Miles Brown – The Gateway LP – Out Now on Death Waltz Originals

Death Waltz Recording Company presents

MILES BROWN – THE GATEWAY

Australian thereminist and composer Miles Brown (The Night Terrors) returns to Death Waltz Originals for his second solo LP of incredible theremin driven gothic sci-fi techno.

Miles Brown is Australia’s leading proponent of the theremin – the oldest electronic instrument in the world, and the only musical device that is played without being touched. Working with the ethereal interface of this gesturally controlled instrument, Brown conjures unique emotional landscapes that query the relationships between space, sound, electronics and the body. Through original composition, performance and collaboration, Brown seeks to develop new contexts for theremin that both expand upon and subvert its traditional uses.

Released in 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the instrument, The Gateway features theremin in the extraordinary realm of high-energy post-Italo electronics. For this newest collection of original works, Brown transports the instrument to the heart of the party – reimagining its mysterious interface as an electro-magical conduit for the opening of forbidden portals and the summoning of subversive spirits.

The Gateway also features a contemporary expansion of the classic theremin sound. Brown plays the Moog Etherwave Pro theremin in two ways – employing both its familiar heterodyne voicing and possessing a range of analogue synthesisers via control voltage technology.

This groundbreaking combination presents a fresh voice and thrilling new context for the world’s oldest electronic instrument.

V I S I O N S

‘Speaking In Tongues’ by bl00dsp0rts

‘Shudder Speed’ by Geoffrey O’Connor

Tracklist:

SUMMON CHANTED EVENING

SHUDDER SPEED

SPEAKING IN TONGUES

EXORCISE ROUTINE

PEAK BODY

PHANTASMA

THE GATEWAY

OTHERWORLD

Equipment:

Moog Etherwave Pro Theremin, Moog Model-D, Moog Slim Phatty, Moogerfooger CP-251, Oberheim Matrix 1000, Roland SH-101, Roland JX-3P, Roland RS-202, Roland SP-404SX, Waldorf Pulse, Korg Monotron

Artwork by Luke Fraser AHR+

Pressed on 180G Vinyl, available in three limited edition variants:

  • General release: Black Vinyl
Photo: Hana Schlesinger

milesbrown.com.au