The music of Physical Suicide Deterrent System Project, (or PSDSP for short) is more complicated then just “grunge”, as the band pulls from jazz and psychedelic genres while often eschewing the normal “verse/chorus/bridge” construction of a song to create a river of sound that takes you on a sonic journey with intelligent and poetic lyrics that uphold deep imagery to tell a story of both darkness and hope.
With their incredible back stock of songs, the band ripped us open from the get-go with a soothing instrumental piece, then tore through punked-out thrashers like “Stolen Fruit”, “Shoulder”, “Overpass”, “Give It Up For The Ocean” as well as the instrument jazz-like song “Time Thing” and the sweetly crafted “Love Grows”. PSDSP ended their amazing set of rollicking hard-core tunes with a killer version of their punk-ass, bass-thumping rager “Orders Of The Motherboard” bringing the crowd to a happy mosh pit mentality of pogo dancing and headbanging.
I would like to say that a PSDSP show can be like a spiritual experience, bringing a powerful force of someone else’s creative juju into our own bodies as it uplifts and shifts our personal reality. Spirituality comes in all shapes and sizes, and to me “spirit” is music, as music changes us in positive ways and helps us recreate who we are and how we see the world.