«Psychic Frequencies is the name of a musical project formed between artists Alistair Stray and David Clarkson in 2013. The name derives from the awareness and ability of the souls involved to perceive and sense the nature of the collaborative process from afar. It is a foresight and an extra sensory perception borne from the musical experience and ability of both individuals.
Alistair Stray: Stray has been involved in many areas of experimental music for the last 20 to 25 years, as well as being a visual artist, filmmaker and animator (mainly 8mm through video to digital). During the 90s, his main project was a film improvisation group called Deconstructed Cinema. He was also a founder member of the Raya Collective who played various venue types from clubs to squats and had a brief residency at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London.
Towards the end of the 90's, Stray formed an improv group called Irritants that mostly played the free party and squat scene as well as at Hugh Metcalfe’s
‘Klinker’ club night in London. In recent times, he has collaborated with his partner Anna Flack (a vocalist and experimental digital musician) under the
name Radical Elsewhere, releasing recordings on the DBS Sounds & Kreislauf labels. Stray has also released experimental music under the name Noosign on
the HAZE and Zimmer labels as well as on Bandcamp. The Kreislauf label has also put out his more dub based work under the name Inference.
In the last 30 years, Clarkson has been involved in many areas of music, mainly experimental. During the 80's, Clarkson released solo experimental/electronic music on cassettes under the name Central Processing Unit. In the year 2000, he formed the solo project Illuminati and has so far recorded 5 CDs, numerous vinyl appearances and has been featured on BBC radio and in film festivals. Illuminati also provided incidental music to the film of the media art installation ‘Human Avatars’ (Andrea Zapp, 2006) together with Vini Reilly (Durutti Column). Clarkson also co-founded the Lotta Continua label (2004-2010), Burst Couch experimental club night and co-formed experimental electronic trio Triclops (2001-2012) releasing 3 CDs. White Cube, Triclops and Illuminati have played more than 100 gigs sharing events with such artists as Keith Rowe, Janek Schaefer, Colin Potter, Andrew Liles, Biting Tongues, Crispy Ambulance, Melt Banana and Elbow. Clarkson is currently putting together new Illuminati material and has recently been involved in remix projects and a collaboration called Spectral Bazaar. A new website and bandcamp page under the name Cavendish House is due for launch.
As Psychic Frequencies, the collaborating duo's musical compositions are difficult to label. They are essentially tripped out journeys into the realm of roughly experimental and spaced out electronic music, with apparently no boundaries taken into account. Sometimes reminding of Twilight Zone, others of Space:1999 themed soundtracks, with probably some parts xamanic influenced... They are also weirdly populated with some sort of dubbed out future danceable cuts, kind of.
This stuff will likely mess up your head, for good.»
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