NEWS

THE NIGHT TERRORS ‘HYPNOTICA’ LP LAUNCH

FRIDAY 21 JUNE AT THE TOTE, MELBOURNE

We are very excited to be finally launching the latest Night Terrors LP ‘Hypnotica’ at the legendary and recently rescued Tote Hotel.

See the band play selections from Hypnotica plus tracks from all their classic albums with special guest drummer Mitch McGregor (Split System / No Zu).
Support comes from industrial electronic powerhouse Quell and future darkwave phenomenon Full Fleshed, with Melbourne electropunk legends Vacuum DJs bringing the dark afterparty ’til late.

OUT NOW:

HYPNOTICA – Composition For Theremin And Electronic Music Synthesizer

by The Night Terrors


Australian electro-goth legends The Night Terrors return with their fourth album and first new material in almost 10 years. Featuring the haunting theremin melodies of Miles Brown, vintage horror synthesisers, and hypnotic dark wave rhythms, The Night Terrors have earned a reputation as one of Australia’s most unusual and original acts.

HYPNOTICA sees The Night Terrors return as an all-electronic duo. Leading thereminist / composer Miles Brown is joined again by synth warrior Sarah Lim to deliver a deeply cinematic album of haunting emotional electronics.

Hypnotica spotlights the unique expressive capacities of the theremin, the world’s oldest and most mysterious electronic instrument. The eerie disembodied voice of Brown’s gesturally-controlled device takes centre stage here, materialising as a transfixing dramatic lead in an extraordinary otherworld of gothic operatics, dark mesmeric melody and euphoric spectral electro.

Heavy narcotic atmospheres bleed into a reverie of cosmic sedative bliss, while the soaring cry of Brown’s theremin evokes an exquisite romantic melancholy and a profound sense of psychic yearning.

The result is a breakthrough album which establishes the theremin as a transcendent musical medium for the processing of universal heartbreak and the expression of contemporary existential terror. HYPNOTICA is Brown’s most compelling theremin work to date.

HYPNOTICA is out now via Disdain Records as a limited vinyl LP edition housed in deluxe mirrorboard sleeve featuring cover art by Luke Fraser/AHR+ and three exclusive colourways:

– Pharmaceutical White Vinyl (limited to 100)
– Ectoplasmic Haze Clear Aqua Vinyl (limited to 100)
– Void Black Vinyl (limited to 100)
Physical orders up now via Disdain Records

 

BIO

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Miles Brown is an Australian theremin player, composer and producer. Working with the ethereal interface of the gesturally-controlled theremin, he conjures unique emotional landscapes that query the relationships between space, sound, electronics and the body. Through composition, performance and cross-disciplinary collaboration, he develops new contexts for theremin that both expand upon and subvert its traditional uses.

Miles has released two solo albums on Death Waltz Originals and is a member of The Night Terrors and The Narcoleptor.

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Press photos – click to download high res

Photo: Savannah van der Niet
Photo: Annette Geneva
Photo: Tim Da-Rin

 

VIDEO

 

The Night Terrors – ‘Levitation’, from HYPNOTICA – Composition for Theremin and Electronic Music Synthesizer


The Night Terrors NINA Sessions. ‘Trance Encounters’ and ‘Dreamboat’ from Hypnotica recreated live using the NINA synth by Melbourne Instruments.


Featured track: ‘Otherworld’ from The Gateway

Catch the full segment at ABC iview


‘Speaking In Tongues’, from The Gateway


‘Shudder Speed’, from The Gateway


Test driving the new updated Moog Etherwave Theremin for Audio Technology Magazine.

Featured track: ‘Peak Body’ from The Gateway


Miles Brown  – ‘Reef’, for Earfest


 


The Night Terrors – ‘Megafauna’, from Pavor Nocturnus: Composition for Grand Organ, Theremin, Electronics and Percussion


‘Feeder’, from Séance Fiction 



‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’ (Bernard Herrmann) for Mondopalooza



‘Apparition’, from Séance Fiction


The Narcoleptor – ‘I (excerpt)’, from The Narcoleptor EP

Mary Doumany: harp, Miles Brown: theremin



Heirs (featuring Miles Brown) – ‘Hunter’, from Hunter / Symptom

 

THE GATEWAY

Australian theremin player and composer Miles Brown celebrates the 100th anniversary of the theremin with his 2nd full-length album THE GATEWAY – out now on Death Waltz Originals.

Released to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the instrument, THE GATEWAY features theremin in the extraordinary realm of high-energy post-Italo electronics. For this newest collection of original works, Brown transports the instrument to the heart of the dance floor – reimagining its mysterious interface as an electro-magical conduit for the opening of forbidden portals and the summoning of subversive spirits.

THE GATEWAY also features a contemporary expansion of the classic theremin sound. Brown plays the Moog Etherwave Pro theremin in two ways – employing both its familiar heterodyne voicing and possessing a range of analogue synthesisers via control voltage technology. This groundbreaking combination presents a fresh voice and thrilling new context for the world’s oldest electronic instrument.

