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Galia Durant and Carim Classman.
Psapp is an English experimental electronic duo, consisting of Galia Durant and Carim Clasmann. They are mostly credited to have invented a musical genre called toytronica, which is electronic music made with toys and/or toy instrumments.Though they are not really known, Psapp is responsible for creating the music theme for the medical drama series Grey's Anatomy, "Cosy in the Rocket". They're also know for their sense of humor on stage, usually throwing hand-made cats on the audience.

It's hard to define Psapp's musicality. Some songs look like some kind of bossa nova, others sound really experimental, and others are more close to electronica. But it can be agreed that their tunes sound dreamy and child-like, together with Galia's smooth voice.

In 2009, they released the EP Early Cats and Tracks- Vol. II, a copilation of old songs presents in other EPs, then they went in a hiatus until 2012. At that time, Galia was dedicating herself to an illustrator career, with a brand new website.

In the end of 2012, however, they did a Twitter account and, apparently, are making a new album for 2013.



  • Extended Plays:
    • Do Something Wrong (2003)
    • Rear Moth (2004)
    • Buttons and War (2004)
    • Early Cats and Tracks- Vol. 1 (2006)
    • Hi (2006)
    • Early Cats and Tracks- Vol. 2 (2009)
  • Studio Albums:
    • Northdown (2004- released exclusively in Japan)
    • Tiger, My Friend (2004)
    • The Only Thing I've Ever Wanted (2006)
    • The Camel's Back (2008)
    • What Makes Us Glow (2013)
    • Tourists (2019)

Their music, videos and themselves include examples of:

  • Animated Music Video: About Fun, The Monster Song.
  • Author Appeal: Cats. Just look at the album covers.
  • Bizarre Instrument: A xhylophone made of bones and an iron chicken they call Brunhilde.
  • Cover Version: They have covered Al Stewart's Year of the Cat and The Aristocats' Everybody Wants to be a Cat.
  • Everything Is an Instrument: From toys to kitchen tools to animal noises. In the The Only Thing I've Ever Wanted booklet they credit an unknown cat.
  • Advertisement:
  • Instrumentals: Marshrat, Whores, Biskitt, Homicide, Glob.
  • Long Title: Somewhere There Is a Record of Our Actions.
  • Lyrical Dissonance:
    • The Monster Song; really cheerful tune about someone who will get eaten by a monster, though it could also be a metaphor for envy.
    Oh and it's happening again
    And I do not like this pain
    Now that it's got me I will never be the same.
    • Apple Block, happy song about a really pessimistic person:
    I'll never be a good cartographer
    I can't read a map
    And I have never been from Europe
    I don't like the suntrap
    I'd be a terrible psychoanalysist
    Too sucked up in me
    I'll never make a decent botanist
    Don't know a shrub from a tree
  • Obsession Song: Parker can be interpreted as one.
  • Singing Simlish: Northdown C.
  • The Something Song: The Monster Song.
  • Spoken Word in Music: Dad's Breakdown, How Things Turn Up, Wet Box, Kevin Paccashio.
  • Studio Chatter: Played with at the begining of The Counter.
  • Subverted Kids' Show: The Monster Song, sort of. Though it's not exactly a kids show, the video presents animated funny animals... and lots of blood.