FFO: Kraftwerk, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Psychic Hotline

Minimal wave music producer Psychic Hotline full-length album gets released

An hour long anthology of tracks recorded between 2015 and 2019, Psychic Hotline was a solo project of Ruth Mascelli, a multidisciplinary artist who is also a member of New Orleans-based punk band Special Interest. Calling time on the moniker with this compilation for Disciples, the tape runs the gamut from raw synth-punk blasts and industrial techno workouts, to hi-nrg dancefloor bangers and elegiac torch songs in the tradition of classic bedsit synth-pop. It highlights Ruth as a producer capable of crafting diverse soundscapes and gifted with a voice that vacillates between an affecting croon and a snotty punk scream, sometimes in the space of a single song. RIYL: The Screamers, early Cabaret Voltaire, Patrick Cowley, Giant Swan, Psychic TV, Minimal Wave. We also found these scattered excerpts in the psychic wreckage:

– transmissions from a vanishing coast

– for those seeking pleasure amidst adversity

– tekno catharsis

– equal parts dreamy, hypnotic and unsettling

– i’m waiting for your call…

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