The Psychic Workshop

Real Name:
William Clay & Peter Paul Seva; Will Clay
Profile:
Shadyside, Ohio and Pittsburgh, PA (USA) based experimental ambient/industrial group active in the 1980s. The Psychic Workshop was formed during the world-wide 'Mail-Art' scene that developed in the mid-through-late 1980's. The group, which was William Clay, from Pittsburgh, PA [USA] and Peter Paul Seva from Shadyside, OH [USA], had 2 official releases as The Psychic Workshop: 'The Psychic Workshop' [PWC005] (1987) and 'cum all ye faithful' [SSS7] {through SSS Records, Pittsburgh, PA} (1987). 'Better Awareness Through Fear' was an independent release from 1988. The cassette 'only' album, which was limited to #100 copies, contained 4 songs that had been released previously by 'The Psychic Workshop'; including 1 new song and a 'Live' radio version of the song 'SWARM'. Two additional albums were recorded but never released. They were titled, 'ReCycled Music: ONE' and 'ReCycled Music: TWO', respectively. The group dissolved in late 1988 to early 1989. William Clay continues to write, record and perform; currently going by the name of ' Will Clay ' as well as 'lastfairdeal'. The where-about's of Peter Paul Seva are unknown. William Clay has scheduled the release of a 3 volume set of The Psychic Workshop; tentatively called 'The Psychic Workshop: THE FINAL TRANSMISSIONS Vols. 1-3', for the Spring of 2011. The set will include remastered versions of the material that had been previously released, as well as material that had been recorded and never released; including, material released under a number of different aliases.
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PWC005 The Psychic Workshop - Transmissions Of Decadence album art The Psychic Workshop Transmissions Of Decadence(Cass) Not On Label PWC005 US Unknown Sell This Version
sss7 The Psychic Workshop - Cum All Ye Faithful album art The Psychic Workshop Cum All Ye Faithful(Cass) SSS Productions sss7 US Unknown Sell This Version

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strange_strings

September 17, 2016
Does anyone know anything about those unreleased albums? I have a cassette copy, hand written labels on each side, with Transmissions of Decadence (different artwork on the j-card) on the A side with "Recycled Music" (no mention of this on the j-card) on the B side label. The A side I don't care for, but the B side. . . let me tell you, is fantastic slowed down classical sounding recordings. FANTASTIC droney ambient, for any time period, especially the late 80's. If "My Jubilee Ist Unverhemmet" by Nam June Paik is your thang. . . .this is just as melancholy and beautiful. Where are those 2011 reissues?? I need to hear more Recycled Music. . . . .

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