Dead Kid Harvester

With the lyrics to a song written, but no musical ability to accompany them, an alternative solution was conceived. A track was put together using samples of kitchen utensils, vocals were recorded, and Dead Kid Harvester was born.

Dead Kid Harvester is a solo avant-garde/experimental/noise artist with a complete disregard for any form of music convention such as harmony or tempo. The primary instruments used are vocals and kitchen utensils. The life of a song typically begins with the lyrics, written with no consideration for rhythm or beat. Dead Kid Harvester takes influences ranging from doom metal to drone, industrial and old school punk, and polarizes them into an industrial cacophony of noise. Recorded samples and segments are combined haphazardly into songs, with frequent use of pitch shift and time stretch effects.

Dead Kid Harvester was formed in Porirua, New Zealand in December 2000, later moving to Auckland. The name Dead Kid Harvester is a combination of two nicknames acquired at high school, and is no less off-putting than the music itself. The preferred lyrical themes are insanity, horror and philosophy. Dead Kid Harvester makes use of both jarring and subtle variations between channels to invoke uneasiness and disarray.

The current plan is to complete the debut album, The First Sign Of Madness.

Discography

Compilations
I Only Liked the Neglected Demos

5th Feb. 2012
Digital

Planet Bloopy
BLPY01

* Free download

1. They're Melting the Easter Bunny
2. Proz' for Ma 'Hoes (Prozac Loops mix feat. Jase Cheese Motherfuckers)
3. Wacko Wonderland
4. Ode to a Fresh Fruit
5. Mullet Army

Various Artists
SIGNALVOID

8th Aug. 2012
Digital

SIGNALVOID

* Free download
* Bandcamp

Features songs Puberty, Stubborn Cupboard.

We'll Leave the Lights On

31st Oct. 2009
CD-R

He of the House
HOTHCOMP001

Features song Radiation.

DEMUS Compiled II

30th Oct. 2009
2x CD-R

DEMUS
DEM-002

* Bandcamp

Features song Radiation.

In The Media

Rock Royalty (Phoenix New Times, 22 Jan. 2004)
"You can hear some bad stuff, true. I mean, my favorite horrible band is Dead Kid Harvester, a guy out of New Zealand who plays kitchen utensils. It's the worst stuff on the planet."

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