PSDSP is a promising avant-grunge/jazz-rock band I discovered two weeks ago through Submithub submissions with their irresistible song, Ice Age, released as a single on August 28th, 2020. The band is officially making releases since 2018. They have started their careers with an EP called; Orders (2018), and released two more singles, Toilet Seat Headdress (2020) and Ice Age (2020). Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
“Physical Suicide Deterrent System Project” a.k.a. PSDSP is surely one of the most impressive underground bands I have discovered lately. Honestly, I am not familiar with this specific genre that they call “avant-grunge.” Still, I can tell you that these American gentlemen are showing huge potential with their understanding of music, intelligent songwriting skills, instrumentation, and musical knowledge. But they make the actual difference with their thinking outside of the box abilities. And this is what I admire the most in a real artist. PSDSP doesn’t just try to make good music here; this is just another level.
Ice Age is a phenomenal 7 minutes long track with fantastic composition. First of all, I loved the live performing vibes in their music. Just close your eyes and imagine them playing it in front of you. Beautiful. When I think about the song in general, I can say that there’s absolutely nothing standard about it. The composition has a beautiful balance between being simple and too complex. The journey starts super dynamic, takes the listener to a long journey with many energetic and atmospheric moments. It is impossible not to fall in love with their sentences in this composition.
On the other hand, the vocalist keeps everything calm on atmospheric parts, and then he builds up the excitement along with the song. I think he is talented in singing clean but exceptional with dirty vocals. The song’s overall vibe is mostly positive, never gets anywhere close to dark or minor melodies. And the energy flow is so beautiful you never feel like listening to a 7 minutes long song at all.