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 founded 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.

In 2018, after nearly ten years of recording and procrastination, the debut full-length album The First Sign Of Madness was finally completed.

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Discography

Albums
The First Sign Of Madness

22nd May 2018
CD-R
Digital

Planet Bloopy
BLPY02

1. Radiation
2. My Brain Surgeon Has Parkinson's Disease
3. Chronic Halloween Syndrome
4. Wormy Justice
5. White Coats and Strangled Throats
6. Old Bloopbeard's Tale
7. Microwave Pop Song
8. Mind Lost
9. Psychopathic Influence
10. Sleep
11. Harvester Kid Dead
12. Architecture of Aggression
13. Scab Made Out of Faeces

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
No Synth Noise Compilation 2017

10th Dec 2017
Digital

Histamine Tapes
HT001

* Bandcamp

Features an interpretation of an Into Orbit track.

Through the Drift and the Unspoken

3rd Nov 2016
Digital

* Bandcamp

Features song White Coats and Strangled Throats.

SIGNALVOID

8th Aug 2012
USB Stick
Digital

SIGNALVOID

* Free download

Features songs Puberty, Stubborn Cupboard.

5DBSSS One - tha ReeMux is

5th Sep 2011
Digital

Itsu Jitsu
5DBSSSR1

* Free download
* Bandcamp

Metal on Utensil is a remix of Metal on Metal by Doug Sharp.

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
Digital

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."

Reviews

I Only Liked the Neglected Demos

"...all those other projects that were used somehow, I never liked those so much either, ever. Scrap it all, leave it to the garbage, and collect it again some other time to make an album of neglected demos! This is actually some of the goofiest, funniest, and fucked to the bone music heard in my ears in a long time, something in fact never heard in my entire listening experience. This is something entirely other, almost stupid in fact, well, fucking brilliantly stupid! A retarded genius of astral bafoonery! The feeling I get from this music is a kind of sensation in my brain that no other music has ever come close to. Two huge what the fucking middle finger thumbs up..." - Samuel Lilly, WTFMusic

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