the listener's own heart to a healthy 120bpm.

The Shield has a hard techno-industrial beat... it concludes with what seems to be the noise of a helicopter propeller.

Succubus is a fun and sexy song.

Twilight brings tribal beats, with mechanical harpsichord progressions and timorous string interjections... The result of colonial collaborations with the native population. Rich orchestral interludes fill out the composition. Although for a time the sound hollows out into a more regular techno beat, it never loses its contemplative aspects.

full-length CD release - 16 tracks (66:58)

Grave Concerns Magazine

PsiVamp receives 5 stars
Arise out of the ashes of Temple, Georgia's cemetary comes a new Vampire Lord named PSI VAMP. His debut release "Doppelganger" is one slamming dark dance album. Psi Vamp combines techno with goth and soundtrack elements. The album can be played in both club genres; GOTH and RAVE. Imagine both subcultures unite together as ONE for only one night dance event. Now that would be very interesting! There are some tracks that stands the whole album out. You get songs like "A Psi Vamp Awakening", "Succubus", "Let The Nightmare Begin", this reminds me of Birmingham, Alabama based techno duo act Letrotek, "Evolution", "The Shield", a spellbound track with a twisted captivating web slinging futuristic feel, "Ordo Demonae", and "Curse Of Cain", a hardfloor club track with a beat that has a military march step full of adrenaline power. Doppelganger is an extraordinary creative art form masterpiece that will please the GOTHS and the RAVERS COMMUNITY. Buy the cd and while you're at it, make sure you get a strobelight because once you pop the disc in your player, you may not want to stop dancing.

Rating: Five Stars

Review By Donovan Tate


Awesome mind candy!
WOW! I'm hooked on this amazing candy for the mind. It's energizing and hypnotic at the same time. My husband and I were heading out of town the first time I listened to Doppelganger. He (hubby) was chattering away to me and the next thing I knew, he was poking me in the shoulder. I'd gotten so entranced with the music that I hadn't heard a word he'd said to me. I love the feel of the energy in the music...Incredible! This is the perfect music to blast wide open in your house and dance your butt off! I'm addicted! I hope to be able to purchase more from PsiVamp!