One EP, two LPs, and an insert with a mission statement. What they lacked in quantity is made up for, a million times over, in quality.
The English band Ordinary Psycho enjoyed a short but brilliant burst of life from about 1997 to 2004.
Their first EP, “Introducing Ordinary Psycho, Special Limited Discovery CD (With Marion Crane,” offered the world only twenty minutes of music. So well crafted, though, the music continues to speak to me after innumerable listens over the past sixteen years. Enjoying its pleasures as I type this piece, the music seems as alive to me today as it did in 1998. In 2000, they released their first LP, The New Gothick LP (sometimes just The New Gothic–without the k). A year later, they released their second and final LP, Vol. II.
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post—back in September 2013—I first encountered…