Boomkat Product Review:
As Karl O'Connor (Regis) continues to restore his enviable archive, we're blessed with 'Death Head Said', a compilation of seven dubplates dating to the late '90s. Essentially it's an augmented version of O'Connor's 2000 album 'Disintegration' with Peter Sutton & Ian J. Richardson, replacing their contributions with classics and extended versions from the same era. On the first plate that means the gritted funk of 'Death Head Said' and the granite welt of 'Absolute' backed with a longer version of the mighty 'Baptism', one of his more minimal, atmospheric and rhythmically deviant classics which evidently paved the way for later British Murder Boys gear. The second plate features 'Death Head Said (Version)' and the rutting momentum of 'Assume Nothing', both from the original album, backed with the shifty, itchy churn of 'VD Hospital' and 'Unnatural' from the 'Gayscene' 12". Heavy heavy wares.