Juan Atkins, Faust, and Gibby Haynes Reinterpret Psychic Ills' Music on Upcoming 12"
- Words: Patric Fallon
For the fourth volume of RVNG's FRKWYS series, the New York label corralled a group of seemingly disparate musicians and producers to pay homage to Brooklyn experimentalists Psychic Ills. The artists selected to work on the project—a list which includes Detroit techno icon Juan Atkins (pictured above), Faust's Hans-Joachim Irmler, and Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers—are considered to be innovators and pioneers in their own right, and were each allowed a song from Psychic Ills' discography to reinterpret as they see fit. Atkins does his electro/techno thing to the song "Mantis," Irmler gives "Witchcraft Breaker" an industrial-tinged once-over, and Haynes gets weird with synthesized rhythms on "I Take You As My Wife Again." You can check out the artwork for FRKWYS Vol. 4, before it's released on September 21 in a variety of limited-edition packages, below.
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