MIDNIGHT DEMON

by TURQUOISE MOON

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    'SHE CAME TO FEED... SHE'S STAYING TO BREED.'

    Finally, a physical release for the full electronic score to the 1983 grind house classic 'Midnight Demon', the erotic thriller about a hard boiled detective on the trail of a woman not of this earth.

    Written and performed by LA musicians Terry Ferello and Frank Heisenberg (aka Turquoise Moon).

    Presented as a limited edition, hand numbered cassette in a choice of two colours. Choose from 'Purple Prey' or 'Neon Blue' coloured shells (75 copies of each).

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'SHE CAME TO FEED... SHE'S STAYING TO BREED.'

Los Angeles, 1983. A demon comes to earth... a beautiful demon, and she's here to feed.

A lonely, hard boiled cop is on the trail of a series of seemingly connected murders across the city.

As the case unfolds, he falls in love with a mysterious, hypnotic woman. Unbeknownst to him, she is the killer he has been looking for. And she's not of this earth. As the truth unfolds, he faces a stark choice.... kill the woman he loves, or let the demon live.


Re-discovering Turquoise Moon’s other-worldly score to ‘Midnight Demon’:

Turquoise Moon were an American synth duo of Terry Ferrello and Frank Heisenberg, recording and releasing music from 1981 to ‘86. The pair met in ’81 while living in Mountain View, California, and working as game developers for Atari Inc. Here they discovered a shared fascination for synthesisers and drum machines that they cracked, modified and rebuilt. Choosing the name Turquoise Moon, the duo wrote instrumental music out of Frank’s basement, which they self released on cassette via independent stores and fanzines throughout the Bay Area during 1982.

One of these rare tapes made its way to the hands of LA-based writer and director Kyle Caruso, who had cut his teeth directing commercials for the automotive and high end perfume industries and was about to embark on shooting his first feature film. That film was Midnight Demon.

Terry and Frank were invited by Kyle to move to LA in June of 1983 to compose music for the movie – an opportunity they jumped at, as the video game crash was beginning to take hold of the industry. Midnight Demon was scored in nine days using a Roland JX-3P, a Juno-60, a Jupiter 8, several cracked and unrecognisable Moogs, a Linn Drum and a Simmons SD-7 drum brain.

On the strength of the soundtrack Turquoise Moon signed to Capitol Records, for whom they recorded an album that, for reasons unknown, remains unreleased to this day. Undeterred, they resided in LA through early ’85 to write the score for Midnight Demon 2, before finally calling it quits in 1986.

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released June 1, 2018

All music written and produced by Turquoise Moon.
Re-mastered from the original 1983 tapes by Andy Fosberry.
Artwork and design by Eric Adrian Lee.
Copyright Spun Out Of Control 2018, all rights reserved.

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