let us start 2021 with a BANG! It is that time again! In the hearts of cruel megacities men exit work and enter the remnants of a bygone era. Drunk on moonlight, they slip into purple reveries. Emerald fantasies bejewel their minds and enrapture their souls. Bedazzled they ask: „Is this all there is?“
Suddenly! An idea emerges! An escape! A return to reality! A way home! And so they look, wonder and long for: A Banishment of Bloodshed and Superstition! Anatomy of the Heads sophomore album set for release on August the 22nd of 2021! Based on a series of declassified CIA experiments that aim to induce amnesia through the use of pulsed microwaves, A Banishment of Bloodshed and Superstition promises to bring YOU, in a non-legally binding way, a pilgrimage through dense vegetation of explosive jazz-rock. Follow the light of the blood moon and come home!
The procession moves on! You have entered another chamber and this time the ordeal will be twice as long. Did you think that ye would enter Heaven without being tested to find those of you who will fight hard and push on? Only through persistent and steadfast pilgrimage through the realm of revengeful ghosts can you reach that mythical plateau which is said to be indistinguishable to paradise. In each garden is a mansion, a high throne of dignity that stands in a grove of cool shade, an adorned couch, rows of cushions, with rich carpets spread out, and a single cup that is always full of wine, as well as every meat and fruit that is like the food on Earth. While each and every one of you shall be adorned in gold, pearl bracelets and green garments of fine silk and brocade to impress and delight your beautiful and pure spouses. Wouldn’t this be worth a sacrifice? Sell some XRP and send some of your possessions to Sounds for the Soul Records - your go-to ambient music dealer that has embraced Anatomy of the Heads into his heart and liver.
Japan just gets it! Between hot ocha and steamy maki rolls we have had nothing but a good time there and when the experimental label XO-Archives came knocking we didn't hesitate to add an outtake from the latest recording session to their Whole a Lotta New Wave compilation. The track is called "Procession Through the Whirling Hall of Knives" and can best be described as a procession towards salvation through the realm of revengeful ghosts and showcases us tipping our toes into full-blooded ambient music. Previously we have been turned down by many ambient compilations and labels because our music is too busy, but it seems like we have knocked it out of the park with this one. You know what they say, there she walked as she fell through the door, walk away - looking at pages and remembering lies, walk away - apart from the graves and the place they made knives, walk away - cut off my thighs and whirl through the hall, walk away - walk away and they will cry - walk away. Don't acknowledge hungry ghosts. Just focus on your sugar-cane juice and walk!
Our very own Michael van Gore was invited to the 12th episode of CHECK YOUR PHONE on 718TV. A series of short video segments showcasing the ramblings, musings and psychic residue of the internet underworld, and we are proud to be a part of it. Enjoy the scenic Indonesian traffic and listen to his smooth, buttery voice as he talks about his most intimate feelings towards trees and power lines for some unknown reason. The vocals will sometime in the future bleed into the music, because we're slowly warming up to the idea of adding human voices to our muzak. Patience, though. If you'd like to know more, check out 718TV on YouTube or catch them live on Twitch. You can also take a dive into the 718TV deep lore and check out their magazine SUPERPREDATOR here. Do it! Do it, please, with sugar on top, or the guy in the lucha mask will beat me!
Have you ever wondered what we think of McDonald's and Jamiroquai? This is your chance to get to know us, take us out for dinner and have deep conversations. Spain's favorite Brit Paul PMZ interviewed the whole gang on a variety of topics and I think we convinced him that every McDonald's restaurant should carry chicken and rice as well as a wide variety of exotic animals. I mean could you resist the allure of monkeys ganging up on unsuspecting customers to steal their chicken nuggets? Fun for the whole family. Maybe you will like us? Maybe we fall in love. Maybe we get married and open up a bed and breakfast in the countryside that has an emu farm attached to it. You got nothin' to lose. Got, got nothin' to lose. Before I had a baby, I didn't really care. I thought about the back door. I did not know what to say. But once I got a baby, I tried it every way. She did not want to do it, but she did anyway. But baby, please don't refuse. You know you got nothin' to lose. Got, got nothin' to lose. Got, got nothin' to lose (Well, nothin'). Got, got nothin' to lose (Yeah, baby). Got, got nothin' to lose. [ROCKET SPACE GUITAR SOLO PYROTECHNICS]
Did someone say field recordings? You want to capture the incidental music we make in everyday life in its rawest form? In an exotic location? Boy, you have come to the right place! We can hook you up! We got tons of that stuff. How about a field recording from a gas station in Tahiti that our own Jérôme Fisch captured on a trip to French Polynesia? Glad you like it. Let us shake hands in confidence!
