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Theremin ambassador, Miles Brown — best known as the mastermind behind horror synth outfit The Night Terrors — has just released his debut solo album Séance Fiction. Cold and minimal, lead single “Apparition” is a hypnotically entrancing twist on his previous work, with Pet Shop pop flirtations shifting the track from it’s introspectively bleakness towards anthemic inclusiveness.“- Rolling Stone


Brown’s Theremin wails like a swooning disco siren deep in the grips of demonic possession.“- Mess and Noise


The band is centred around virtuosic theremin player Miles Brown, classically trained, to watch him perform with this remarkable instrument is a thing of beauty…The Night Terrors effortlessly bridge worlds. From a grand old instrument originally built in 1929 to almost current day analogue electronics to an instrument you can’t touch that was also invented in the early 1920’s. From film soundtrack music to stadium rock, from the electronic to the gothic. They’re making darkly complex and eerily compelling fusions that not only defy easy categorisation but also seem to plug straight into the emotions.“- Cyclic Defrost


Miles Brown is the Night Terrors’ notional leader and, if you’re prepared to wear the pretension of the concept, the auteur. His command of the theremin is freakish – compared to Brown, Jon Spencer is a kindergarten student playing on a toy xylophone. The synth melodies are somewhere between celestial and pan-galactic. It’s 1985 meets 2001, Harold Faltermeyer on a cryptographic bender with Carl Sagan, Krautrock on a New Age journey into a higher level of cerebral understanding.“- Beat Magazine


Miles gets behind that theremin, starts waving his hand around with a solemn look on his face and somehow everything turns into an expression of delightfully creepy, slithering beauty.” – Terrorizer


“The Night Terrors’ ace in the hole, of course, is the masterful theremin work of band progenitor Miles Brown. Live, his right hand is transfixing to the point of initial distraction – tones telekinetically extracted from antenna. The novel, retro-futurist stigma associated with the instrument dissipates instantly as Brown (trained in the craft by Lydia Kavina, regarded as the world’s leading thereminist) conjures steady melody in an aural sphere somewhere amongst soprano and violin.”Mess and Noise


“Unsurprisingly for such an accomplished musician and composer, musically this is all top-drawer stuff…Séance Fiction is music to move about to, whether it’s jumping about like a loon or just moping about forwards and backwards like goths did in the 1990s… but however you react to it, a kinetic reaction is pretty much inevitable.” – 6 Days From Tomorrow


“Miles Brown of The Night Terrors cuts an intimidating figure as he stands poised gracefully before his theremin, deftly creating sonic bliss with the tightly controlled movements of his hands.”- The AU Review


“Melbourne’s horror dwellers The Night Terrors continue delving into the darkest recesses of the cinematic nightmare on second LP Spiral Vortex. Walking a tightrope between garishness and genuine tension, albeit in a lush Argento-esque fashion, the trio remain a potent force. Miles Brown’s theremin theatrics continues to amaze, while Damian Coward’s pummelling drums plays like an apocalyptic metronome. The key to Spiral Vortex’s success though is the synth lines devised by Brown and Sarah Lim – at once archaic and futurist (Lasers For Eyes), macabre and sensuous (Monster), with the slightest rays of light piercing through the darkness.”The Music


“Miles Brown was on fire. Thanks to a thumping mix and vibed-up crowd, Miles brought an almost amphetamine-fuelled intensity to his electronics and theremin set. Waves of industrial arpeggiated synth grooves built and built until the crowd actually started moving, some despite themselves. It was euphoric, in its minor key, robots-have-stolen-our-future way.”Beat Magazine


Exo Records is good records. Night Terrors music is good music. TNT has a serious Goblin-vibe happening here. They could easily score a horror film set in American Apparel. I could picture tram-loads of Gentlewomen with the same body shape, clothes, opinions and haircuts walking around the racks in a zombie like state, just tripping on all the offensive colours and price tags. 10/10” – VICE Magazine


One of Melbourne’s few thereminists, Miles Brown certainly captures the crowd’s imagination as he claws at thin air at what appears to be an invisible instrument to produce a wild electronic sound” – Drum Media


“There’s a plethora of records out now from a legion of labels revisiting the unsettling soundtracks to many a pulpy horror or science fiction film, and what The Night Terrors do is take this all of this as a base to build upon – and they do this in such a staggering fashion that they are almost a genre in themselves, such is the way that they occupy their remarkable niche. ” – 6 Days From Tomorrow


“If you want to play in a rock band without a singer you need musical ideas with the strength to carry the music. The Night Terrors have got it in spades….tracks from the new album “Back to Zero” are crammed with epic melodies, cinematic textures and and the even odd moment of sunshine. A truly original sound. I bought the album.” – AIR Charts


I put the CD on when I get home and when it reaches its conclusion, get up and press play again. It’s fucking phenomenal. Like the sound track to a video game made in the eighties but set in the future. A game of not just linear laser battles of light ships, but an involved personal account of the struggles endured by a character in just such a setting. A veritable space opera covering love, loss and thrilling light speed chase sequences that is exciting as well as all-enthralling. Don’t listen to this CD unless you have the time to sit down, absorb and fully enjoy it. The Night Terrors are my new favourite band. Back to Zero is my new favourite CD.” – Beat Magazine


The Night Terrors’ debut full-length album Back To Zero introduces itself somewhat similarly to one of Goblin’s soundtrack releases or Jean Michel Jarre’s original Oxygéne record. Within seconds the listener is transported to a world created entirely by the Melbourne band’s synth, drum, bass and theremin combination – a place where wolves fly rocket ships protecting helpless planet folk from intergalactic volcanic eruptions (or any arrangement of associated descriptors)…The Night Terrors’ Back To Zero is a singularly impressive 66-minute album that should prove to be a success with any audience across the globe. 5/5” – Time Out