'Free All Psychic Centers' serves as a scrapbook-style document of the Grand Trine’s initial home recordings in the six months leading up to their first live performance. Originally released as a cassette by Montreal cassette-only label Campaign For Infinity, the release sold out of it’s first pressing in just three weeks. Presented now for the first time in Stereo by Alien8 Recordings, it is once again available for the public to enjoy.
One of Montreal’s most promising young bands, Grand Trine serves up a mixture of proto-punk meets psych, blended with well-constructed experimental soundscapes. The band has an uncanny ability to combine these disparate genres while maintaining cohesion and focus. Often Grand Trine like to keep things in the red and the energy level high, at times coming close to the fever pitch intensity of Japanese powerhouse psych unit High Rise. Interspersed alongside the heavy jams are extremely catchy soundscapes, take for example, the industrial inspired rhythmic track Saturn, which has more in common with Suicide and Throbbing Gristle than the proto-punk elements that run through most of the release.