The Biophonic Boombox Recordings by The Nightcrawlers. Available here on Double LP and Deluxe Double CD.
Anthology issue a collection of recordings from Philadelphia / New Jersey experimental synth ensemble, The Nightcrawlers. The retrospective culls 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]).
LPx2 - Double Vinyl housed in Gatefold on 400 Gram Burano Black Stock with White and Metallic Pantone for cover and inside gatefold, includes a 28-page booklet of ephemera and liner notes by D. Strauss.
CDx2+ - Expanded Edition with bonus that are not available on the 2xLP: Zeitgeber, Reprieve, Spring Torsion, and Modern Pre-Flight. 2xCD housed in 6-panel Gatefold Wallet with 28-page book of ephemera and liner notes by D. Strauss.
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