Psykosonik

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Psykosonik
Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Genres Techno
Years active 1992–1997
Labels Exit Records (Dietrich Dexter), Wax Trax! Records
Members Paul Sebastien, Daniel Lenz
Past members Theodore Beale, Michael Larson

Psykosonik was an American techno music group. The band's lyrics feature cyberpunk and extropian themes such as Virtual Reality, AI, cybernetics, life extension, and general science.

History[edit]

Their first album, Psykosonik, was released in 1993. Their second album, Unlearn, was released in 1995.

The band's third album, Spiritual Machine, was completed by 1997 but was never released by the band's label, Wax Trax! Records, who were by this time owned by TVT Records. The experience led to the subsequent disbanding of Psykosonik.

Daniel Lenz went on to produce a single album with vocalist Brent Daniels under the band name Hednoize. In 2001 Lenz launched a short lived project called PsykoHed on MP3.com. He released his debut solo album, Stuck in a Dream, in 2008, featuring guest appearances by Brent Daniels, as well as Paul Sebastien of Psykosonik.

Michael Larson went on to become the audio director for Epic Games and produced the soundtracks for the Gears of War series.

Personnel[edit]

Members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Theodore Beale (1992–1994) – composition, lyrics
  • Michael Larson (1992–1994) – samples, percussion

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Release date Label
Psykosonik US: 1993-02-02
Japan: 1993-11-01
US: Wax Trax!/TVT
Japan: Polystar
Unlearn 1995-11-06 Wax Trax!/TVT
Spiritual Machine Unreleased Wax Trax!/TVT

Singles[edit]

Song Release date Album Notes Label
"Silicon Jesus" 1993-05-25 Psykosonik Released as four-track vinyl and six-track CD. Wax Trax!/TVT
"Welcome To My Mind" 1993-11-23 Psykosonik Released as five-track vinyl and seven-track CD. Wax Trax!/TVT
"Unlearn" 1995-08-08 Unlearn Released as five-track vinyl and ten-track CD. Wax Trax!/TVT
"Panik Kontrol (PQM's Deephead Pass)" Unknown Mortal Kombat: Annihilation soundtrack Released only as a white label promo. Wax Trax!/TVT

Movie and Game Soundtracks[edit]

Song Release date Title
Various 1993 X-Kaliber 2097|Activision
Various 1994 CyClones|Strategic Simulations, Inc.
"Unlearn (Josh Wink's Live Mix)" 1995 Mortal Kombat
"Theme" 1995 Marathon 2: Durandal
"Theme" 1996 Marathon Infinity
"It Has Begun" 1996 Mortal Kombat: More Kombat
"Panik Kontrol" 1997 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

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