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PSYCHICK WARRIORS OV GAIA

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Period

1988 - current

Genre

house, techno

Psychick Warriors ov Gaia

Techno act that is especially popular abroad. One of the first dance acts to put philosophical references into its music and with a reputation of creating a self-willed mixture of trance, ambient, acid and techno. One of the first Dutch live acts in the world of dance music.
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Members

Reinier Brekelmans   drumcomputer, sampler, synthesizer
Joris Hilckmann   drumcomputer, sampler, synthesizer
Tim Freeman   drumcomputer, sampler, synthesizer

Former members

Robbert Heynen   drumcomputer, sampler, synthesizer
Bobby Reiner   drumcomputer, sampler, synthesizer

Mentioned in the biography of

1999   Robin Freeman

Biography Psychick Warriors ov Gaia

Techno act that is especially popular abroad. One of the first dance acts to put philosophical references into its music and with a reputation of creating a self-willed mixture of trance, ambient, acid and techno. One of the first Dutch live acts in the world of dance music.

1985

Bobby Reiner, Reinier Brekelmans, Joris Hilckmann and Tim Freeman form the Infants and later Sluagh Ghairm, both industrial bands. Influenced by Genesis P. Orridge's Temple ov Psychick Youth they form the Katharos Foundation, which promotes TPY way of thinking in the Netherlands. The foundation releases cassette tapes, videos and a magazine.

Robin Freeman The Infants

1988

The Katharos members attend the first Dutch acid parties and in the hypnotic beats they recognize the trance rituals in which they are already interested. After meeting Robert Heyne they decide to form the Psychick Warriors ov Gaia.

1989

February sees the publication of the first issue of Silencer magazine by the Katharos Foundation.

1990

PWOG sign to the Belgian body music label KK.

1991

The release of the Exit 23 EP which is an instant success, especially in the UK where the band gets raving reviews. The band frequently tours the UK.

1992

The first album, Ov Biospheres and Sacred Grooves, comes out. A rather complex album with many layered rhythms and voices and ambient/industrial influences. The album is less dance-like than the EPs. With the Obsidian single the band joins the tribal house movement.

1993

The Exit 23 EP is released in a by Drum Club remixed version, which is especially popular in the clubs. The double 12" Psychick Rhythms Volume 1 comes out. It is more of a DJ-album, this in contrast to the band's debut album. The songs feature tribal beats and percussion and sound like remixes of one song. PWOG also does a minimal remix for UK band Orbital.

1994

The band is invited to record a session with famous BBC Radio One DJ John Peel. Robert Heynen leaves the band and forms Exquisite Corpse. The Out Now! EP continues the direction into which the band moved with Psychick Rhythms. The band increasingly focuses on rhythms, which makes them more popular in the clubs. The more progressive fans, however, are not so happy with this new sound.

Exquisite Corpse

1995

PWOG plays the Roskilde festival in Danmark.

1996

PWOG hit back with release of the band's third album Record of Breaks and the single Kraak, a wonderful jam featuring a sample of a stylus that is stuck. The fans are also very enthusiastic and the band goes on a tour of Europe. Kraak releases a remix EP with remixes by Plastikman, Coil and Mark Broom.

2002

Re-masters of old material are re-released by the KK label pretending it concerns previously unreleased work. Tim Freeman and Peter Koedoot (worked with PWOG on the live mixes) start the dance label Intergalactic Special Information Service (I.S.I.S.). Reinier Brekelmans is also involved.

Discography Psychick Warriors ov Gaia

In the discography you will find all recordings that have been released listed chronologically. We restrict ourselves to the title, the type of audio, year of publication or recording, label, list of guest musicians, plus any comments on the issue.

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Psychick Warriors ov Gaia - Exit 23 (The Drum Club Remix)
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