Hypnotica

Australian electro-goth legends The Night Terrors return in ethereal mode with their fourth album, ‘HYPNOTICA – Composition for Theremin and Electronic Music Synthesizer’, set for release on November 3, 2023 via Disdain Records. Second single “Levitation” is out now. Listen below.

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.

Following the success of their celebrated 2014 pipe organ record ‘Pavor Nocturnus’ the band went on hiatus, with Brown releasing two solo albums on legendary UK movie soundtrack label Death Waltz.

HYPNOTICA sees The Night Terrors return as an all-electronic duo. 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 will be released by Disdain Records in Australia on November 3  in a limited vinyl LP edition housed in deluxe mirror board sleeve with insert 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)