Lunatic Calm

Lunatic Calm

Lunatic Calm were a UK-based electronic music group, specializing in big-beat hardcore and down-tempo trip-hop. Formed in 1996, they comprised of Simon 'sHack' Shackleton and Howard 'Howie' Saunders. They composed and produced several high-energy tracks and two albums. The group are most famous for their track Leave You Far Behind, which has appeared on numerous movie soundtracks including The Matrix, Charlie's Angels, and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. Together, they have also done numerous remixes for artists such as Bush, DJ Scissorkicks, and Curve.
Lunatic Calm quietly split up since the release of Breaking Point in 2002, with sHack placing the blame on record labels (this was also a factor in the numerous delays in releasing their last album). However, sHack has been active in the DJ scene, operating under the name Elite Force. Some of his songs (both remixes and new tracks) have appeared on The Crystal Method remix albums, Community Service and Community Service II.

The duo parted ways after their second album in 2001.

Lunatic Calm Discography Tracks


Lunatic Calm Metropol (Album) Universal Japan 1997 Sell This Version
70017-77701-2 Lunatic Calm Metropol(CD, Album) City Of Angels 70017-77701-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
70017-77706-2, 70017.77706.2 Lunatic Calm Breaking Point(CD, Album) City Of Angels, City Of Angels 70017-77706-2, 70017.77706.2 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Lunatic Calm Instrumental(CDr, Promo) Universal Music Publishing Group none US 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Lunatic Calm One Step(12", W/Lbl) City of Angels none US 1996 Sell This Version
Lunatic Calm Leave You Far Behind (Maxi, Single) MCA Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
Lunatic Calm Roll The Dice (Single, Maxi) MCA Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
Lunatic Calm LC Double 'O' Series Fused & Bruised UK 1998 Sell This Version
LUNATIC 1 Lunatic Calm Centista(12", Promo) MCA Records LUNATIC 1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
Lunatic Calm Elite Force Remix EP (EP) City Of Angels US 2000 Sell This Version
LC 001 L. Calm* Untitled(12", W/Lbl, Ltd) Fused & Bruised LC 001 Unknown Sell This Version
LC003 Lunatic Calm Untitled(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Ltd) Not On Label LC003 UK Unknown Sell This Version


none Lunatic Calm Beatbox Burning (Lunatic's 10​-​Ton Breaks Mix)(File) Not On Label (Simon Shackleton Self-released) none UK 2015