2020 reissue, 2×12″ LP, Dark Entries.
Dark Entires continue to lead the current cold wave and synth scenes from the front, this time by reissuing genre giants Severed Heads’s debut album Clean from 1981. This version comes with liner notes by band member Tom Ellard plus photos and press clippings from the period that make it even more essential. Musically, of course, it is a unique mix of synth-heavy post-punk mixed with industrial rhythms and violins that groan and moan. The textures are rough and confrontational and the album has often been referred to as ‘ugly’ for that reason. 25% of all proceeds for the Clean reissue will go towards the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities in Australia. – Juno