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The Night Terrors ‘Hypnotica’ LP launch
Friday 21 June – The Tote, Melbourne
w/ Quell, Full Fleshed & Vacuum DJs

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The Night Terrors return to The Tote to launch their fourth album ‘Hypnotica: Composition for Theremin and Electronic Music Synthesizer’, out now on Disdain Records.

See the band play selections from Hypnotica plus tracks from all their classic albums as they are joined by special guest Mitch McGregor (Split System / No Zu) on drums.

Support comes from industrial electronic powerhouse Quell, future darkwave phenomenon Full Fleshed and Melbourne electropunk legends Vacuum on DJ duties in the front bar 12-3am.

“HYPNOTICA spotlights the unique expressive capacities of the theremin, materialising as a transfixing dramatic lead in an extraordinary otherworld of gothic operatics, dark mesmeric melody and euphoric spectral electro.” Post Punk

Hypnotica

Australian electro-goth legends The Night Terrors return in ethereal mode with their fourth album, ‘HYPNOTICA – Composition for Theremin and Electronic Music Synthesizer’ out now Disdain Records.

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. 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 on Disdain Records 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

– Ectoplasmic Haze Clear Aqua Vinyl

– Void Black Vinyl

About

Melbourne’s The Night Terrors offer a mind-melting mix of dark synth magic, thunderous dreamscapes and other-worldly electronica.

Featuring the haunting theremin melodies of Miles Brown (student of Russian theremin queen Lydia Kavina), and Sarah Lim on vintage synthesisers, The Night Terrors have earned a reputation as one of Australia’s most unique original acts.

Following the release of two stellar EPs on Unstable Ape Records, The Night Terrors’ debut full length album Back To Zero was released in 2009 on EXO Records. It has since seen reissues by Trendkill Recordings and Homeless Records.

In 2014 The Night Terrors unleashed their second album Spiral Vortex. An interstellar horror-synth fantasy featuring an orgy of vintage electronics, Spiral Vortex saw the band build upon their post-prog roots to explore a broader universe of warped psychedelia and analogue synth fetishism.

Following their performances supporting Italian horror soundtrack legends Goblin, The Night Terrors were commissioned by the City of Melbourne to compose an album of music with the southern hemisphere’s largest Grand Pipe Organ. Recorded at the Melbourne Town Hall, Friday the 13th June, and launched on Halloween 31st October 2014, Pavor Nocturnus – Composition for Grand Organ, theremin, electronics and percussion is an inferno of haunting theremin-led post prog and dark cosmic dance. Pavor Nocturnus was released by Twisted Nerve Australia and cult UK horror soundtrack label Death Waltz Recording Company.

Following the success of Pavor Nocturnus the band went on hiatus, with Brown releasing two solo albums on Death Waltz.

Now The Night Terrors return in ethereal electro-goth mode with their fourth album HYPNOTICA – Composition For Theremin And Electronic Music Synthesizer on Disdain Records.

The Night Terrors have performed legendary acts such as Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Goblin, Hawkwind, Black Mountain, Melt-Banana, Serena Maneesh, Boris, Bardo Pond, Marc Ribot, HTRK, Pink Mountaintops and more.