Psychic Ills and Gibby Haynes’ Nowhere in the Night arrives from somewhere sometime ago, a document of sound bending, twisting, and stretching with the joy of collaboration and untethered aspiration.
Psychic Ills, then the trio Tres Warren, Elizabeth Hart, and Brian Tamborello, first intersected musically with Gibby Haynes, then and forever the founding member of Butthole Surfers, when the two groups with Texas roots toured extensively in 2009, and next when the Ills invited Haynes to contribute to the fourth volume of FRKWYS, an ongoing series of intergenerational collaborations that began that same year. Featured alongside interpretations of Psychic Ills’ music by Juan Atkins and Faust’s Hans-Joachim Irmler, Haynes’ contribution, a melted, modular melange, inspired the four musicians to manifest their mutual appreciation in a studio setting.
After the Nowhere in the Night session, the mixed and mastered album would remain relegated to a handful of test pressings while respective creative paths lead to and through new horizons. The project was never abandoned, rather allowed time to steep in mystery. Tres Warren passed away in March 2020. With Liz's guidance, we’re humbled to offer this intimate yet expansive document, and honor Tres’s time with us.
released June 14, 2022
This album was recorded between 10 pm 2/4/2010 and 4 am 2/5/2010
Gibby Haynes - Vocals, Modular Synthesizer
Elizabeth Hart - Bass
Brian Tamborello - Drums
Tres Warren - Guitar, Loops, Percussion, Harmonica
Recorded by Matt Boynton at Monster Island, Brooklyn, NY,
Mastered by Patrick Klem, Klem Sound, Chandler, AZ
Lacquers cut by Mark Richardson for Prairie Cat Mastering, Belvidere, IL
Cover photo by Jeff Burch
Photo post-production and collage by Jasmine Pasquill
Design by WWFG
When it comes to following the beat of their own drum, New York’s Psychic Ills have exemplified the phrase since their
beginnings in 2003. Initially spawned from electronic-centered home recording experiments, they progressed into all-night full-band exploration in a neighborhood where noise wasn’t a problem....more