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Insomnia Theatre

by Psyche

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Double LP in a gatefold sleeve with loads of bonus material!

    A Total Time 21:20

    The Brain Collapses (Dance Mix)
    Wink Of An Eye
    Maggots
    Lies (never before released)
    Eating Violins

    B Total time 19:10

    Children Carry Knives
    Wrench
    The Brain Collapses (Original Concept)
    Suffocation
    Psychic Vampire


    C Total Time 21.00

    Ice (Original Cassette Mix) (never before released)
    Why Should I?
    Mr. Eyeball Ooze
    On The Edge


    D Total time approx 20:00

    Demons (from Unleashed cassette)
    Mind Over Matter (never before released)
    Body March 1,2.
    Splattered Nerves
    Night Watcher

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about

Originally self-released in 1985 as a single LP, Insomnia Theatre was Psyche's first album. Its brilliant style mixed dark electronics, new wave, industrial, and horror in ways that--back then--were quite shocking to its first Canadian audience, and which today are seen by synth music aficionados as a master work. With classic cuts The Brain Collapses, Maggots, Eating Violins, and Children Carry Knives, the album made its way to Europe where it was licensed by the pioneering French New Rose label. It also drew accolades from Melody Maker and NME, both of whom loved the record.

Sounds Magazine praised Insomnia for being "dirty in these limpdick times"--which more or less says exactly what anyone could ever want to have said about their debut.

The Artoffact Records reissue is completely remastered and includes several bonus tracks which have never before been released. The base of the recording is the original Canadian LP Mix, with the addition of several tracks from the New Rose 1985 edition, plus bonus tracks from the Contorting the Image EP (1986) and the very rare Unleashed cassette (1988). Singer Darrin Huss personally selected all the bonus material, including the never-before-heard Ice and Mind Over Matter.

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released July 22, 2016

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Track Name: Night Watcher
Night Watcher

Wandering late at night
In a dream under lights
Stern expression
Time to act

Survived by an old face
Old face

You’ve got cold rough hands
And abrasive skin
Can’t you see I’m tired
Tired of giving in

Bones are aching
This rotting corpse
In a perfect body
But the surface is wearing thin

Face like leather
With empty eyes

You’ve got cold rough hands
And abrasive skin
Can’t you see I’m tired
Tired of giving in

Derelict expression
I’m tired of giving in

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