Beautiful Arabic Surface / Cheerio Inner Moon

by Severed Heads

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Bart Furp
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Bart Furp Sometimes you can hit snooze on the alarm clock and in those (why is it always) nine minutes you can dream eternities.
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da_clam ..oh wow, this is like 'new old stock', 'brand new in box', and the moment your ears open it, the tonal smells of the late 70's and early 80's start wafting around in your head..continually. Cheerio Inner Moon...every Clifford needs this, captures the warm fuzzy of a world's time so long ago bye bye now...magically terse =) Favorite track: Cheerio Inner Moon.
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DJHDD Thank God for Severed Heads; this reminds of the early Terese Tape daze & specifically Clifford Darling, Please Don't Live In The Past. Favorite track: Cheerio Inner Moon.
Mark C Caro
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Mark C Caro Honestly love both tracks, and to pick favorites is like picking a favorite one of your own children. That being said, I like the old hissing crackle of vinyl that can be heard in Beautiful Arabic Surface because it takes me back to some very ancient and fond memories of my long ago childhood. Favorite track: Beautiful Arabic Surface.
Lone Cosmonaut
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Lone Cosmonaut What's not to love about unearthed archival ephemera, manipulated and crafted into a sonic soundscape as only Severed Heads can...or used to do. Superb! Favorite track: Cheerio Inner Moon.
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neur0dancer cheerio cheerio cheerio cheerio cheerio cheerio Favorite track: Cheerio Inner Moon.
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Severed Heads has refused to make new music since 2007, as there was no compelling reason to do so. But when asked by Ears Have Ears to perform a new 20m piece on air at FBi Radio, it came to mind that BUGHLT had recently offered to cut a 20m long acetate. That the acetate lathe once made discs for radio play inspired a piece formed from 78 rpm records that we would both perform and cut to disc. We're pleased to present the first new SH tracks in 9 years. It's Stewart's first writing credit too!

Quite consciously the music hearkens back the kind we made back when first starting out. We are relearning the sounds we make.

You can find more about the performance and Ears Have Ears On FBi Radio here:

This recording was made after the radio show, with some adjustments to the composition.

There was an extremely small number of acetates available from BUGHLT separate to this download. (Please note that each disc is hand made. They are mono. Acetates are long lasting but not as long as pressed vinyl.)


released June 20, 2016

Stewart Lawler: Synthesisers and delays.
Tom Ellard: Sound loops and microsampler.


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