One who studies the soul

i-D magazine has an interview with instrumental dubstep fusion maestro Psychologist. As part of the interview they asked him where the name came from and he gave quite a beautiful answer

What’s behind the name?

Literally, Psychologist means ‘one who studies the soul’, we think of it as a scary word in our harsh-sounding, Germanic language, but it actually means something really beautiful. I also like that it is ambiguous as to whether it’s me studying my own soul, or yours, or you studying my soul, or me asking you to study your own. It’s like a big impossible object that goes around and around.

If you want something of the more melodic side of Psychologist ‘Comes in Waves’ is a particularly beautiful track, while you can listen to an example of his unusual fusion style on the track ‘1:1’.

Link to i-D interview with Psychologist.
Link to ‘Comes in Waves’ on YouTube.


  1. Posted September 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Neither of the linked tracks are dubstep. I enjoy the sound though. If Psychologist does have some actual dubstep tracks, could you point me to them?

  2. juandestruction
    Posted September 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Not really my type of music — not saying I don’t enjoy it — but they do give a new meaning the word “psychology”. :)

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