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ARTIST
TITLE
Fiends With A Face
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
DPROM 065CD DPROM 065CD
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RELEASE DATE
7/21/2009

This is the first collaborative work from James Johnston and Philippe Petit (Strings Of Consciousness). As the track titles suggest, it is a homage to the golden era of horror movies. These two fiends wanted to conjure up blood-curdling and haunting soundscapes, playing with an unsettling ambiance of strings, piano, organ, electronics, guitar drone and feedback screech in order to create a contemporary soundtrack for those who like to be frightened. They strive to elicit responses of fear and terror from listeners, not, however, in the style of grotesque, blood-soaked slashers, but rather, from that kind of presence lying in the dark behind you or before you. This music is a creature that slowly bores its way into your body, instead of violently exploding in your face. The more attention you bestow on this record, the more unsuspected new paths you'll be invited to wander down. Philippe Petit's first solo album, Henry: The Iron Man originated from a dream that Japanese film director/actor Shinya Tsukamoto was working on a blurred remake of David Lynch's Eraserhead, and he was to soundtrack the grotesque mutation of Henry into an "Iron Man." As tantalizingly surreal as that sounds, Fiends With A Face is far more sinister, and acts on every single fight-or-flight instinct the listener may possess... each track the sonic equivalent of heart-pounding, stomach-churning dread.