psomni bio

Matt Morris: vocals/keyboards/sax/flute
June Kato: bass/baritone guitar
Newell Anatol: guitars/drums
Wendi Silberman: cello

Described as Middle Eastern Trance Rock from Outer Space, psomni incorporates a variety of instruments to create its unique sound. Analog synths, casio keyboards, baritone & c-melody saxophones, flutes, and cello help accent the core drum and bass rhythms. The band explores the voice as an experimental instrument through the use of effects processors as well as foreign languages, such as Albanian and Japanese.

Influenced by jazz, rock, ethnic and experimental music, psomni strives to break new ground like artists such as Joy Division, Portishead, Sonic Youth, Radiohead, Brian Eno, Miles Davis, The Teargarden, Swans, and Massive Attack.

psomni released minimalism on Spat! Records in late 2001 to warm reviews in the press from magazines like Razorcake (Formerly Flipside), Performer Magazine, and Freq (UK). They received airplay on numerous college radio stations, online radio stations, and charted on CMJ for several weeks (7 weeks in Nashville, the band’s hometown, peeking at #6 on 91.1 WRVU). The song Bimidbar has been picked up by XM Satellite Radio and receives daily airplay across the country. XM also featured the band on its RADAR Report- a weekly show that highlights the nation’s up and coming bands.

psomni will release their second album, Mechanics of Mind, this Spring.

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