Psychic Reality is Leyna Noel, a New York-based keyboardist who has played with Pocahaunted among others. Four long years after her 2011 debut Vibrant New Age on Not Not Fun-- and following on from a rejuvenating trip to Jamaica with M. Geddes Gengras in 2013-- Noel is preparing to release her sophmore full-length Chassis for a May 5 release on Intercoastal Artists.
"'Wet on Wet' is a valentine to one of my best friends who once had a dream that I had a television show, Laying with Leyna," says Noel, "where my guests would lay in bed and talk with me. She was moving from NYC to Bali forever and we were drinking a lot of wine nights to get in a year's worth of visiting before she left, as I was writing this record. The writing of Chassis as a whole was me summoning wet-on-wet technique: making music after a long pause of not, not sure but not self-conscious, so just letting it rip. It's YOLO but with gravitas."