They then joined forces with conceptual artist and noise engineer Tim Moulder who was, at that time, claiming to be in fourteen other bands. Tim became notorious for his skills on The Beast, a turntable with six independently controllable record arms all built into a small suitcase. Each arm had separate volume and tone controls and the ability to lock into a groove. Early gigs featured visuals from super 8 loop masters 'Lazy Eye' as well as the band playing video games on stage mixing in the game sounds, hell hounds jumping through windows and zombie fights to tracks such as 'Running backwards'. 'Terry nation' always used the minimum of equipment.
From the first album Totnes to the most recent 'Amber' they used one Yamaha keyboard, one Yamaha sequencer, a Roland Module and a mixer and a mic. Early tracks were played live over sequenced baselines and left unquantised both to try to capture a moment and to get a slightly edgier quality. Jamie Thraves, who wrote several songs with the band, is quoted as saying "It's like Frankenstein's monster, you can see the nuts and bolts, but somehow it lives". 'Totnes' was recorded on 4 track in a bedroom in North London while 'Amber' was mixed at Wendy House studios in Chelsea 2001 by Andy Parker.
Side projects include 'Spooky Beauty' an accoustic album of Marcus Shepherd songs recorded live over one night in 2001. A collection of recut and spliced tunes and new material was released in January 2009. 2. An Australian electro group with Low Res Productions known for the track 'No Phone'. 3. Terry Nation, although not a recording artist, was a screenwriter and author, best known for the creation of the Daleks for the television shows such as Doctor Who, Survivors and Blake's 7. Read more on Last.fm.
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