Label: Virgin - VG 71467,Antilles - VG 71467 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Greece • Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Rock • Style: Instrumental, Jazz-Rock, Industrial, Avantgarde
Startled Insects was a British new wave instrumental Glass Mountain - Startled Insects - Curse Of The Pheromones group. Little information has ever been published about the band — the participants' names did not appear on any of the album sleeves, nor were any pictures ever published.
Nevertheless, the band managed to generate considerable excitement with their first self-published EP and single, enough that Island Records signed them to their new Antilles New Directions label. Their first album for Island, Curse of the Pheromoneswas an Glass Mountain - Startled Insects - Curse Of The Pheromones hit, and the group performed several well-received multi-media tours using film-makers drawn from various backgrounds, such as Frank Passingham, Dave Borthwick, with whom they later produced the sound-track to 'The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb'and Dave Alex Riddett also of Aardman Animations, as well as Richard Kwietniowsi who later directed 'Love and Death on Long Island'.
In they were commissioned by the BBC to score a ground-breaking minute documentary entitled Lifepulse — a Natural Thriller which attempted to tell the story of evolution on Earth using Holm - Fredrik - Holm but BBC Wildlife footage and music.
In Richard Grassby-Lewis officially left the group. In addition to production duties for various artists they started co-writing for Bristol bands such as Massive Attackfor whom they wrote two hit songs for their Protection album — "Karma Coma" and "Euro Child.
Meanwhile, Richard Grassby-Lewis has also continued production duties for artists such as Najma Akhtar as well as TV and film scoring work. The Du Ska Va President - Imperiet - Kickar (Singlar 1981-1987) began to receive commissions to write music for other documentary specials, including several National Geographic Specials.
They also wrote music for Aardman Animations' Angry Kid. As well as film and TV work, The Insects continue to write and produce for other artists. They have produced Alison Moyet 's gold-selling album, Hometime. Other assignments include the track " Human " as featured on Goldfrapp 's debut album Felt Mountain. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Startled Insects. Categories : English new wave musical groups Experimental musical groups People from Bristol Musical groups from Bristol.
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