His Name Is AliveHome Is In Your Head

Label:4AD – CAD 1013
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Art Rock, Downtempo, Experimental


A1Are You Comin' Down This Weekend?0:18
A2Her Eyes Were Huge Things1:37
A3The Charmer2:14
Song Of Schizoprenia
A4Hope Called In Sick1:36
A5My Feathers Needed Cleaning2:27
A6The Well2:25
A7There's Something Between Us And He's Changing My Words
Written-ByBone Machine (3)
A8The Phoenix, A Pool Of Ice0:50
A9Are We Still Married?2:51
A10Put Your Finger In Your Eye0:44
A11Home Is In Your Head2:23
A12Why People Disappear4:17
A13Here Eyes Are Huge1:11
B14Save The Birds0:23
B15Chances Are We Are Mad2:37
B17Sitting Still Moving Still Staring Outlooking3:28
B18Very Bad A Bitter Hand3:02
B19Beautiful And Pointless2:25
B21Spirit And Body1:49
B22Love's A Fish Eye3:32
B23Dreams Are Of The Body / The Other Body2:39

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A hidden song is included on the last track. After a brief moment of silence following the conclusion of "Dreams Are of the Body," a song called "The Other Body" begins. This is a demo track that ends abruptly, as the tape ran out during recording.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 014436 101311 >
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout, Etched): MPO CAD 1013 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout, Etched): MPO CAD 1013 B1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Home Is In Your Head (CD, Album)4ADCAD 1013 CDUK1991
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Home Is In Your Head (Cassette, Album)4ADCAD C 1013UK1991
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Home Is In Your Head (CD, Album)4AD510 631-2Canada1991
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Home Is In Your Head (CD, Album)Rough TradeRTD 120.1233.2Germany1991
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Home Is In Your Head (CD, Album)4AD30892France1991


  • plaidzebra's avatar
    His Name Is Alive's second record follows the threads of the first record's shadows and dramatic turns. As with the debut, the tapes produced by the band were submitted to 4AD where they were edited and mixed into its final form. The record also has an ethereal 4AD sound. As with the first, it also sounds like nothing else.

    The themes are similar to "Livonia": dreams, loss, sadness, beauty, desire etc. However, "Home Is In Your Head" adds a strong theme of mental illness and despair. The lyrics become more surreal and often project images rather than a narrative. The songs are still melodic and moving. But it's in some ways a difficult listen. It's very dark, hypnotic, and achingly melancholy.

    The American cd release includes the excellent "Dirt Eaters" EP, which evolves the sound on HIIYH and is for the most part more easily digestible, barring the bizarre "Is This The Way The Tigers Do?". For this reason, I recommend this edition over the others.

    HIIYH might be too dark and downbeat for some, but if that sort of thing clicks with you, you'll enjoy the trip into despair. Another record for darkness, and late night.

    This record also marks the end of the first incarnation of His Name Is Alive. The next record, "Mouth By Mouth," takes a sharp turn toward a surreal, catchy pop/rock sound. Of course, this is His Name Is Alive we're talking about. You know it's not going to sound like anything else.



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