The The: Hyena: Blue Etched Vinyl
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Hyena: Blue Etched Vinyl

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  • Release Date 31 July 2015
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Code
DW39
Format
Double Vinyl LP
Label
Death Waltz Recordings

Double album pressed on 140gm custom blue colour housed inside a 425 gsm leather look sleeve with an etching on side 4, also comes with full colour booklet and an exclusive lobby card.

Death Waltz Recording Company are proud to bring you a modern classic from one of Britain’s most revered bands. Directed by Gerard Johnson, HYENA is a breakneck thriller dealing with Police corruption in West London with an incredibly atmospheric score by Matt Johnson aka The The. Following super-bent copper Michael, HYENA highlights the dark and grimy side of being on the take, with none of the flash and glamour usually seen in movies like this. The The – scoring their second movie with Gerard Johnson after TONY – give the film an evocative soundtrack that weaves between seduction and horror.

The score to HYENA comes across like a fever dream; vignettes of hip-hop and house beats with incredible synthesizer melodies laid on top, threatening electronic effects roaring like a Formula 1 car engine, even choral sections with haunted vocals that show the inevitable influence of Vangelis. Instrumentation is eclectic, with electric and acoustic guitars creating anticipation and dissonance while steel drums and Eastern strings subconsciously illustrate the diversity of the area. Similarly, HYENA combines its musical influences to produce a score that reflects the danger of Michael’s situation but also the exhilaration. No matter how you feel about corruption or the police, HYENA is essential.

Tracklisting

Side A
1. The Invisible City (Raid)
2. Dragons In Paradise
3. Splayed
4. Blondes Before Bedtime
5. Blue Eyes
6. Fear Porn
7. The Invisible City (Reign)

Side B
1. A Womans Wound
2. People In The Rain
3. The Invisible City (Rogue)
4. Take Me Away From All This
5. Tiny Blue Sirens
6. Death Nest
7. Bait & Switch

Side C
1. The Invisible City (Reap)
2. Feeding The Fire
3. Harvest Of Souls
4. Bathing in Flame
5. Killers & Concubines
6. Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven (But Nobody Wants To Die)

Side D
Etched The The Logo