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"You don't have to scream and shout, in this silent place!"
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Carpenter Brut (born Franck Hueso in Poitiers, France, with nearly no other info known) is a synthwave musician and producer, best known for his contributions to the Hotline Miami 2 soundtrack.

His first EP was released in 2012, intending to offer a mixture of heavy metal, synthwave, and horror film sounds; by all appearances, the man succeeded. Aesthetically, his album covers and live sets give off the impression of a 1980s Slasher Film turned Up to Eleven, with garish neon lights, Satanic imagery and Gorn everywhere.


Studio Discography:

  • Trilogy (2015), a compilation of:
    • EP 1 (2012)
    • EP 2 (2013)
    • EP 3 (2015)
  • Leather Teeth (2018)
  • Blood Machines - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2020)
  • Leather Terror (2021)
  • Untitled Third Leather EP (TBA)

Live Discography:


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  • Book-Ends: "Invasion AD", the last track of the Trilogy albums ends with eerie silence... Unless you listen really closely and hear the first eight notes to "Escape from Midwich Valley", the first track of the EP.
  • Gorn: The videos off Leather Teeth, in addition to his live backing videos, are very violent.
  • Loudness War: All of Carpenter Brut's albums are hilariously brickwalled; most of his releases are DR3 or DR4 at absolute best, aside from the vinyl editions, which are around DR10.
  • Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: Usually a solid 7 or 8, though some tracks ("Paradise Warfare," "Sunday Lunch") can skew closer to a 3 or 4.
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  • New Sound Album: Leather Teeth moves toward more of a synthesized hard-rock sound compared to the synthwave/darkwave sounds of Trilogy.
  • Number of the Beast: Trilogy is a series of three Extended Plays with six tracks each. 6, 6, 6.
  • Shout-Out: The opening of "Escape From Midwich Valley" pseudo-samples "Dreams of a Witches' Sabbath" by Hector Berlioz, most well-known for being used in The Shining.
  • Take That!: The video for "Sunday Lunch" (NSFW) is FULL of this:
    • Rev. Godshyne, a televangelist who was mainly identified by having a giant light for a head. Turns out it was a head lamp. He later dies in a Turbine Blender accident from the jet he bought with the money he stole from his followers in a drunken attempt to escape child molestation charges.
    • There’s also Timmy, a white nationalist mass shooter with neo-nazi paraphernalia, although everyone glosses over the nazi bit and blames the ConanTheBarbarian expy for his violence. There’s also the matter of the attention he’s getting: the magazine detailing his crime even offers a poster of him!
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    • Finally, the video lampoons the Satanic Panic of the 80’s as a whole, casting the blame on Heavy Metal and Synthwave music (special note for Trilogy being on the list) instead of the manipulations of morally bankrupt individuals and hypocritical institutions (seriously, how many tits did you see between the commercials?!).
    Snuffy: Oh no, thoughts and prayers!
  • Villain Protagonist: Brett Halford, the protagonist of the Leather trilogy. The face of a heavy-metal band by day, and a serial killer known as Leather Teeth by night.


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