Gigapus​+​+

by Severed Heads

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gnardog45
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gnardog45 40 box is amazing!
Goth girls too. I hear a little bit of Cuisine in the synths maybe? Perhaps?
Have listened to Sevs for many years.
Incredible work Tom Ellard!
supercoolguy
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supercoolguy Gigapus ain't for a gigawuss. Also Life's Oven might just be better than Heart of the Party. Favorite track: Nighttime Falls.
ZiLch
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ZiLch I don't know how I made it so long without Tiny Wounded Bird in my life. Favorite track: Tiny Wounded Bird.
Andreas Contzen
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Andreas Contzen Hi guys, hi tom I'm so happy, to be able now to express my deep respect and admirement (?)concerning Your fantastic music and all the ideas around it! I think, theres alot going on inside yr genius brain! I'm german, so please excuse my terrible attempts to express myself!! please go on like this, you made the World a little less terrible, boring, evil and gave also much humor! thanx. hope, the buying /downloading of "gigapus" (love 'importance of hair ') has worked correctly! love you guys, for making this fuckin planet a better place. go ahead, take care! I'm also one of the biggest Chrome /creed /edge fan. I'm sure, you know them. ok, I'm better stopping here 👽👀💫go ahead!!
Andrew Lagowski
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Andrew Lagowski “This is just a wonderful variety of sounds and mental imagery. Ellard’s genius abounds within” - Clifford of West Drayton. Favorite track: Tiny Wounded Bird.
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Cabbalaland 04:52
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Octopus Kilopus Megapus Gigapus

Recorded and rejected throughout 1992-1994 Gigapus was our last flirtation with mainstream labels. Notably the album was recorded at first using multitrack tape, but once rejected it was recorded again using samplers and synthesisers direct to DAT. In those days of 2Mb samplers this was a major undertaking. More notably the universe decided around 1992-3 that electronic music by white people was 'dated' and somehow good ol rock 'n roll was BACK.

Nettwerk records smelled the glove and dumped the band as not featuring enough female folk singers, although it would have been better to have done it in 92. As it was, we were in limbo until 1994 which is why there's at least 3 versions of everything.

Decibel records picked up the album in the USA, in Europe it came out on Dark Star (horribly maimed with excessive bass) but neither could get much traction and the band was left with some chart success in Australia only to lose everything in the crash of Volition records in 1995.

To be honest it's a patchy record. Some tracks are strong but there are quite a few which are druggy in-jokes, which is odd as we didn't use drugs. Maybe it was the influence of the neo-hippy rave scene that sprung up in the early 90's. It seemed right at the time, it seems a little daft now. But here in 2009 I thank the gods that I didn't jump on the retro rock bandwagon - 'dated' just means 'too far ahead'.

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released July 1, 1994

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Established 1979.

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