Severed Heads Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
EP available on 12” vinyl on Optimo Trax. With a lot of comparisons drawn between Australia’s Severed Heads and Kraftwerk in their musical and working style, you can certainly see their effect on modern day electronic music. Big Saints.. is a collection of tracks that have had minimal remastering and rearrangement for DJ usage, and could definitely still smash a dancefloor today.
Originally released in 1986, Dark Entries reissue Come Visit The Big Bigot on double vinyl for the first time since. Experimental and generally quite harsh percussion, noisy synthesis and sample mangling back vocals that vary from Kraftwerk-ian to almost Gary Numan. At it’s core it’s an industrial record, but with some polished edges.
- Vinyl Double LP (DE180LP)
Please Clifford, Don’t Live In The Past is a retrospective collection of Severed Heads, a bunch of Australian post-punk, synth-pop, tape-experimental heads whose work is getting some reissue attention from the Dark Entries label. Lots of exciting odds and ends here, with live, demo and unreleased tracks along with band members’ solo recordings. Double LP on Dark Entries.
- Vinyl Double LP (DE105LP)
1985 Australian synth-pop from Severed Heads, operating as an efficient 2 piece at this point in their career. This reissue picks up all the material from the slightly differing tracklists of Stretcher’s several editions, totalling 17 tracks. Double LP accompanied with in-depth historical liner notes, on Medical Records.
Petrol was the 1982 underground hit of Severed Heads, a bunch of Australian post-punk, synth-pop, tape-experimental heads whose work is getting some reissue attention from the Dark Entries label. This EP contains 4 different versions: as well as the original, a live-for-TV performance, a 1984 reworking, and a weird dub version. 12” on Dark Entries.
An industrial band who play with the moodiest synths to make the eeriest pop songs, Severed Heads originally released 'City Slab Horror' in 1985, but it's now being reissued by Medical Records. Far more than your average industrial record, you might find more to love about 'City Slab Horror' if you're a fan of Animal Collective, Black Dice or other happy-go-lucky experimental acts. On this record, Severed Heads are obsessed with making irresistible pop hooks, with firm industrial beats, and filtering in odd vocal refrains and motifs, which give the record an unearthly, inhumane vibe that ultimately feels joyous. It's the vocals you'll come back for, but 'City Slab Horror' is a richly textured, highly fluid slice of what we're now going to call industrial-pop.
Moody but ultimately optimistic synth-pop and industrial pioneers Severed Heads originally released 'Since the Accident' in 1983, but here it stands, the reissued trophy of Medical Records. Severed Heads were famous for using loops to produce bona fide pop hits, although they never made it big enough for them to become ubiquitous: this record is a noisier, more abstract affair from the band, often featuring a mismatch of horrifying sounds, overtly distorted vocals and buzzsaw tactics. It's less melodic than the average Severed Heads record in places, but no less invigorating.