Now that you are up to speed. Enjoy the pumping of gas, the high pressure water hoes, and relentless traffic among the chatter of the locals. You can enjoy it for what it is, or you can put on your thinking hat and muse about something something globalization bad. You are welcome. And don't worry, this is not a one off thing. We have tons of field recordings from far-off places, and we will release them eventually. Prayers for dead men, screaming child in empty hanger, screaming child at dentist, three monks singing, monkey quaking, and so on. Brian Eno would be proud.
The death whistle blows again! We have decided to haunt the cold and gray airwaves of Germany on 102nd edition of the MidnightRadio compilation. Hear our call from the jungle admits crushing industrial drones and bleak serial killer noises and remember the oppressive heat of the summer. Take refuge in run down factories and the bosom of German engineering and know that death is inescapable. It will come to you like the mosquito in the night. Die with us and be composted under the tropical sun by an army of ants or get turned into gruel in the rendering plants of Eisenlager. Your remains shall be used to nourish the unwashed masses that vegetate in rattling cities of war machinery.
All this and more in this nine hour long compilation. You will listen and learn to hate your existence amongst the living dead and yearn for meaning in the sullen midnight hours of Germany.
More whistleblowing on TROUBLESOME NIGHTS 2! Ease your guilty consciousness by blowing some pipe at midnight. Get into the Halloween spirit with these thinly veiled innuendos and Blow Upon My Death Whistle with MMRK, DJ盲目, Soul▲Craft, and MC 絶句.
For many centuries, horror was supplied by the physical exertion of sedentary men and lesser animals, but this year rising from vast, open wetlands our haunting call stalks the night. Breeding season is over! Our howl of terror is traveling thousands of kilometers from our bloodstained altar to devour your souls! Fuel our internal combustion engines! Our hunger is great! May the winch and pulley hoist lead to a widespread replacement of ramps as the main means of vertical motion.
Enchanted with the aura of death absorbed from the pain and suffering from sacrificial victims, Outside Cat drops their first compilation including us... Anatomy Of Heads.
We sacrificed three letters of our band name at ancient sacrificial sites after a pilgrimage through lost barrows and treacherous jungle terrain - that's how evil this compilation is. A blast from this compilation may cause fear for 2D10 hours while knocking down small creatures, blowing out light sources, blinding and disrupting foes, and negating missile attacks.
No more books! No more thinking! Play the Jeritan track on this compilation in unison with Blow Upon My Death Whistle to summon a jungle demon. From the blood of a thousand cranes rises Outside Cat Volume 1. Look at you now! You had to push me didn't you? Look at what you made me do! Look at you lying there dead in the corner. Now you are dead. We are all dead. RIP.
have another one! We are proud to premiere a second new single called Blow Upon My Death Whistle on Vacuum Noise Records' Evolving Compilation. The evolving compilation is a compilation where tracks by different artists will be added daily, hence the track list will be altered on a daily basis until 31.12.2020.
In this spirit, we extend our most courteous invitation to evolve with us by imitating animal calls and the noise of the wind or storms. Join us is in death ritual and slay your former-self by assuming the name, garb, and attributes of the lord of hellfire to burn your tiny mind. Our song will help you - yes YOU! - dear friend, to be like the noise a weird wind in the night makes when it hurries through the empty streets of a mountain village. Shed your skin and financial burdens as we rush towards new beginnings. Comes with free innuendo!…69
As the opportunistic feeders that we are, we change our musical diets according to the seasons and our own tonal requirements. So get fat with us this month on a steady diet of noise, harsh
noise, harsh noise wall, ambient, drone, noisecore, free improvisation, noise jazz, slamming brutal death metal, grindcore, noise rock, industrial, and anything else fits in your pie hole. Look into my eyes! Lose yourself in my romancing gaze and let us
construct a platform nest in shallow water for our family. We are well-fed and have a home now, so be comfortable and lay your
Happiness and eternal youth await in Anatomy of the Heads' How to Fold One Thousand Cranes now on this monumental 12.5 hour
compilation. Stay with us! We take care of your pregnant self with our super low debt-to-income ratio and a Daihatsu Terios 2018. You know you want it!
