- The set comes with a bonus disc featuring unreleased tracks and live performances.
The first Dark Entries release of 2020 is a reissue of Severed Heads' debut album.
Clean, originally released in 1981, was the first full-length proper (sometimes referred to as their second, after some small-run tapes) from the Australian electronic group led by Tom Ellard. Showcasing a rougher sound than the industrial and synth pop-influenced style the band would develop later, a contemporary review of Clean describes the LP as "an ugly album that you simply cannot ignore... it thuds and screeches and makes you stare just to wonder what kind of people would procure such an album."
Most of the record was written and performed by Ellard on synths, sequencer and tape machine, with other instrumentation from Garry Bradbury. The Dark Entries reissue features the original opener, "Food City," missing from past reissues, as well as a raft of bonus material that includes live performances, the Side 3 cassette and a demo tape that Dark Entries says surfaced just last year.
25 percent of all proceeds for the Clean reissue will go towards the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities in Australia.
Dark Entries has reissued material from Ellard and Severed Heads in the past, including Ellard's 80s Cheesecake and the 1986 album Come Visit The Big Bigot.
Listen to clips.
01. Food City
02. On Own Home
05. Car Advertisement
07. Don't Saxophone
09. Tiny Fingers
10. Heavily Tatooed Men + Women
11. Violins And Moonlight
13. You Will
16. Clean Loops
18. Ladies + Gents Digital
19. Somehow Pain
21. Always Randy
Dark Entries will release Clean on January 24th, 2020.