Severed Heads – ‘A Million Angels’

I’m hard pressed to think of an artist or musical outfit that has influenced me more than Severed Heads. A good portion of their musical output was nothing less than visionary in it’s ability to bind pop music with an often alien, synthetic sound and a good dose of found sound and music concrete. Whilst I’m not sure if the Boards of Canada boys were fans or had even heard them, it feels like BoC couldn’t even exist without Severed Heads. ‘A Million Angels’ is lifted from the brilliant 1983 album Since The Accident and the wonderful video for the song shares a similarly experimental process to that of the music thanks to the video synthesizer magic of Stephen Jones. Check out this great re-telling of how the video for the track came to be from Tom Ellard here.

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