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.
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.
Tracks appear on:
2009 - DEMUS Compiled II
2009 - We'll Leave the Lights On
2011 - 5DBSSS One - tha ReeMux is (remix 'Metal on Utensil')
2012 - SIGNALVOID (exclusive songs 'Puberty', 'Stubborn Cupboard')
2016 - Through the Drift and the Unspoken
2017 - No Synth Noise Compilation (an interpretation of an Into Orbit track)
Dead Kid Harvester was formed in Porirua, New Zealand in December 2000, later moving to Auckland. Things started when the lyrics for a song named Hungry Harvey were written. With no traditional musical skills, the only option was to resort to kitchen utensils.
Doom metal, dark alternative rock, experimental industrial, avant-garde, old school punk. Artists: Headless Chickens, Black Sabbath, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Anti-Nowhere League, Mercyful Fate, Candlemass, Danzig, Disjecta Membra, Leonard Cohen, Hog Haul Valentine, Bull of Heaven, The Wreckery.