Melbourne instrumental heavyweights 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), vintage horror synths and a powerhouse rhythm section, The Night Terrors have earned a reputation as one of Australia's most unusual and original acts.
Following the release of two stellar EPs The Night Terrors and Lightless through Unstable Ape Records, The Night Terrors' debut full-length album Back To Zero was first released on CD in April 2009 through Australian label EXO Records. Back To Zero is now reissued for the first time on double 12" vinyl through Homeless Records, remastered by Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddie Current Supression Ring).
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Since the initial release of Back To Zero, The Night Terrors have toured the world with the likes of Hawkwind, Black Mountain, Melt-Banana, Serena Maneesh, and shared the stage with Goblin, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Boris, Bardo Pond, Marc Ribot, Pink Mountaintops, Nick Oliveri, Midnight Juggernauts and HTRK. The band has toured Europe extensively and appeared at international festivals such as VIVID Live (AUS), Polyhymnia (DE), Bracara Extreme Fest (Portugal), Denovali Swingfest (DE), Incubate (NL) and recently composed a 50 minute original piece for the Melbourne Town Hall’s Grand Pipe Organ as part of Melbourne Music Week 2012.
The Night Terrors new full-length album "Spiral Vortex" looms in 2013...
SOME NICE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN SAID ABOUT BACK TO ZERO:
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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"
released May 31, 2013
Production: The Night Terrors & Nao Anzai
Recording: Rancho Cumbo Studio by Nao Anzai
Additional Recording: Barry Stockley at Fat Sound, and Miles Brown at the Castle of Terror
Mix: Reel 2 Real Mix Master by Nao Anzai
Vinyl Remaster: Mikey Young
Art & Design: Luke Fraser/Ahr+
All songs © The Night Terrors 2009
Miles Brown: the theremin, synth, bass & noise
Ianto Kelly: drums
Marika Bardin: synth
Paul Kearney: synth & noise
Kelsey James: synth & voice on 9
Renato Vacirca: drums on 9
Christina Tester: voice and noise on 10
Equipment: Moog Etherwave Pro, Big Briar Etherwave, Midnight Theremin, Roland sh-101, Roland rs-202, Roland sh-09, Roland sh-3a, Arp Quartet, Korg z1, Nord Lead, Casio vl-tone, Roland jx-3p, Yamaha dx9
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