Psychic Equalizer was started by Spanish pianist and composer Hugo Selles in 2011. It began as a solo project, mostly in the electronic ambient music field with hints of jazz and classical piano. The idea was to create musical landscapes that would suggest different emotional atmospheres and states of mind.
Currently, the sound of Psychic Equalizer has evolved to a more art-rock aesthetic and a fixed lineup has been established. It is no longer a solo project but a band formed by musicians from different nationalities and musical backgrounds (from left to right in the picture):
Carlos Barragán. Colombian classical and electric guitarist.
Adrián Ubiaga. Spanish pianist and composer.
India Hooi. Australian singer, sound engineer and multi-instrumentalist.
Hugo Selles. Spanish pianist, composer and producer.
Psychic Equalizer's first era focused on a mixture of contemporary jazz, ambient electronic and minimal music. Producing three studio releases between 2012 and 2017, musicians that participated during that time were guitarist Quico Duret and drummer Morten Skøtt, as well as those who form the current line-up.
Psychic Equalizer's second era has seen the release of The Sixth Extinction with the collaboration of the choir Camerata Coral of the University of Cantabria. This album is a transition, stylistically speaking, to progressive rock, while still including elements from jazz, new-age and world music. A new EP will be released on April 23rd, focusing on a more prog/hard rock sound. Both works are to be presented live in Santander on May 30th.
10/2/20 Concert in Santander on May 30th. Psychic Equalizer will be joined by the choir CCUC, drummer Ville Syrjäläinen and cellist Miguel Diez. Tickets on sale from February 20th.
10/2/20 Psychic Equalizer announces new EP 'Revealed' to be released on April 23rd. This studio EP consists of 4 brand new songs and 1 acoustic version. It wil be available on limited sleeve CD edition via the official Bandcamp site of the band; as well as on streaming/downloading at all major digital outlets.
12/1/20 Psychic Equalizer writes the music for the NGO Los 18: Between Sea and Sky (Anthem for Los 18) is available on digital platforms. More info about Los 18 on the link.
9/10/19 The band goes back into the studio to record a new EP.
16/9/19 After two years of complex production, Psychic Equalizer's second LP The Sixth Extinction is finally released today. Available on sleeve CD and digital on all major platforms. The album marks a milestone for the project, aesthetically and because of the formation of an established band.
14/9/19 Pre-release party for the new album The Sixth Extinction at La Maleta de Luz in Santander, northern Spain.
6/9/19 New videoclip for the title track of the upcoming new album The Sixth Extinction. Directed and produced by Edgar Robles and Hugo Selles.
4/6/19 The first single to be taken from the new album is Lonely Soul. The videoclip has been directed and produced by Edgar Robles and Hugo Selles.
10/10/18 New videoclip and photoshoot for the new album in abandoned slaugtherhouse in Madrid.
8/10/18 Psychic Equalizer continues the recording of the new album at Estudio Uno in Madrid. Time for electric guitars with Carlos Barragán.
2/4/18 Vocals and choir parts recording for the new album. India Hooi, Adrián Ubiaga and Hugo Selles will be joined by the Camerata Coral of the University of Cantabria.
12/11/17 Drums, winds, percussion and acoustic guitars sessions with Morten Skøtt, India Hooi, Camile Bialas, Carlos Barragán and Juan Arce at Studio 3 of The Royal Danish Academy of Music.
2/5/17 Tour in Denmark and Spain in support of the latest release The Lonely Traveller. The band will consist of Hugo Selles, Quico Duret, Carlos Barragán and Birte R. Knutzen.
30/5/17 Psychic Equalizer starts the recording of a new album. Piano sessions with Hugo Selles and India Hooi at Studio Hall of The Royal Danish Academy of Music.
27/3/17 Hugo Selles has been awarded three silver medals at the Global Music Awards for the most recent LP by Psychic Equalizer: The Lonely Traveller.
21/1/17 Release concert and party for The Lonely Traveller in Metronomen, Copenhagen.
20/1/17 The new album is out now: The Lonely Traveller. An experimental fusion of jazz, neo-classical and ambient music. A trio-based album with collaborations of musicians from all around the world. Available on sleeve CD and digital format.
1/12/16 New single and videoclip out today! Adrift has been recorded in northern Spain and Denmark last August. Directed by Marcos F. Aldaco.
1/2/16 Live Memories EP is out now, including tracks from the concert given at the 8th Week of Unusual Music of Santander. Hugo Selles was joined by Quico Duret, Oriol Flores and Adrián Ubiaga.
2/1/16 Hugo Selles is back in the studio to record the first LP by Psychic Equalizer. He will be joined by guitarist Quico Duret and by drummer Morten Skøtt, among other musicians.