Death Waltz Originals is proud to present Séance Fiction, the debut solo album by composer and musician Miles Brown. Coming after the success of Pavor Nocturnus by Brown’s gothtronic trio The Night Terrors (released on an exclusive colourway by Death Waltz), Seance Fiction is a haunting dystopian work that refracts the future through the past, evoking emotional reflection via striking synth melodies. Brown’s unique textures convey a sense of conflict, of the common thread of humanity struggling against the robotic claws of technological superiority, with the results sounding like the combined efforts of a choir from a religious cult whose deity is the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Seance Fiction represents that dichotomy; a cavalcade of amazing electronic melodies with vocals that both fight and support the synthetic, the latter in a terrifying display of Orwellian influence. Repetitive chanting and moodier material convey claustrophobia, but Brown retaliates with stunning operatic theremin, a life-affirming human response to light the darkest hours. Seance Fiction is a spectacular journey, whether you want a deep and resonant narrative to follow or you just want to infuse your brain with some of the greatest chiptunes known to man. Just don’t be surprised if it inspires your Mega Drive to conquer the world, or at least your bedroom.
Released by Death Waltz Originals / Mondo / It Records.
Additional Recording by Nao Anzai and Morgan McWaters
Mixed by Nao Anzai at Reel to Real Mix Master, Melbourne
Mastered by David Walker at Stepford Audio Melbourne
Miles Brown: synth, vocals, programming, theremin
Jenny Branagan: guest vocals on “Control”
Artwork by Luke Fraser/AHR+