The Nightcrawlers - The Biophonic Boombox Recordings

£13.99
  • The Nightcrawlers - The Biophonic Boombox Recordings

The Nightcrawlers - The Biophonic Boombox Recordings

£13.99

FormatCD & LP
Released23rd February 2018
Catalogue ARC0252
Barcode 184923602524

Anthology Recordings bring us a collection of recordings from Philadelphia / New Jersey experimental synth ensemble, The Nightcrawlers. The retrospective will cull from a staggering amount of material - 40+ cassette tapes - the trio released from 1979 through their demise in the early 90s under their Synkronos Music label imprint.

Brothers Tom and Peter Gulch began recording as The Nightcrawlers in 1979 and recruited Dave Lunt shortly thereafter. Their collaborations drew influence from the cosmic minimalism of the Berlin School (Klaus Schulze / Tangerine Dream) and other European MIDI forebears (Cluster, Popul Vuh, et al).

As early 80s Philly leaned hard into radical politics and New Wave zeal, the Nightcrawlers retreated to light-less spaces, capturing their fully improvised, all-nighter sessions on cassette + JVC boombox. Minimal, filmic tones livened with the spacey intricacies of early Moog experimentation ("Phase II: Orbital Descent") were balanced in biotic, New Age themes true to their appellation ("Fungi [Fungus, Molds, Mushrooms]").

While a Nightcrawlers "reunion" performance is not a viable option, a record release celebration inspired by and in gratitude to this rich yet little-known community will be an exciting addition to the promotion of this project.

Anthology is working in conjunction with journalist and Kosmische expert D. Strauss for the music selection and liner notes of the collection.

Vinyl housed in Gatefold on 400gsm Burano Black Stock card with White and Metallic Pantone for cover and inside gatefold. Includes a 28-page booklet of ephemera and liner notes by D. Strauss.

Vinyl tracklist
LP 1
1. Phase I: Discovery and Approach
2. Beckoning Beacon
3. Luv-Li-Music
4. Crystal Loop III
5. Geistesblitz

LP 2
1. Sizzling Highs
2. Transsonic
3. Baba Yaga's Flight
4. Barriers
5. Awakening

CD Tracklist
CD 1
1. Phase I: Discovery and Approach
2. Beckoning Beacon
3. Geistesblitz
4. Crystal Loop III
5. Luv-Li-Music
6. Zeitgeber
7. Reprieve

CD 2
1. Sizzling Highs
2. Transsonic
3. Baba Yaga's Flight
4. Spring Torsion
5. Modern Pre-Flight
6. Barriers
7. Awakening