Tracklist:

1. Summon Chanted Evening
2. Shudder Speed
3. Speaking In Tongues
4. Exorcise Routine
5. Peak Body
6. Phantasma
7. The Gateway
8. Otherworld

First Vinyl Pressing Info:

Death Waltz Mondo exclusive LP
Blue Monday, Purple Rain and Pink Cadillac Splatter *LTD to 250 copies*

Death Waltz Australian exclusive LP
Lurid Purple and Pink Swirl *LTD to 250 copies*

Cover art by Luke Fraser / AHR+

STORE

    • Miles Brown – The Gateway
      (Death Waltz Originals)

Personnel:
Miles Brown – theremin, synth, programming

Digital album

Death Waltz Mondo exclusive LP
Blue Monday, Purple Rain and Pink Cadillac Splatter
SOLD OUT

 

Death Waltz Australian exclusive LP
Lurid Purple and Pink Swirl *LTD to 250 copies*


 

  • The Narcoleptor – Transmogrification
    (Nosferatunes)

Personnel:

Mary Doumany – harp, voice

Miles Brown – theremin

Digital album

Limited edition LP

 


  • The Narcoleptor 12″ EP
    (Nosferatunes)

Personnel:
Mary Doumany – harp, voice
Miles Brown – theremin

Digital EP

Nosferatunes ltd. ed. EP
Black 45rpm heavyweight vinyl
Art and Design by Luke Fraser AHR+, Photography by Hana Schlesinger
Comes with bonus A3 full colour hand-numbered portrait poster
SOLD OUT

 


  • Miles Brown – Séance Fiction 
    (Death Waltz Originals / It Records)

personnel:
Miles Brown – theremin, synth, vocals, electronics
Jenny Branagan – vocals

Digital album

Death Waltz Originals lt. ed. LP
Black 180gm vinyl, matte gatefold cover & OBI strip
Art by Luke Fraser AHR+
SOLD OUT

Death Waltz Originals ltd. ed. LP
Black w/ transparent green and purple striped 180gm vinyl, matte gatefold cover & OBI strip
SOLD OUT

It Records lt. ed. LP
Ectoplasmic transparent green 180gm vinyl, glossy gatefold cover

It Records CD



  • The Night Terrors – Pavor Nocturnus: Composition for Grand Organ, Theremin, Electronics & Percussion
    (Twisted Nerve Australia)

personnel:
Miles Brown – theremin, pipe organ, bass, electronics
Sarah Lim – pipe organ, electronics
Damian Coward – percussion

Digital album

Twisted Nerve Australia ltd. ed. LP
Transparent blue 180gm vinyl w/ gatefold cover & OBI strip
Art by Luke Fraser AHR+
SOLD OUT

Death Waltz Recording Company ltd. ed. LP
Steel grey w/ blood red spatter 180gm vinyl w/ gatefold cover & OBI strip
SOLD OUT


  • The Night Terrors – Spiral Vortex
    (Homeless)

personnel:
Miles Brown – theremin, synth, vocoder, bass, electronics, noise
Damian Coward – drums

Digital album

Homeless Records LP
Black 180gm vinyl, gatefold cover
Art by Luke Fraser AHR+

Homeless Records CD gatefold wallet

Homeless Records ltd. ed. LP
Spiral Galaxy multi-coloured spatter 180gm vinyl, gatefold cover
SOLD OUT

Homeless Records ltd. ed. LP
Blood red 180gm vinyl, gatefold cover
SOLD OUT


  • The Night Terrors – Monster / Laser For Eyes 
    (OSCL / Seed)

personnel:
Miles Brown – theremin, synth, vocoder, bass, electronics, noise
Damian Coward – drums

Digital EP

OSCL double A-side 12″
Transparent w/ white marbling 180gm vinyl, disco sleeve
Featuring remixes by Antoni Maiovvi and Ash Wednesday
Art by Luke Fraser AHR+
SOLD OUT

Seed Records ltd. ed. CD
SOLD OUT


  • The Night Terrors – Back To Zero 
    (Exo / Trendkill / Homeless)

personnel:
Miles Brown – theremin, synth, bass, electronics, noise
Ianto Kelly – drums
Marika Bardin – synth
Paul Kearney – synth
Kelsey James – synth
Renato Vacirca – drums
Christina Tester – voice, noise

Digital album

Homeless Records ltd. ed. 2LP 2nd Reissue
Forest green w/ grey spatter and electric blue w/ silver spatter 180gm vinyl, gatefold cover & OBI strip
Art by Luke Fraser AHR+

Homeless Records ltd. ed. 2LP Reissue
Sea green w/ white spatter and royal blue w/ silver spatter 180gm vinyl, gatefold cover & OBI strip
SOLD OUT

Homeless Records 2CD (also includes Spiral Vortex)
Rare UK 2CD custom pressing
SOLD OUT

Trendkill Recordings CD
SOLD OUT

Exo Records CD
SOLD OUT