In The Nursery0
In The Nursery WGT 2006

Country of origin: UK
Location: Sheffield
Status: Active
Formed in: 1981
Style: Martial Industrial, Neoclassical
Lyrical themes:
Last label: Not On Label (In The Nursery Self-released) (2014)

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Klive Humberstone, Nigel Humberstone, Dolores Marguerite C, Ant Bennett, David Elektrik, Q.
Aliases: Les Jumeaux

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"In the Nursery are an English neoclassical/martial electronica band, known for their cinematic sound. The duo has provided soundtracks to a variety of TV programmes and films, and is known for its rescoring of silent films.

Twin brothers Klive and Nigel Humberstone and guitar player Anthony Bennett formed this Sheffield-based band in 1981.

Influenced by Joy Division, the trio originally tagged along with the UK's industrial music scene, releasing the six-track When Cherished Dreams Come True in June 1983. The "Witness (To A Scream)" single and Sonority EP followed before the band moved to the Sweatbox label for the fearsome Temper EP.

The full-length Twins was recorded without the departed Bennett at Bradford's Flexible Response Studio. The album adopted a more subtle approach by favouring theatrical atmospherics over industrial clatter. Multi-lingual vocalist Dolores Marguerite C made her debut on the Trinity EP adding French narration to "Elegy'. Dolores and military-styled percussionist Q were added to the line-up on the subsequent Stormhorse, the soundtrack to an imaginary film that provided the cinematic blueprint for all their future recordings. The quartet's final recording for Sweatbox, 1988's Köda, completed the transition to a classical instrumental sound and utilised computer sequencing in the recording process for the first time.

Following the collapse of Sweatbox, the band moved to Third Mind Records to complete the delicate L'Esprit. The album was recorded with engineer Steve Harris who had contributed to Köda and would feature on all the band's subsequent releases. Sense and Duality were followed by a logical progression to real soundtrack work on 1993's psychological drama An Ambush of Ghosts. Their music has also featured in Interview with the Vampire, Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, and The Rainmaker. In the late 90s the band was commissioned, as part of the Optical Music Series, to provide new scores for the silent classics The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Asphalt, and Man with a Movie Camera. Anatomy of a Poet, a concept album about the creative psyche, featured author Colin Wilson reciting romantic poetry against a lush backdrop of strings, and also included a cover version of Scott Walker's "Seventh Seal".

A retrospective compilation of their work was the first release on their own ITN Corporation label. Further concept albums have included Deco (inspired by the Art Deco movement) and the ambitious Lingua, an exploration of language featuring vocal contributions from around the world. The Humberstones also record more dance-oriented material under the Les Jumeaux moniker, and as such were involved in pre-production work on Sabres of Paradise's classic techno anthem "Smokebelch".

The 2011 release Blind Sound is a more consistently dark album from the Humberstone brothers and features more real percussion than previous releases. In 2011, "White Robe" from An Ambush of Ghosts was used on a trailer for Game of Thrones."

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When Cherished Dreams Come True 3 versions Paragon 1983
Twins 6 versions Sweatbox 1986
Stormhorse 5 versions Sweatbox 1987
Köda 7 versions Sweatbox 1988
L'Esprit 8 versions Third Mind Records 1990
Sense 6 versions Third Mind Records 1991
Duality 4 versions Third Mind Records 1992
An Ambush Of Ghosts 3 versions Third Mind Records 1993
Anatomy Of A Poet 2 versions Third Mind Records 1994
The Cabinet Of Doctor Caligari ‎(CD, Album) ITN Corporation corp 015 1996
Deco ‎(CD, Album) ITN Corporation corp 014 1996
Praha 1 ‎(CD, Album) Cat's Heaven, Sub/Mission Records CH 05, cdWHIP030 1997
Asphalt ‎(CD, Album) ITN Corporation corp 017 1997
Lingua ‎(CD, Album) ITN Corporation corp 019 1998
Man With A Movie Camera ‎(CD, Album) ITN Corporation corp 021 1999
Groundloop ‎(CD, Album) ITN Corporation corp 022 2000
Hindle Wakes ‎(2xCD, Album) ITN Corporation corp 023 2001
Engel ‎(CD, Album) ITN Corporation corp 024 2001
Praxis ‎(CD, Album) ITN Corporation corp 026 2003
A Page Of Madness ‎(CD, Album) ITN Corporation, ITN Corporation corp 027, ITN CORP CD 70127-2 2004
Electric Edwardians ‎(CD, Album) ITN Corporation, ITN Corporation corp 028, ITN CORP CD 70128-2 2005
Monumentum II - Licht Sehen 2 versions Goeart 2007
Era 3 versions ITN Corporation 2007
The Passion Of Joan Of Arc ‎(CD, Album) ITN Corporation, ITN Corporation corp 030, ITN CORP CD 70130-2 2008
Blind Sound 2 versions ITN Corporation 2011
In The Nursery Featuring Simon Beckett - The Calling 4 versions Wunderlich 2012

Singles & EPs

Witness ‎(7", Single) Paragon VIRTUE 5 1984
Temper 3 versions Sweatbox 1985
Sonority 2 versions New European Recordings 1985
Trinity ‎(12", EP) Sweatbox SOX 019 1987
Compulsion ‎(12", EP) Sweatbox SOX 027 1987
Sesudient 5 versions Third Mind Records 1990
Intermix / In The Nursery - 2 Sides Of Third Mind Records ‎(12") Third Mind Records TM PROMO 053 1992
Hallucinations ? 2 versions Third Mind Records 1994


Angel Chrome ‎(Cass, Comp) Devils Dandy Dogs ddd - t05 1985
ITN ‎(2xLP, Album + 3x12" + Box, Ltd, Comp) Sweatbox SBX 017 1988
Prelude 1983-1985 3 versions NORMAL 1989
Counterpoint 9 versions Sweatbox 1989
Scatter ‎(CD, Album, Comp) ITN Corporation corp 011 1995
Composite - The Brazilian Issue ‎(CD, Comp, Ltd, Num) ITN Corporation corp 005 1997
Exhibit 2 versions ITN Corporation 2000
Siren ‎(CDr, Comp, Enh, DAM) MP3.com 102639 2001
The Age Of Defeat ‎(CDr, Ltd, Comp) ITN Corporation corp 003 2001
Cause + Effect 2 versions ITN Corporation 2002
Music To Make Movies To ‎(CD, Ltd, Promo, Comp) ITN Corporation none 2009
Aubade ‎(CD, Comp) ITN Corporation, ITN Corporation corp 031, CD 70131-2 2010
Colin Wilson Tribute ‎(7xFile, FLAC, Album, Comp) Not On Label (In The Nursery Self-released) none 2013


Cherished Dreams ‎(VHS, PAL, MiniAlbum) Not On Label (In The Nursery Self-released) VHS K83 1983
DMA2 Festival Bordeaux ‎(VHS) Not On Label (In The Nursery Self-released) none 1988
The Köda Tour 1988 - To The Faithful ‎(VHS, PAL) Not On Label none 1988
Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany, 28th April 1992 ‎(VHS) Not On Label (In The Nursery Self-released) none 1992
Hamburg, Markthalle, 11th April 1993 ‎(VHS) Not On Label (In The Nursery Self-released) none 1993
Künstler Zum 16. Wave-Gotik-Treffen ‎(DVD) Goeart none 2007


Stone Bruises ‎(File, FLAC) Not On Label (In The Nursery Self-released) none 2014

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