while we are still tinkering with the second album you can get your first taste of the new material on various compilations that contain outtakes from the new record sessions. The first compilation to feature new material is the 20x20 compilation by Hïdrō Recordings. This massive two CD compilation features Artists such as Moebius Void, Belial Pelegrim, I Eternal, and Neal Retke as well as a new track called How to Fold One Thousand Cranes by yours truly.
Exactly like cranes, the new track with its large, long-legged and long-necked wire ropes cuts, slices and dices any kind of mollusks. And can be used to lift and lower musical delights and move them horizontally through time. This offer is not available in stores and is only available for a limited time ! ACT NOW! Get one of the highly limited physical copies at Hïdrō Recordings. Operators are standing by!
starting today we have decided to exit the cave, step into the 21st century, and embrace online-streaming services. As a result you can find our music in over 250 stores worldwide. In the coming days we will also upload our entire catalog to YouTube as snazzy videos.
Welcome to the new and improved Anatomy of the Heads - the band of grandpas that join a trend when all the innovation has dried up. Now it is actually easy to listen to our energizing moisturizing tantalizing and romanticizing music without having to scour thought the dark underbelly of the internet.
But wait! There's more! While we are working on our 2021 follow-up studio album we are releasing some outtakes as singles on various compilations. Follow our Twitter to get the scoop.
An album review for An Adoration in Prayer and Ritual from Sickstream #3. Send to us by Sam from Ohio.
"When Emerson, Lake & Palmer are not enough Anatomy of the Heads" has become our new slogan. We can eat ELP alive in a battle of pretentiousness! I mean two of them are dead anyway. Thirty minute bass solo? You got it!
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Devil's Night is finally upon us. To celebrate the occasion the Heads bring you three - as in 1,2,3 - live albums with previously unheard material. Recorded 2018 on their impromptu Asia tour. So, get those earbuds out and enjoy
Triptych Terror Oriente
A triple live extravaganza from the Far East!
Copper Clad Coinage is comprising two long form pieces of dense, foggy synths calling out for the creatures who live in perpetual darkness. Calling out to the forest dwellers; the people in ransacked forest cabins. Calling them for a nocturnal ritual out in the swamps and other dark corners of the earth. To light up in technicolor; to burn in paradise and purgatory; to ferment and harden into a monumental, all encompassing statue of sound.
Gather your bullions, make your mother proud and DOWNLOAD NOW!
MAXIMUM:PLEASURE is a celebration of mysticism and clandestinely for electric strings!
A massive composition for oscillators and orchestra.
Witness certain death! As 400 oscillators of maximum putrefaction haunt the night! Hear the destruction! As Japans villages crumble under the ungodly burst of noise and blistering silence! Experience true grit! As a rag-tag team of professional musicians brave Death! And Rejoice! As walls of sound and tidal waves of fire purify your ears!
Give blessing to mighty low price spirit and DOWNLOAD NOW!
Hypnotic rhythms and high atmosphere! This concoction of otherworldly noises is like vapor dancing through the nighttime sky. Always the same, yet always different, as if all instruments gradually dissolve into evil shapes that levitate towards ascension in another dimension (accompanied, of course, by a lot of ghostly and ghastly sounds).
Heed the call of the jungle people, eat your brain-brain and
An Adoration in Prayer and Ritual brings you muzak from the darkest corners of the mind! No hut can stand against it, and no village can escape its curse! Go to: https://aoftheh.bandcamp.com/ or click on the picture to the right to get a full dose of Experimental Exotica. The album comes with five videos, album trailer, and a jazzy booklet.
So, make your mother proud and DOWNLOAD NOW!
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