Stephen Huss (musician)

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Stephen Huss
Void Logic - original.jpg
Background information
Born(1967-08-19)August 19, 1967
OriginCanada
DiedAugust 2, 2015(2015-08-02) (aged 47)
Waterloo, Ontario
GenresSynthpop Electronic Music
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsSynthesizer
Years active1980's–2015
Associated actsPsyche

Stephen Huss (August 19, 1967 – August 2, 2015)[1] was a founding member of the Canadian dark synthpop band Psyche.[2]

Career[edit]

Stephen Huss formed Psyche in 1981 with his brother Darrin Huss. He was unable to continue in live performance after 1989 due to his ongoing struggle with schizophrenia.[3] He continued recording with the band into the early 90's, after Darrin had relocated to Germany, but discontinued songwriting with the band after the release of "Intimacy" in 1994.[4][5] He had kept a relatively low profile since that time, but had released three solo albums released in the 2000s followed by a fourth, posthumously released by his brother on what would have been his 48th birthday.[6]

Solo discography[edit]

He has released 6 solo albums. The albums are largely instrumental. The last three releases were put out posthumously as digital downloads on what would have been his subsequent birthdays. The second album, Lost Oasis, features guest vocals on "Conjure" by his brother Darrin Huss. "Notes Of A Lifetime" also features a demo entitled "For Another Day" that was recorded by the two brothers in 1999 to develop future Psyche songs in the original lineup. [7]"Life Force" was released to celebrate what would have been Stephen's 50th birthday. The music was recorded on CD and cassette between 2006 and 2011. Compiled, edited and mastered by his brother Darrin. First released on August 19 on Bandcamp, followed by wider availability through Spotify, Amazon, and iTunes, etc at the end of August, 2017.

  • Void Logic (2004)
  • Lost Oasis (2006)
  • Alien Tango (2009)
  • Moonlife (2015)
  • Notes Of A Lifetime (2016)[8]
  • Life Force (2017)[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.lifenews.ca/announcement/5789571-huss-stephen-dennis
  2. ^ http://www.post-punk.com/stephen-huss-original-member-of-psyche-has-passed-away/
  3. ^ [http://www.lifenews.ca/announcement/5789571-huss-stephen-dennis
  4. ^ Probing Darrin Huss' Psyche
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-08-27. Retrieved 2015-08-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/moonlife/id1039146963
  7. ^ http://www.discogs.com/artist/248182-Stephen-Huss
  8. ^ http://psyche.bandcamp.com/album/notes-of-a-lifetime-2
  9. ^ https://www.discogs.com/release/10813184

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