Manic Depressive Psychosis, MDP, were formed in 1990 at the Yerevan
State University. They soon collected ten compositions
for a debut album " Usurper of the Sun Rays" self-released in 1993. The album instantly won
popularity and the band received a cult status
The songwriting nucleus of Ed and Henry pursued
music experimentation, quite heavy and psychedelic.
MDP works embodied ethnic elements and harmonies,
were very close to sympho-rock, boasted passion,
intuition and inspiration.
In spring 1994 two legionaries from a heavy-metal
combo “Soma” joined the MDP that enhanced their
existence. They recorded their hit-single “the
River” - kind of a prog-suite that became a trump
and is mentioned in all anthologies of Armenian
Called a "soul scalpel", MDP decided
to go beyond Armenia to find their market in Russia.
The result was in releasing a controversial and
sophisticated, but obviously avant-garde metal
album “Take your Nibbled Apple Back.”
After a period of hibernation MDP lived a day
of revival, and interest towards their music was
increasing rapidly. “Falling in Love/Should I”
single recorded in September 2002 unexpectedly
incorporated trip-hop and funk influences. Hypnotic
and yet melancholic melodies covered by surreal
vocals of Edward completed a transition into a
new subtle stylistic territory more comparable
to modernized Sylvian/Portishead than anything
they made before. However, this did not last long. MDP again play very heavy
music. Now it is more sympho-metal with prog and
In 2003 and 2004 the MDP produced a range of
events, Festival MindPower, participated in the
rock festivals in Yerevan. The band has their
studio and concert venue and record regularly
not only themselves but also other Armenian bands.
In 2005-2006 the band gigged in Germany, Georgia and Armenia. A new video-clip featuring Ella Tarunz arrived at the beginnig of 2006. The long-anticipated studio album is being made at the moment and will be due end of 2006-beginning of 2007.