Melbourne dark synth heavyweights The Night Terrors emerge from the depths of the studio to launch their brand new double A-side 12” Monster / Lasers for Eyes on OSCL Records.
Featuring vintage horror synth, the haunting theremin melodies of Miles Brown (student of Russian theremin queen Lydia Kavina), and the powerhouse drumming of Damian Coward (Heirs, Love Like Electrocution), The Night Terrors offer a mind-melting mix of dark synth magic, thunderous dreamscapes and other-worldly electronica.
Since the release of their debut long-player Back to Zero in 2009, The Night Terrors have taken their theremin-fueled synthscapes across the world, supporting the likes of Goblin, Hawkwind, Lou Reed, Black Mountain, Serena-Maneesh, Melt-Banana, & Bardo Pond.
Upon return to Australia the band retreated to studios in Tasmania and Melbourne to work on tracks for their follow-up album.
Monster / Lasers for Eyes is the first glimpse of The Night Terrors' new material – moving beyond the post-prog stylings of their earlier work to focus on a broader universe of warped psychedelic electronics and the darker corners of the dancefloor.
The 12” features remixes by Berlin Italo-disco legend Antoni Maiovvi (repaying the favour for The Night Terrors’ 2011 remix of his single Murderfunk) and Australian synth legend Ash Wednesday (The Metronomes, The Models, Einstürzende Neubauten). Also included are previously unreleased Night Terrors live favourites Meteor Shower and Somnambulist.
released June 18, 2012
Produced by Miles Brown
Recorded by Jez Giddings & Craig Harnath at Hothouse St Kilda
& Miles Brown at the Castle of Terror
Additional Engineering by Samuel K
Mixed by Tony Espie at Sing Sing Studios
Mastered by David Walker at Stepford Audio Melbourne
Illustration and design by Luke Fraser/Ahr+
All tracks © The Night Terrors 2012
MILES BROWN: theremin, synth, sequencing, bass, noise
DAMIAN COWARD: drums
LAURA BRADFIELD: synth
NEDD JONES: synth
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